Monday, February 2, 2009

Touchdown Tea

No party is complete without some form of a cocktail!! I wanted to find something fun and festive to have for the Superbowl Party...after all isn't the cocktail one of the most important parts of a good football game!?! So finding a drink wasn't entirely my only issue, I need to have a drink with a catchy name!!! I know I am a cheese ball, but hey that's what makes it so much fun!! So I looked....and looked....and looked and nothing really struck me. And then I got my friend looking with me....and she looked...and looked and we finally decided on a Touchdown Tea!!! Courtesy of Miss Martha Stewart!!! :o) I made a few adjusts to the original recipe that I think made it much better! I was a little nervous about this cocktail due to it having Tequila in it, but I REALLY loved it. And everyone at the party went crazy over the stuff.

Touchdown Tea
(adapted from Martha Stewart)
4 cups of low pulp orange juice
2 cups of Tequila (I used what they call Blanco or Silver Tequila)
12 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces of grenadine
Ice for serving
Lemon peels for garnish
Pour orange juice, lemon juice and Tequila in a large pitcher. Add grenadine and shake. (you could wait to add this to each individual cup, but I liked the flavor it added combined in with everything)
This is how I served it:
1. I filled my cups about half full with ice.
2. Put about 1 cup of Tequila mixture over ice.
3. Top off with about 1/4 cup of Sprite.
4. Garnish with a lemon peel. To do this I took a potato peeler to the lemons I squeezed and peeled off slices of lemon peel. I then twisted them before putting them into the cups to release the oils and add another zest!
***These are not exact measurements. I am so bad at measuring ... sorry! I really just did the first one to test how it would taste and then judged it going forward. If you have any questions feel free to ask!***
You could half this recipe too, I just had a lot of people so I needed more. They were so yummy!! Some people even said that you could taste the alcohol...that's dangerous!!! :o)
-Photography courtesy of Kristen Wiltse

1 comment:

  1. This was SO SO good! I can't wait to make it for the Uptown Girls!


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