Memorial Day Margaritas with Fresh Juice

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This post comes to us courtesy of Samantha Hobbs Chulick, blogger at Cashmere Fog.


After being a little over-indulgent this spring, I decided to tackle a juice cleanse last week. The whole concept of consuming more fresh fruits and veggies sounded like a great idea. The three days flew by, and afterwards I felt lighter and had more energy. Thus, I wanted to keep incorporating these incredibly fresh juices into my daily diet. And what better way than in a cocktail?


The best alcoholic concoction to pair with your barbecue this Memorial Day weekend is definitely a margarita. To make it healthier, I added fresh pineapple juice. However, you can add anything from mango to strawberry juice. Set up a margarita bar for your guests and have them pick and choose which fresh juice they want mixed into their own drink. After all, variety is the spice of life. Cheers!


Pineapple Margarita


Shaken not stirred, just like James Bond.


3 oz. tequila

6 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. simple syrup

1 1/2 oz. triple sec

5 oz. fresh pineapple juice

2 orange slices



Combine the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, triple sec and pineapple juice. Fill a shaker with ice and margarita mixture. Shake vigorously and pour into margarita glasses. Garnish with fresh orange slices and serve. Serves 2.


About the author: Samantha is a graduate student studying food & wine writing in the Midwest. Originally from California, her work has appeared in Santa Barbara Magazine, Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian, and Farm Journal. She has also been featured on her local NPR station as a wine expert. She believes that every girl should always have a bottle of bubbly in her fridge – in case of emergencies and impromptu celebrations.

5 comments about “Memorial Day Margaritas with Fresh Juice

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    Diana, that’s the best things about spwerboul – the food. I cooked pansit noodles and miniature eggs rolls today. My husband is making a cheese tray. I know the teams that are playing, New England and New York. All I care is the total score will add up to 0 on the tenths then I win the bet. Hahaha!!! The margarita looks divine, even if I don’t drink. I never ate the ice cream and pie because I was sidetracked, by drawing. Hehe! Hey! I saw your photo on your blog. You are pretty and your son is cute. You have lovely illustrations and also a beautiful penmanship.

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