So. The Super Bowl is this Sunday. I’m a tad bitter that neither the Pats or the Dolphins made it in this year. Last year, Welker dropped a crucial pass that very well could have cost them the Super Bowl. I wanted so badly for him to get that Super Bowl ring this year! Then wear it as he was flipping off all the haters. *sigh* Maybe next year…
I’m not really a fan of either team who made it but I know there are still Super Bowl parties to be had. I maybe sorta kinda forgot that the Super Bowl was this weekend so the fact I’m giving you a boozy drink to serve with your artichoke spinach dip, black bean dip or buffalo hummus is pure coincidence. I actually served these last weekend with the sweet potato black bean burgers (also great for the super bowl!) but had them in mind for Valentine’s Day! I was so proud that I was two weeks ahead of the game and was actually giving you a Valentine’s Day recipe early. I mean, these would be so yummy if you wanted to avoid the V-day crowd and have a quiet date-night in. You could have a taco/fajita night in and watch movies. Or, you know, do what I’m planning on doing and smuggling it into a screening of Warm Bodies.
I mean, not really…cause that’s illegal…
BUT it works for a super bowl party, too. Woohoo!
Also, these football cake balls. Sorry, they’re so cute and I couldn’t figure out how to work them into my illegal booze smuggling paragraph.
from How Sweet Eats
YIELD: MAKES 1 MARGARITA, IS EASILY MULTIPLIED
TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces pomegranate juice
2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
coarse salt for the rim
lime + pomegranate arils for garnish
For simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely.
Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, pom juice, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in extra lime slices. Add some pomegranate arils for decoration.
I’m pretty much obsessed with all boozy drinks Jessica at How Sweet Eats makes. Especially if they are margaritas. Or Sangria. I’m already dreaming of drinking a
whole pitcher glass of her blood orange sangria this weekend at my Super-Bowl-AKA-Just-An-Excuse-To-Make-Tons-Of-Yummy-Food Party.
What team are you guys rooting for this weekend and what are you going to be making??
Stay tuned next week: I’m hoping to post some yummy nut butters and at least one more Valentine’s Day recipe. Have a great weekend!