Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on Etsy.com, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)

5.05.2008

Cinco de Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo ~ the commemoration of the victory of Mexican forces over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Lots of celebrating is going on today, particularly in nearby Mexicantown in Southwest Detroit. Wish I could be there, but unfortunately I was unable to play hooky from work. However, in honor of this day, I'd like to post a recipe for one of my favorite cocktails, the Margarita. One is sounding really appealing right now, and it's only 10 a.m. Nothing fancy here, just a straight up traditional Margarita. Muy delicioso!
Classic Margarita
Ingredients:
4 ounces tequila 2 ounces Cointreau, Triple Sec or another favorite orange-flavored liqueur 2 ounces fresh lime juice (takes about two limes, depending on how fat & juicy they are) 1 teaspoon simple syrup, or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, depending on how sour your limes are. Lime rounds for garnish
Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake for 30 seconds. Set aside. Place a lime round into the base of a salt-rimmed martini glass. Shake the margarita 15 seconds more, then strain into the glass. Serve immediately. If rocks are desired, place the garnish into the base of a highball glass, fill halfway with ice and pour margarita over the top.
Simple Syrup is Easy to make: Take one part sugar and one part water, bring it to a boil, stir to dissolve and cool. Can be made as far in advance as you like; just store it in the fridge.

1 comment:

Helen said...

I'll drink to that! Actually I'll have a Manhattan :)