Pink Lemonade Margarita

Pink Lemonade MargaritaPlanning a bridal shower, ladies lunch or just an evening with your favorite gals? How pretty is this? A Pink Lemonade Margarita! It’s the perfect cocktail for that perfect occasion. Dainty and delicate in your prettiest glasses, this citrus-y cocktail has taken on a new slant! Not your typical Cinco de Mayo “bebida”! When I saw this recipe by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, the pretty pictures caught my eye, and we’re ladies, so….duh! A must! It was almost like Abby Larson knew what we love… All things pretty!Pink Lemonade Margarita Debbie

Put the rimming salt aside, it’s time to create some edible confetti! Choose a few of the prettiest edible flowers and snip the petals. Voilà! The perfect assortment of color…edible color! Can it get any prettier than that? This is a cocktail that will make everyone smile! Sipping Pretty in Pink!Pink Lemonade Margarita Cutting OH

Your guests will feel like they’re strolling through a spring garden with the hint of citrus and flowers at their lips.Pink Lemonade Margarita Glasses

Cheers!Pink Lemonade Margarita

 

Pink Lemonade Margarita
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Pink Lemonade Margarita

Servings 4 8-ounce glasses
Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces chilled pink lemonade, regular or sparkling
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • juice of 1 lime
  • splash of orange juice, per glass
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup
  • Edible Flower Confetti

Edible Flower Confetti

  • Edible Flowers- Choose a variety of edible flowers for your confetti to create a whimsical flowered rim (see below*). A little goes a long way!

Instructions

Pink Lemonade Margarita

  1. To let the carbonation settle a bit, pour lemonade into a large pitcher and let sit a bit while preparing the rest of the cocktail.

  2. Fill a large glass or martini shaker with ice cubes (crushed ice would melt too quickly and dilute the drink too much)

  3. Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice.

  4. Shake vigorously. If using a glass, stir vigorously and pour into pitcher with lemonade. Set aside.

  5. Pour a small amount of simple syrup in to a flat dish or saucer.

  6. Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup. You can coat the entire diameter of the rim, or if you are only adding petals to a portion of the rim, as we did, you will only need to dip that smaller area.

  7. Using a paper towel slightly dampened with warm water, wipe away any areas where the simple syrup may have dripped or gotten onto by accident.

  8. In a smaller dish or workspace, sprinkle your pretty confetti petals. If using assorted petal colors, be sure to mix them up a bit for that real confetti look!

  9. Dip the simple syrup’d (like how I made that a verb!) rims into your pile of pretties! Alternatively, you can angle the glass and sprinkle the petals over the syrup’d edges to adhere. If using this technique, be sure to remove the ones that may have gotten in the glass…although, a few floating petals could actually be pretty too!

  10. Quickly stir or shake the margarita one more time and carefully pour into the prepared glasses.

  11. Top each glass with a final splash of orange juice and enjoy!

  12. ¡Salúd!

Edible Flower Confetti

  1. Snip the petals into very narrow strips, lengthwise, and then again crosswise to create the mini square confetti shape.

  2. Add the pieces to a shallow bowl or dish.

  3. Continue with Step 5 above.

Recipe Notes

Pink Lemonade Margarita Cutting*Edible Flowers:

  • Rose, chamomile, pansy, clover, dandelion, lavender, sunflower, tulip, marigold and nasturtium…just to name a few.
  • Often available packaged in the produce section at Whole Foods or other specialty grocers (but call first!).

Gr8 Tips:

  • The sparkling pink lemonade I choose to use is from Trader Joe’s; French Market Sparkling Pink Lemonade, in the tall, pretty glass bottle.

If you are also serving handsome gentlemen at this soirée, you could always forgo the "oh so pretty" floral confetti, and rim their margarita with the traditional salt. Cheers!

Adapted from Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Brenda Perlin | 29th Jul 16

    This is an adorable idea. Love it.

    • Debbie | 29th Jul 16

      Brenda, this was so much fun to make and so pretty too…not to mention the taste! Deliciosa! Who’d a “thunk” you could decorate a drink with prettiness! Cheers Gr8 friend!

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