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Sunset Margaritas

So, I just got back from Wisconsin, and the weather was seriously CRAZY!

These pretty margaritas use apricots and marionberries to emulate the colors of a sunset! | spachethespatula.com #recipeI’m not joking, one day it hailed like crazy. The next it was like 60 degrees and warm. The day after that it was on and off WHITE OUTS! Like… blizzard one second, then the sun melts everything, then blizzard again…. I don’t even understand. Even all of my family in Wisconsin said they had never seen anything like it. It was sort of hilarious. And I had an amazing time while I was there!

But, my first day back in Seattle? 75 and sunny *heart eyes emoji* This Spring weather is gorgeous, and I think the perfect way to celebrate is with a fruity margarita that looks like a colorful sunset.

These pretty margaritas use apricots and marionberries to emulate the colors of a sunset! | spachethespatula.com #recipeYou guys know by now that I kinda have a thing for creating fun, new margaritas, and I wanted to try the layered look.

This marg uses apricots for the bottom orange layer, and a stunning reddish-purple marionberry topping (in case you didn’t know, marionberries are a type of blackberry created in Oregon). I think both of these fruits are perfect for a margarita, because they aren’t overly sweet, and both even kind of have a bit of a tang.

Maybe you can plan to make these for Cinco de Mayo coming up here, soon? If you want some more Mexican inspiration, I have a pretty awesome Cinco de Mayo Pinterest board!

These pretty margaritas use apricots and marionberries to emulate the colors of a sunset! | spachethespatula.com #recipe These pretty margaritas use apricots and marionberries to emulate the colors of a sunset! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Sunset Margaritas

Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • about 1/3 cup frozen apricots
  • 2 to 3 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp triple sec
  • 1/3 cup reposado tequila
  • lots of ice
  • about 1/3 cup frozen marionberries
  • kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Add the lime juice, apricots, agave, 2 tbsp triple sec, tequila, and ice to the blender and blend until desired texture.
  2. Rub a bit of agave around the rims of your glasses, and dip in the salt. Pour 3/4 of the apricot mixture into the glasses.
  3. To the other 1/4 of the apricot mixture, add in the marionberries, 1 tbsp triple sec, and a bit more ice, and blend until smooth. Pour on top of the apricot mixture. Serve!

These pretty margaritas use apricots and marionberries to emulate the colors of a sunset! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

   

5 Responses to “Sunset Margaritas”

  1. CakePants — April 8, 2016 at 7:24 am

    These are so pretty – and what a unique combination of flavors!! Cinco de Mayo always creeps up on me and takes me by surprise, so thanks for the reminder that it’s not too far away. 

    • Rachael replied: — April 8th, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

      Aw, thank you! I just love how the reddish-purple kinda bleeds into the orange!

  2. Robin — April 10, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    It’s beautiful and i’m sure it tastes even more beautiful! Living in Phoenix, I don’t often deal with that crazy weather you speak of, I’ll just be enjoying this drink in the 110 degree summer heat 😉
    Pinning it now!

    • Rachael replied: — April 11th, 2016 @ 12:39 am

      110 degrees! Ohhh my gosh, that is far too hot lol

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