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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Tequila Frost

I was thinking about a frozen drink as I stood in the kitchen this week dreaming about doing nothing. How can that really be a goal? So I did some research and I found this lovely beverage which has some of my favorite things in it. Grapefruit juice, tequila, and pineapple juice, not in that order.

“The Tequila Frost” is a whipped, thick and yummy drink — great for a hot evening at home when you really have nothing to do and nowhere to go. Sit back and enjoy summer in New Mexico. Do you know anyone who does that?

Ingredients
2 oz. Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1 1/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 1/4 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Grenadine
1/2 oz. Honey

Procedure
Throw everything into the blender and blend till smooth and pour into a chilled parfait glass. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Here’s some info about grenadine. Grenadine is a red, sweet and viscous syrup used for making cocktails. It is often used to soak cherries and give them their vibrant red color. Its name is said to have come from where it was invented — the mainland of Granada. While many consider grenadine cherry-flavored, it has traditionally been a concoction of sugar and pomegranate juice. Today, grenadine is usually made from a mixture of artificial color, sometimes berry or cherry juice for flavoring, and corn syrup or sugar. One can still obtain original grenadine, so read the labels.