It is 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening as I type this. I just had a frightening realization that it is usually around this time that Group C posts for Secret Recipe Club.
YOWZA! Tomorrow is Group C’s post day.
I frantically searched through my emails and found a forgotten one from Debbi.
DOH! I have SteakNPotatoes Kinda Gurl this month and I have totally spaced!
Wow—I need an adult beverage before I go any further.
Done. I found this recipe on Desiree’s site. It totally did the trick to kick-start me back into reality and allow me able to make the post today.
*Yields: 3 1/2 cups
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. fresh lemon juice
1 c. fresh lime juice
Combine the sugar and 1 and 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool. Add the lemon and lime juice. Chill until ready to use.
*Note: You will not use all of the Homemade Sour Mix for one margarita, as the recipe for Homemade Sour Mix yields 28 ounces and you only need 3 ounces per margarita. You will have some leftover for more margaritas 🙂
Luckily, I had one jalapeno left from the pre-freeze garden harvest and I plucked a lime from our lime tree in the greenhouse.
I love this homemade sour mix recipe. To continue our gift giving posts for Christmas 2013, I think it would make a great gift with a nice bottle of tequila.
A Kick Start Margarita for When You Totally Space for SRC Postings
(Slightly adapted from Roasted Jalapeno Margarita from SteakNPotatoes Gurl)
3 oz. Homemade Sour Mix, recipe follows
2 oz. tequila
1 lime, cut into wedges and/or slices
salt for rim, if desired
Over a hot grill or stovetop burner, roast the jalapeno until lightly blistered and fragrant. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.
In a cocktail shaker, add 2 (or more) slices roasted jalapeno, ice, Homemade Sour Mix, tequila, and juice of 1 lime wedge. Shake. Rim a glass with the wedge of a lime and dip in salt. Serve with ice. Garnish with lime slice and jalapeno slice.
Thank you, Desiree, and I apologize for almost forgetting about you! I have had some time since my panic last night and I have done a complete perusal of your site and you rock. I have found lots of great dishes to make like Tequila Marinated Chicken Tacos which would go perfect with this beverage.
Please check out all of Group C’s posts today. I can’t wait to see what everyone has cooked up.
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Thanks to our SRC hosts Jane, Sarah, Suzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi. They do a super fantastic job keeping us all organized, informed, and on track! Thank you, ladies! (Although, I think I will need a stronger reminder for the next round.) 🙂