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Goji Berry Margaritas

 

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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:

hers…

boysenberries and lemon juice for the rim instead of a heavy amount of salt!

mine…

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

ingredients:

  • 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

 method:

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!

xxoo

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply the delicate place

    my fave cocktail is a hendricks gin martini with cucumber slices 🙂 i had a blanco tequila sampler 2 weeks ago and im still not sure i can get into it lol. there’s something about the taste that just doesn’t appeal to my t-buds.

    December 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply laury

      of course it is! sounds tasty 😉

      December 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    Happy Birthday Carly! That picture of you two is super cute! 🙂

    Your Margaritas sounds really good! I don’t really drink (gasp) but now I kind of want to! I can do with fruit drinks but am not a fan of beer and sometimes i’ll drink white wine. The red stuff is SO strong! ha!

    December 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    • Reply laury

      I am not a drinker at ALL! However, I thought you guys would like Lauryns recipe. I need to put some fun stuff on here every now and then! I can’t do fruity drinks, ever since I was not old enough to drink 😉 they made me vomit. Sweet and alcohol in my belly doesn’t mix! Unless it’s fresh berries like this recipe! A mar. like 1 every now and then is okay but I have no tolerance. i can handle a few sips that’s all!

      December 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Shayla @ The Good Life

    Happy birthday Carly!! Love those pics of you two – adorable! 🙂

    That drink sounds awesome! My fav cocktails are definitely original Margaritas or Mojitos – but most of the time if I decide to have a drink it’s always champagne 😉

    December 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    • Reply laury

      Aww thanks, doll! Oh boy champagne goes straight to my head after 1 sip. I am not even kidding. Light weight alert!

      December 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply jen

    my very favorite drink is a bloody mary. although, word out to all the vegetarians, ASK THE BARTENDER HOW THEY MAKE IT. i ordered one on my honeymoon, took a sip, and was in love. i asked the bartender what he put in it, and in the list was beef broth! i havent had any red meat in me since i was 12, so i was horrified! thank goodness i only took one sip! now i always ask. they look at me funny but hey, we need to know!

    December 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    • Reply laury

      Eeek!! Beef broth in a bloody Mary!!??? Really!?? My MIL looooves them and I taste hers from time to time. Michael will get one every so often too. I am glad you said something because I will ask if I ever decide to get one! I can’t even imagine! Seems gross even if I did eat beef!

      December 1, 2011 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Alexa @ Simple Eats

    I love the idea of rimming the glass with berries, yum! My favorite drink is a bellini or a salty margarita!

    December 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Pure2raw twins

    favorite cocktail lately has been seven and seven’s though I will never turn down a good margarita!!! love the idea of making it have some blueberries in there! and thanks for the link love – we love ya girl!!

    December 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Kris | iheartwellness.com

    Hey Love!!

    I haven’t heard of the Lulu scandal, but I’ll read up! I do love me some lulu….and I don’t really get all caught up in the news and things {unless celeb related of course ;)} so I dunno what to think!

    Your bevy looks FAB!! Can I come have one with you??
    xxoo

    December 2, 2011 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner

    Happy Birthday to your little sister!

    Target, while not a small business, does have some great and affordable workout gear!

    December 2, 2011 at 7:52 am
  • Reply susan

    Wow that margarita cocktail looks fabulous, meeting the girls for a night out tonight. I’ll make it for them. Wish you were here with us xx

    I’m not sure what I think of the lulu scandal. Is what has been written by the media and journalists really true? Some of my family have been written about unfavorably in the media and newspaper recently and 95% of what is written in the media is false and very exaggerated. Perhaps it was someone who was jealous of the success of Lululemon and decided to write about it in the media. I’m not sure. I do love their clothes but they really are super expensive so I stick to buying second hand fitness clothes on ebay, great clothes at a quarter or less of the price.

    Have a fun weekend, wish you were here for a margarita or two!

    December 2, 2011 at 9:36 am
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