To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
April 29, 2013
CORAL CRUSH MARGARITAS!
The South embodies Glamour and Grit....in the South we begin our soirees with dainty bites and tea sandwiches...this is where we brag on being highbrow, but we can also be as down-home as offering boiled peanuts.......all our party fare requires a bit of planning and thought.......
I am in need of the romance of moonlight and magnolias, the sun-washed wholesomeness of family memories, a note or two of twisted Southern Gothic, a prideful sense of place and my grandmother's heirlooms!
1 cup tequila 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup Cointreau 1-2 tsp. agave (optional) 4 salt-rimmed Margarita glasses fresh grapefruit slices for garnish
Rim 4 Margarita glasses with kosher salt. In a blender, combine all ingredients (adding agave to taste) with ice cubes and blend well to combine. The mixture should be slushy. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and garnish with fresh grapefruit wedges! May it be a grand party!