Happy Thirsty Thursday!
Lauryn over at The Skinny Confidential is a new friend and I thought I would introduce you all to her! Her name is almost spelled the same as mine…you just add an extra consonant 😉
Lauryn is a gorgeous San Diego based health food & fitness blogger, model and Barre Method instructor who is currently redirecting her career-focus towards nutrition & health; working towards becoming a Certified Fitness Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer with the International Sport and Science Association.
[check out her feature of my baked apple oats ]
My Thirsty Thursday drink today was inspired by her!
I couldn’t find boysenberries, most berries are out of season on the east coast but I always keep some frozen!
I tried to do the mashing method that Lauryn uses with her boysenberries, with my goji’s and it didn’t work out as well as Lauryn’s:
boysenberries and lemon juice for the rim instead of a heavy amount of salt!
I think next time I would use blueberries instead of goji (or boysenberries like Lauryn) but my intent was good 😉
I used the shaker method to get the right amount of chill. My mom is the master margarita maker [like Lauryn’s dad]. People talk all over town about how good her margs and cosmos are. It’s a gift.
here’s a lighter version of the cocktail you can share with two girlfriends!
I am really not much of a drinker…but this was tasty to share! My fam and friends loved them!
Gogi Blueberry Light Margaritas
Adapted from: The Skinny Confidential
Serves: 3 skinny margs
- 3 limes
- 1 lemon
- 4 ounces of white tequila [ Lauryn recommends Don Julio Blanco ]
- 1.5 ounces Cointreau
- 3 splashes of soda water
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and goji berries, divided
- 3 chilled glasses
- 3 handfuls of ice
Chill two glasses. Take a big handful of blueberries [if frozen, thaw under water first] and mash up with a fork. Slice up lemon and lime. After chilled, remove glasses. Line rim of glasses with lemon & move the circle of the glass around in the mashed blueberries. Fill glasses with ice. In a martini shaker, mix blanco tequila, Cointreau, squeezed lime & lemon and remaining thawed berries (mash up a little for more color). Strain contents over ice in prepared glasses. Add a sliced lemon for garnish & splash soda water over each margarita [ make sure you add soda water after — it will blow up in shaker ].
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with my readers, Lauryn!!!!
I dedicate my margarita to my hilarious, gorgeous, one-of-a-kind sister!
Who is kind of my opposite but in so many ways we are very much alike. Whether she wants to admit it or not 😉
She’s famous for her tweets:
It’s her 23rd birthday today!
Man, Carly…you’re getting SO old!
I remember when we used to share a room when I was 10 and you were a little toddler in your ninja turtle footsie pajamas with your wild cavewoman hair!
Question of the day:
What’s your favorite cocktail??
I think this was the first time I featured a “fun” drink on the blog!
Let Lauryn or I know if you try out her cocktail!