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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tax Tips-y

I got a fun email from Food and Wine this morning that could make last minute tax preparation more fun, but hopefully not less accurate! The email gave 10 recipes for "reinvented" cocktails. They all look great. Sampling them all...whew, wouldn't I be the tipsy one!

And so, picking out just one, this cocktail sounds yummy, especially after our mango discussion last Thursday, and more fun than lethal, especially if you lighten up the tequila a little. The chili powder is great brain food and look at the variety of vitamin-rich, anti-oxidant fruits in this recipe! Ha...who am I kidding? Happy Thirsty Thursday!

Mango Margarita (adapted from Food and Wine)
1 tablespoon chili powder (good brain food!)
1 lime wedge
1 small mango—peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (3 ounces)
3 ounces grapefruit soda
1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces orange liqueur
1- 1 1/2 ounces agave nectar
2-3 ounces silver tequila
1 cup ice

Spread the chili powder in a flat dish. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge; dip the rim in the chili powder to coat. In a blender, puree the mango pieces being careful to remove any strings attached to the pulp (you can also use frozen here...just like last week). Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and serve. Take out tax form and just do it!

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