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Pomegranate Margaritas (12 Days of Giveaways) #ChristmasWeek


Margaritas #ChristmasWeek

Welcome to Day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Pomegranate Margaritas #ChristmasWeek

I love having a fun cocktail for entertaining around the holidays.  It is just so fun and festive to have when you have people over.  To me margaritas just spell fun!  So I decided to put a holiday spin on them, to make them perfect for December.  In case haven’t noticed yet, I have a thing for pomegranate juice (pomegranate mimosas, pomegranate bellinis, pomegranate prosecco) in a cocktail.  Why not use it for a margarita too :)

 Margaritas #ChristmasWeek

Pomegranate margaritas are easy to make.  You can mix up a pitcher of the them in the afternoon, and have it in the fridge ready for when your friends arrive.  It is such a gorgeous color too!  It is very easy to adjust the sweetness as well.  I like my drinks a little on the sweeter side, so I just added a little more simple syrup to mine.  But if you like them tart, don’t add as much…easy!

 Margaritas #ChristmasWeek

Pomegranate Margaritas
 
Serves: 8
Prep time:
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Classic margaritas flavored with pomegranate for a holiday twist
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • ½ -3/4 cup simple syrup
Instructions
  1. To make simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cool.
  2. In a pitcher combine all of the ingredients. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour over ice to serve. Or store over the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Garnish with lime slices and pomegranate seeds, if desired.

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Le Creuset Tools

Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Le Creuset. Respect for tradition and authenticity has been Le Creuset’s guiding principle since 1925, and their kitchen and cook ware is known internationally.

Le Creuset’s Revolution Utensil Set is available in six different colors, and it represents the next generation of functional innovations in the kitchen. Developed with chefs and culinary enthusiasts in mind, each utensil features a task-defined blade made from premium silicone, as well as a carefully crafted wood handle engineered to improve grip for a variety of kitchen tasks. The set includes one of each of the following: utensil crock, small spatula, medium spatula, spatula spoon, basting brush, jar scraper. To enter, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!

***This giveaway is for one Le Creuset Revolution Utensil Set (winner’s choice of color)! This giveaway is open to Continental US residents only . When the contest concludes, the winner will be chosen by random draw. The winner will be notified through e-mail and they will have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***

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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by Le Creuset. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

Cranberry Fizz #SundaySupper


Cranberry Fizz_

This theme and post was planned well before all the events that unfolded on Friday.  #SundaySupper’s mission is to bring families together each week.  It is unbelievable what happened, and that these families can no longer be together.

Today, Connie from The Foodie Army Wife is hosting our #SundaySupper holiday party.  We are sharing our favorite appetizer and drink recipes with you, just in time for your holiday get togethers.

I made this festive, and fun drink to share.  When I was out with a friend recently, who ordered a Vodka and Cranberry with extra lime.  This got me thinking about making a citus-y version at home.  While at the store I saw Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, and I knew I had to use it.  I love a drink that has lots of fizz, so this was perfect!

What goes best with cranberry?  Orange!  I learned that last year when I made Cranberry Bread.  So I decided to add some fresh squeezed orange juice, vodka, and a little bit of lime to this.  I garnished with fresh cranberries, and it was perfectly fruity, and tart, and slightly sweet.  Great for sipping on, while mingling with friends.

This drink is also being shared as part of the Shine Supper Club

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