Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Pimm’s and Cherry Lemonade plus World Cup Cocktails

 

 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

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My husband has been counting the minutes until the World Cup in Brazil. We’ve been watching a bit of football lately (if I call it soccer, I can expect to see divorce papers), and it’s all about to get much more intense. There can be no question that we’re supporting England, and luckily, they don’t play the US this time. As long as I don’t cheer too much for my own team, I think we’ll make it through the next four years.

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

I don’t actually know much about football, but I do know that watching sports is an excellent excuse for drinking. It’s Geoff’s goal to drink a beer from each country during each match, which is already proving challenging, but since I don’t drink beer, I need to be prepared with a go to cocktail that will get me in the spirit. 

I chose Pimm’s and lemonade (that’s Sprite in American) for my team cocktail since it seems like that’s what all the English girls drink in the summer. I also added a bit of syrup from the maraschino cherry jar to sweeten the deal. I could definitely drink these all day. I doubt you’re supposed to drink them while watching sports, but I don’t usually pay much attention to what you’re supposed to do. 

Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade from Awesome on20

Will you be watching the World Cup this year? What team are you supporting? And most importantly, what will you be drinking while you do it? 

Pimm's and Cherry Lemonade
Serves 1
A lovely summer cocktail for cheering on the English football team.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. ice
  2. 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) Pimm's liqueur
  3. About a cup of lemon lime soda
  4. 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup
  5. a lemon wedge and a cherry for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a tall glass (12 ounces) with plenty of ice. Add your jigger of Pimm's and top it up with lemonade, that's Sprite to Americans, then stir in the cherry syrup. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry, and sip away while your team scores many goals.
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 For the opening match, why not try a Caipirinha for Team Brazil or this cherry cocktail for Team Croatia. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find out what we’re drinking during the World Cup. Go England!

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Dudes! It’s my blogaversary!!! Last year on Memorial Day weekend, I launched my very own website after years of quiet wishing. One second I’m thinking, “I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” and then the next second I’m thinking, “Wait, it’s only been a year?” Either way, we should definitely have a drink to celebrate.

So much has changed in the past year. Times were much harder back then, but finally our luck began to change, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

My husband and I both have stable, relatively well-paying jobs, and I no longer have to panic every time the rent is due. My daughter became a teenager, and I turned 35, which definitely makes me old. I got a new camera, but I still barely know how to work it. So much can happen in a year.

I still have big blogger dreams. Maybe by this time next year, people will actually read my blog. The good news and the bad news is that I’ll continue to make food, take it’s picture, write about it, and put it on the internet whether you like it or not. Especially since after all that is over, I get to eat it. Or in this case, drink. That’s a sweet gig right there.

Pomegranate Margarita from Awesome on 20

Put some pomegranate juice in your margarita. It’s sweet and tart and just a tiny bit fancy. Make yourself a sugar rim because we’re celebrating. Doing something you love for a whole year is awesome, and I can’t think of a better reason to celebrate.

Pomegranate Margarita
Serves 1
Tangy, sweet, pomegranate margarita perfect for a celebration
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Spoonful of sugar
  2. Ice
  3. 2 ounces tequila
  4. 1 ounce triple sec
  5. 1 ounce lime juice
  6. 3 ounces pomegranate juice
Instructions
  1. Get out two small plate and put a shallow layer of water in one and a big spoonful of sugar in the other. Flip your glass over and dip the rim into the water, then into the sugar so that the sugar sticks to the rim of the glass.
  2. Add ice to a cocktail shaker or a larger glass. Pour all the remaining ingredients over the ice and shake or stir. Pour the cocktail into your sugar rimmed glass. Make one for your friends because it's a party.
Notes
  1. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, choose a sweetened pomegranate juice blend rather than an unsweetened pure pomegranate juice.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
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A Dozen Awesome Mexican Recipes

A Dozen Awesome Mexican Recipes

A Dozen Awesome Mexican Recipes

When somebody asks you if you want Mexican food, the answer is always yes. Even if you’re like my charmingly English husband who calls all Mexican food fajitas, it’s still gonna be awesome. Spicy, meaty, cheesy. There’s just so much awesome. And with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, baby you better get ready. Here are a dozen recipes for you to love.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are so many kinds of awesome I can’t even begin to explain. There have never ever been leftovers. 

It’s almost time for picnic season. Bring Southwest Pasta Salad and be everybody’s favorite person.

I want to eat all the Buffalo Chicken Tacos by myself. Back up off my spicy chicken tacos, yo! 

Spicy Chicken Chili is the perfect thing to make a lot of people outrageously happy all at once. 

We don’t wait for a special occasion to make My Mom’s Tacos. We actually eat them about every other week. Last time Geoff ate his with half a scorpion pepper. He’s insane.

Vegetarians love Mexican food, too. Feed them Mexican Lasagna and they’ll love you forever.

Jalapeno Deviled Eggs are a spicy version of one of the most classic potluck dishes ever. Give the church ladies a surprise!

Chili with Gnocchi is a great way to stretch a small amount of meat, and a great way to burn your mouth off. Go ahead and make it ridiculously spicy. What have you got to lose?

You’re going to need a drink to keep your face from setting itself on fire. Water is useless against chilis. A Passion Fruit Margarita will satisfy all your tropical drink needs. 

In case you need to take this Mexican action to the grill, you can always bring out Spicy Southwest Burgers. Cheeseburgers are my power animal. 

Tequila’s not only for margaritas. Geoff also made this Mexican Bird of Paradise cocktail with tequila and pineapple juice. Sometimes experiments turn into something awesome. 

Please everyone with these Picky Eater Chicken Enchiladas. Even I’ll eat them without picking anything out. 

Seriously, just go and eat all the Mexican food you can get your hands on before it’s too late! No excuses!

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