The Weekly Rewind!

The Weekly Rewind

Welcome to the Weekly Rewind!  Here is what I have been up to the past few days.  You can follow along all week on Instagram here. 

1) I spent some time on my absolute favorite beach with my family – we grilled our dinner, caught crabs and had a wonderful night.  I always feel so re-charged after spending a day there.

2)  I think I finally figured out the best air-drying method for my hair.  Let it almost completely dry and then tie it into a bun with an elastic until it is completely dry.  I can live with this!

3)  I made this delicious trifle I found on the Skinnytaste website for our 4th of July party. It is my current favorite cooking blog and I head there whenever I am looking for a great, quick and simple recipe. You should check it out!

4)  Now that the temperatures are soaring, I am always looking to up my fluid intake.  These Vita Coco coconut waters are great – super healthy and a lot less boring than water.  The Pineapple flavor is my favorite.

5)  Summer is all about casual and easy dressing.  After a day at the beach, I love slathering on some body oil and then just throwing on a tunic top and some shorts, along with my trusted Havaianas in gold.  Done!

6) Lastly, I took my kids to their Grandparents for a week and they were sooo excited.  My youngest had his shoes all lined up and ready to go at 6:00 a.m.  So cute!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Mango Jalapeño Margaritas

Courtesy of how sweet it is.

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YIELD: FOR ONE MARGARITA, CAN EASILY BE MULTIPLIED

ingredients:

2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces jalapeño tequila
2 ounces lime juice
2 1/2 ounces mango simple syrup
1/2 mango, peeled and chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced
salt for the rim
lime wedges

directions:

For jalapeño tequila: add 2 sliced jalapeños to a large jar or container and cover with 1 1/2 cups of tequila. Let sit for 24 hours, then strain before using. Keep in a sealed container for a few weeks, preferably in the fridge.

For mango simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water (I suggest 1 cup of each), bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simple syrup + 1/2 mango (peeled and cubed) in a blender and blend until combined.

To make the margaritas, rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices. I also took a few of the jalapeños from the tequila and removed the seeds, then toss them in the margarita.

[adapted from my strawberry margaritas]

 

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