3 Easy Margarita Recipes + A Free Download

Margarita Recipe card download for Cinco de Mayo from Evermore Paper Co.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Anyone who knows me well, knows that I never met a margarita I didn't like. It's often my go-to drink and one that I like to experiment with at home. Today I am sharing my three favorites: classic, grapefruit and coconut. I also created a free recipe card download for each so that you can give them a try yourself. The best part is that each uses 5 ingredients or less and are super easy to make. All you need to get this fiesta started is a glass juicer, shaker, some ice and a strainer. You can find the full recipes below along with the free recipe card download and some tips for making the best margarita ever. Enjoy!

Classic margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.
Grapefruit margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.
Coconut margarita recipe card download from Evermore Paper Co.

MARGARITA RECIPE CARD DOWNLOAD

Click here to download the margarita recipe cards. I recommend using thick 8.5 x 11" card stock. Each final card will measure 4 x 6" and I included guide lines to assist with the trimming.
 

TIPS & TRICKS

  • After juicing the fruit, I often strain it once through a mesh sieve or tea strainer to remove any pulp. 
  • Use a lime to wet the rim of your glass before adding salt to it and serve in an old-fashioned glass, like this.
  • For a spicier option, replace the agave nectar or simple syrup with a jalapeno-infused simple syrup or add cayenne pepper to your salted rim
  • Use larger ice cubes to prevent your drink from becoming watered down. I recommend these.
     

RECIPE SOURCES

These recipes have been adapted from the ones found here and here

Manic Muffin Monday

Peanut Butter Muffins via Evermore Paper Co.

The only manic thing about this Monday is that I may eat a dozen of these peanut butter banana muffins. During my senior year of college I liked to bake banana, blueberry or chocolate chip muffins at the start of each week so that my roommates and I could eat breakfast on the go. It always made Monday mornings slightly easier and I decided it's time I reinstate the habit. I conveniently had three perfectly ripened bananas on hand and decided to add some peanut butter for a little extra flavor. They turned out perfectly moist and are just what I needed to get this week going.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 ripened bananas
3/4 C sugar
1 egg white
2 T peanut butter
1/3 C melted butter

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

2. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, mash bananas. sugar, egg white and peanut butter together, and then mix in melted butter. 

3. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.

4. Fill muffin cups (I love these) until 3/4 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

Happy Love Day

When we arrived to our hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland last fall, we were greeted with a plate of the most adorable (and delicious) Linzer cookies. I've wanted to make a batch ever since and couldn't pass up the opportunity to whip up some heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day. I followed this recipe and am head over heels in love with the combination of a buttery wafer and sweet jam. 

I hope you all have an extra sweet Friday and weekend! XO

Treat Yourself Friday: Pumpkin-Spiced Chai

Since I don't drink coffee, I'm always a little envious of those who do whenever Starbucks starts serving their pumpkin spice lattes each fall. I've attempted several times to enjoy a cup, but I just can't seem to change my tea-drinking ways. That is why I was very excited when I found this pumpkin-spiced syrup recipe. It's intended for lattes, but I figured why not add it to a cup of chai? To avoid loosing the authenticity of the drink I love so much, I used the Starbucks chai tea mix and added the syrup to taste. And since I'm not skilled in the form of coffee art, I topped it off with a marshmallow, naturally. Talk about perfection in a cup and something I will be treating myself to all season long!  

Have a decadent weekend!

Treat Yourself Friday: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The "PSL effect" is in full swing and I'm excited to announce that I will be featuring a different pumpkin-spiced recipe each Friday throughout the entire month. First up, are these pumpkin-spiced cupcakes with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I mean seriously, does it get much better than this? I don't think so! The cupcake is flavorful enough to stand on it's own, but the cream cheese frosting takes it to a whole other level. These little guys are absolute perfection and if you haven't already run off to whip up a batch, well what are your waiting for?!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Treat Yourself Friday: Apple Cider Donut Holes

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This week's Treat Yourself Friday is coming to you in bite size form. Because I have a weakness for all things mini, I immediately pounced on this cake pop maker a few years back. For only $20, it's the best kitchen investment I've ever made. In addition to the cake pop recipes, there are several awesome donut hole recipes. In the spirit of autumn, I decided that the apple cider version would be the perfect compliment to a festive weekend ahead. The cinnamon sugar coating is to die for and I'm looking forward to enjoying them alongside a hot cup of tea or maybe even some hot cider.
 
Have a sweet weekend!

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