Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Jalisco Flower (wherein tequila is appropriate for breakfast)

The Jalisco Flower

So, hi.  Long time no post.  Unfortunately, I discovered this week that my computer is lactose-intolerant.  A cup of milk, poured on the keyboard = no bueno.  So an impromptu blog vacation it was! But I'm back, and I have so much to share.  This week is all about Valentine's Day.

Since the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, we have some fun family plans and will spend the whole day celebrating.  We'll start with a big breakfast, then do some festive crafts and activities, have a heart-shaped lunch, and then Joey and I are going to to dinner that night while the kids watch a movie and eat popcorn.  

Since I won't be cooking dinner, I'm focusing all of my energy on breakfast this year.  First things first.  Whenever there's an opportunity for mimosas, I'm game.  And I hereby proclaim that Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity.  But why not turn them up a notch?  Perhaps with the addition of grapefruit juice, tequila, and St. Germain?   Yes, these will do quite nicely.  And bonus:  they make it totally acceptable to drink tequila before noon!

These potent breakfast cocktails are a great balance of fruity, sweet, boozy, and sour.  And the fizzy, bubbly, Prosecco is the perfect finish.  Even if you don't plan to partake in a breakfast cocktail, these are great pre-dinner drinks as well.  That's the beautiful thing about prosecco:  it's great any time of the day!


The Jalisco Flower
adapted from Food and Wine
makes 2 cocktails
  • 3 oz freshly squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1 oz silver tequila
  • ice
  • 8 oz chilled Prosecco, divided
In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, St. Germain, and tequila.  Fill with ice and shake well to chill.  Divide the mixture evenly between two champagne flutes or wine glasses, then top each with 4 oz of the prosecco.  Serve immediately.


Josie said...

This dish must be very delicious :) Thanks for this recipe.
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