If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen last week’s pictures of sun and sand and guessed correctly that I was NOT in snowy Minnesota. I just got back from a heavenly, sun-soaked week in Mexico. Which, of course, means mucho golden margaritas! My family has been going to Mexico for the past 20 years, and my dad was lucky enough to get his hands on the house margarita recipe. Today is National Margarita Day, a holiday that just begs to be celebrated, especially when we have 10 fresh inches of snow on the ground in this never ending winter. The Golden Margarita is a simple, tasty classic that needs to go to the top of your must make list. Once you have one of these, you’ll never go back to the bottled mix again.
My husband used to travel quite a bit for his old job, and his trips to Asia hooked him on a cultural staple: green tea. So naturally he tried to get me on board, too. Now I’m a tea drinker, so you wouldn’t think this would be a hard sell. But the authentic green tea he brought back from his travels just didn’t do it for me. I tried, I really did. But I just didn’t care for straight up green tea. So I started looking for substitutes, and my “house tea” was born: Ginger Peach Green Tea from The Republic of Tea. Just adding that bit of peach flavor and zip of ginger made it the perfect green tea for me. But who would have thought it would also make a tasty addition to my daily smoothie?
Need an easy batch cocktail for your Super Bowl party? I’ve got you covered. These Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours are simple, seasonal and totally refreshing, especially when paired with some deliciously indulgent game day food.
Alright, folks, start your blenders! 2014 is officially here, and that means turning the page on the excess of the holiday season and starting the new year with healthier eating habits. Smoothies are a fast and easy way to get your fill of fruits and veggies, and this roundup of 25 smoothies has you covered no matter what your favorite flavor.
We are thrilled to have our first guest poster today on Garnish with Lemon. I’ve often talked about how Kevin, my husband, is the master mixologist in our house. Here is his behind the scenes story of the Manhattan Cocktail.
I am so honored to have been invited as a guest blogger for Garnish with Lemon and to write about one of my favorite topics – the Perfect Manhattan Cocktail.
I did a bit of Google research to prepare for this post. As legend has it, the Manhattan Cocktail was invented in the 1870’s by Dr. Ian Marshall at The Manhattan Club in New York City at a banquet hosted by Lady Randolph Churchill (the mother of Winston Churchill). The drink became enormously fashionable as a result of that banquet, and, since the cocktail was not named then, people started referring it to as the Manhattan Cocktail because it was first served at The Manhattan Club. Controversy remains about the drink’s origins, but there is no question in my mind that this is one of the best cocktails out there, especially this time of year.
I love the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season. Yes, there is gift buying and home decorating, but I’m pretty sure most of us will admit that one of our favorite parts of the holidays is the FOOD! Who doesn’t have at least one memory of a favorite food shared with friends and family during this time of year? Maybe it’s going to your mom’s house for cookie baking. Or your friend’s swanky cocktail party with the best spread ever. Or maybe it’s brunch with your girlfriends for a gift exchange. Whatever the reason, December brings us a calendar stuffed full of chances to gather with loved ones.