This past New Year's Eve, my husband and I celebrated at home with a nice, quiet movie night...my favorite way to celebrate. I didn't want to just have the stereotype Champagne toast, so I searched out and found this fun new cocktail...Champagne Margaritas. WOW, was it good! My husband is allergic to Tequila, so I had to drink the whole shaker all to myself...sad for him!
We also took in "Sully" on New Years, along with our fancy new cocktail. Such a riveting movie, if you have not seen it yet...please do, you won't be disappointed. Incredible heroes we have in our country to be blessed with and we love seeing their stories on the big screen!
New Year's Dinner...Lobster Mashed Potatoes of course! What else would you serve with a highly acclaimed actor like Tom Hanks. Don't be that impressed...I had leftover mashed potatoes from Christmas in the freezer that I needed to use before freezer burn set it. Our grocery store was having a BOGO on small lobster tails, so I just broiled them, chopped up and put them together for an unforgettable dinner. It's amazing how a little bit (or a lotta bit) of butter, heavy cream and garlic can transform leftover mashed potatoes into a work of art!
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For 2 Margaritas:
4 Tbl Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
2 oz. white tequila (I prefer Silver Patron)
2 oz. Triple Sec
1 Tbl fresh squeezed lime juice
6 oz. brut champagne/sparkling wine (I like Prosecco)
For Sugared Rims & Garnish:
1 Tbl. turbinado sugar (Sugar in the Raw)
1 Tbl. granulated sugar
For the sugared rims, combine turbinado and granulated sugar in a shallow dish. Wet the rim of each glass, all the way around, with a lime edge. Dip each rim into the sugar to coat. Set aside.
For the margaritas, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice, tequila, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and champagne. Gently shake two or three times.
Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime slice/wedge.
** This would also be a great one to serve for upcoming Cinco de Mayo...if your're feeling fancy!
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