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Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas

 

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 Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas

Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas by spabettie.com for TodaysCreativeBlog.net

There are two times of year when I do the most entertaining – around the holidays, and all summer long. We have a thing at our place called Happy Hour at Home, which can be anything from an impromptu ‘stop by after work’ to a planned and prepped for function.

From a little party around the game on television or a fun movie night, to a pre function on the patio before heading to dinner – we love to have people over to our place!

The impromptu versions may not have as many finger foods and creative cocktails, but they can still be a fun and relaxed time. Planning ahead definitely brings a better menu – choose foods that can be made ahead or finished right as guests arrive.

A few easy appetizer ideas:

Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas by SpaBettie.com on TodaysCreativeBlog.net

assorted nuts and dried fruits (good to have on hand for impromptu visits)

 

Pulled Porcini Sliders by SpaBettie.com

Pulled Porcini Sliders

 

avocado shiitake salad rolls

Avocado Shiitake Spring Rolls with Spicy Coconut Almond Sauce

 

spicy Thai nachos

Spicy Thai Totchos

 

ginger lime Brussels sprouts

Ginger Lime Brussels Sprouts

 

buffalo flatbreads

Spicy Buffalo Flatbreads

 

fresh gingered Anjou pear cobbler

Fresh Ginger Anjou Pear Cobbler

 

When choosing a beverage – if you know the preferred tastes of the people you’ve invited, a signature cocktail cuts down on your bartending duties. This is one of my go to steps to a relaxed party as a host – settle on one or two signature cocktails that can be made ahead of time, and guests can serve themselves.

These Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas recently went for a test run tasting at our place (recipe testing – a great reason to throw a shindig!), and everyone loved them. We had a brunch crowd, and these were a cooling concoction for an already warm day.

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Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas

YIELD: serves 5-6

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
juice of 1 large Melogold grapefruit
juice of 2 limes
3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme (additional for garnish)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice
1 1/2 cups tequila (Cazadores Reposado is my favorite)
1 1/2 cups Prosecco or Champagne
agave to sweeten (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a blender, combine the grapefruit juices, lime juice, thyme, and crushed ice – blend to a slushy consistency*. Transfer to a serving pitcher, add tequila, Prosecco, and sweetener if using. Stir to combine, serve and enjoy!

*Optionally, you can add crushed ice without blending for a ‘on the rocks’ version.

*Printable Version below. 

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Cheers!

 

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Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas
 
Serves: serves 5-6
Ingredients
  • Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas
  • YIELD: serves 5-6
  • 2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
  • juice of 1 large Melogold grapefruit
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme (additional for garnish)
  • 1½ cups crushed ice
  • 1½ cups tequila (Cazadores Reposado is my favorite)
  • 1½ cups Prosecco or Champagne
  • agave to sweeten (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the grapefruit juices, lime juice, thyme, and crushed ice - blend to a slushy consistency*. Transfer to a serving pitcher, add tequila, Prosecco, and sweetener if using. Stir to combine, serve and enjoy!
Notes
*Optionally, you can add crushed ice without blending for a 'on the rocks' version.
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SpaBettie

Kristina is better known online as spabettie, where she shares vibrant plant based recipes, stories of her two dachshunds – Basil and Rosemary – and life in culinary mecca Portland Oregon.
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Comments

  1. says

    These margaritas sound so fresh and delicious! I love the idea of spicing it up (or would that be herbing it up?) with fresh thyme.