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Pink Lady Apple Margarita

https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Pink-Lady-Apple-Margarita-2088927#directions

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Recipe type: cocktail

Ingredients

For the pink lady apple juice:

2 pink lady apples

½ cup water

For the cinnamon-sugar rim:

3 tsp sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

For the cocktail:

1¾ oz tequila

¾ oz triple sec

½ oz lemon juice (from about ½ a lemon)

2 oz fresh pink lady apple juice

Instructions

To make the pink lady apple juice:

Chop the apples into slices and place them in the blender. Discard the cores. (No need to peel them.) Add the water.

Blend on high, scraping down your blender once or twice, until the mixture is smooth.

Using a fine mesh strainer, strain all of the juice into a separate container and discard the pulp. You should end up with about 1⅔ cup juice.

Store the fresh juice in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.

To make the rimming sugar:

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place a little bit on a small plate or shallow bowl. Spread it out so that you can fit the mouth of your cup over it. Set aside until you're ready to make your cocktail.

To make the cocktail:

Prep your glass. Rub the rim of your cup with a lemon wedge to get it wet, just at the top. Place it upside-down on your plate with the rimming sugar. Tap it around until you coat the rim of the glass with the sugar. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.

Add all ingredients (tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and apple juice) to a cocktail shaker with ice. Put on the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or so until it feels cool to the touch on the outside. Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass. Enjoy!

Notes

If you have an actual juicer you could use that instead of my blender method. However, you might want to use less apple juice in your cocktail since it will be more concentrated.

Side

Delicious fruit salad with Greek yogurt and dried cranberries

https://www.littlecookingtips.com/content/delicious-fruit-salad-greek-yogurt-and-dried-cranberries

This fruit salad recipe is one of the best, tasty, healthy recipes we ever made. It’s an easy healthy food recipe that is ideal for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack served any time of the day.

Its main ingredients are banana, apple and pear, combined with honey. We added walnuts for crunchiness, Greek yogurt for a fresh creamy topping, and dried cranberries for their sweet fruity taste.

The result was sooo delicious, that made us add this nutritious delight in our menu for at least 2 times a week!

Besides being a healthy snack idea, this recipe is very very simple, and quick to make. It has beautiful colors, making it a pretty dish to serve as a dessert if you have people over.

If you can’t find or don’t like the cranberries, you can also make this salad with raisins with a different, also interesting result. You can also try any fruit combination you prefer, like orange for example instead of pear. Feel free to adapt the recipe, adding your favorite fruit combinations. But make sure you add the honey and the yogurt with the walnuts when you serve.

Ingredients:

- 200gr (7oz) Greek yogurt - 1 banana (150gr / 5oz), peeled and cut in slices - 1 apple (300gr / 10.5oz), peeled and cut in small pieces - 2 pears (250gr / 9oz), peeled and cut in small pieces - 4 tablespoons (30gr / 1oz) walnuts, crumbled - 3 tablespoons (30gr / 1oz) dried cranberries* - 2 tablespoons honey If you can't find dried cranberries, you can also use raisins.

Preparation

Put the fruits in a bowl. Add the honey, stir and let it marinate for 10 minutes. Place an equal amount of the fruits in 2-4 smaller bowls and add the yogurt (about 1-2 tablespoons per bowl). Garnish with the walnuts and the cranberries and drizzle with a little more honey

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