Watermelon Margaritas + Memorial Day

As I mentioned yesterday, I had a great weekend with my dad. And then on Monday, after he left, I spent the afternoon with some friends grilling out and enjoying the weather. I brought Ryman over as well, since one of my friends had his two Dauchshunds. Meeting each other was a little iffy, but once everyone settled in, I think they had a fun day playing! And Ryman has pretty much been out cold ever since…

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Also, as promised, I have a DELICIOUS margarita recipe for you. In fact, it is a WATERMELON MARAGARITA. HELLO. I know it’s not the prettiest picture, but that’s life, guys.

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Watermelon Margaritas

3 cups watermelon

2 cups tequila

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons sugar

large pinch of salt

Blend it all up, and pour it over ice!! You could also blend it with ice, however watermelon has so much water in it, that even blending it with ice doesn’t make it very “slushy,” so I recommend just skipping the blended ice and serving it on the rocks. Garnish with a lime and/or watermelon wedge!

The Grasshopper

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Are you putting up your Christmas decorations soon?? Well, you should make these. A few years ago, these amazing Grasshoppers became a bit of a tree decorating tradition for my mom and me. So naturally, when she came to visit for Thanksgiving, and then we transitioned the house from Fall to Christmas, we broke out the blender. HELLO!!!

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Blend together one shot of creme de menthe, one shot of creme de cacao, and a LOT of vanilla ice cream. We almost filled up the vitamix with ice cream. Once you blend them, give it a taste. You can liquor it up a little bit extra if you want! They really look prettiest in a martini glass drizzled with chocolate syrup, but let’s be real – martini glasses don’t hold a lot.

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