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friyay happy hour: mango + pineapple margarita

if you have been following along in instagram, you know that we recently got a blender. FINALLY. there was always some other important piece of cooking equipment we needed more than a blender. but now that sage is here, i had the excuse that i will eventually need to make baby food. which to be honest, i could probably make in my food processor or with my immersion blender.

but what i REALLY wanted the blender for, is margaritas. in college, campus was near an el torito and MANY a night started out with their tacos and mango margaritas. i LOVED those mango margaritas. and i have been dying to make my own version.

well the time has come. and it was worth every second of the wait.

mango + pineapple margarita

serves: 2 margaritas

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 5 minutes

ingredients: 4 oz tequila. 1 oz triple sec. 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice. 1 cup chopped pineapple. 1.5 cup frozen mango chunks. 1 cup ice. pineapple wedges for garnish. blender.

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start by combining all your ingredients in the bowl of your blender. blend until smooth.

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pour the contents of the blender into two glasses.

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garnish with pineapple wedge, serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

mango + pineapple margarita

serves: 2 margaritas

prep time: 3 minutes

active time: 2 minutes

total time: 5 minutes

ingredients: 4 oz tequila. 1 oz triple sec. 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice. 1 cup chopped pineapple. 1.5 cup frozen mango chunks. 1 cup ice. pineapple wedges for garnish. blender.

start by combining all your ingredients in the bowl of your blender. blend until smooth. pour the contents of the blender into two glasses. garnish with pineapple wedge, serve and enjoy.

friyay happy hour: summer stonefruit cooler

we are ten days in to parenthood and we are starting to settle in to our new normal.

i was so prepared for chaos, that i have been pleasantly surprised with how mellow things are at the moment. i know it won’t always be this simple, but right now it is pretty much just eat, sleep, repeat.

sweet sage is sleeping hours at a time, so i have had the chance to get back in the kitchen. and more importantly, back to my once a week cocktail consumption.

other parents are talking about the end of summer because their kids are headed back to school, but as far as i am concerned, summer is just hitting its full stride. the produce store is PACKED with gorgeous stone fruit and my garden is pumping out basil. they just happen to make a beautiful marriage of summer flavors. but don’t take my word for it, whip one up for yourself!

summer stonefruit cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

ingredients: 2 oz vodka. .5 cup chopped ripe plum (you could sub any of your favorite stone fruit) + plum wedge for garnish. 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz simple syrup. 5 large basil leaves, torn and smashed to release their oils + a sprig of basil for garnish. shaker. strainer. food processor or blender. 2 cups ice.

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start by making your plum purée. place your ripe plums or stone fruit in you blender or food processor and purée till as smooth as you can get it.

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then in your shaker, combine the plum, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. add in your torn and smashed basil leaves. add in 1 cup of ice and shake well till frothy and well combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice.

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strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass. garnish with plum wedge and basil. if you are using them.

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serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

summer stonefruit cooler

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

ingredients: 2 oz vodka. .5 cup chopped ripe plum (you could sub any of your favorite stone fruit) + plum wedge for garnish. 1.5 oz lemon juice. .5 oz simple syrup. 5 large basil leaves, torn and smashed to release their oils + a sprig of basil for garnish. shaker. strainer. food processor or blender. 2 cups ice.

start by making your plum purée. place your ripe plums or stone fruit in you blender or food processor and purée till as smooth as you can get it. then in your shaker, combine the plum, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. add in your torn and smashed basil leaves. add in 1 cup of ice and shake well till frothy and well combined. fill your serving glass with the remaining ice. strain the contents of your shaker into your serving glass. garnish with plum wedge and basil. if you are using them. serve and enjoy.