Cherry Beer Margaritas!!

April is here and we’re starting to think spring parties…actually we’re thinking of starting our Cinco de Mayo celebration in April and continuing into May. Sounds like a fun plan to me, how about you? Naomi Blackburn is always ready for a party, and better yet, she’s got great recipes to get us started… to find more of Naomi’s party-ready recipes, visit her at http://thepubandgrubforum.blogspot.com

MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

042912 012Cherry Beer Margaritas – Adapted: theblondecook.com

One of the things that I love most about Pinterest is the ability to come across bloggers, and their delectable treats,  I never would have known existed. This is one of those recipes!
I did Mexican night on Saturday and had stumbled across this drink earlier in the am. Now, the other thing that I did on Saturday was my monthly grocery shopping. It gives new meaning to hating that time of the month, let me tell you…especially when you bring a husband in tow!! By the time I got home, I was ready to whip up a pitcher of these. My only fear is that the boys would have said they are too girly, but, honestly, at that point, I really didn’t care! Well, let me tell you, THE BOYS LOVED THEM. They actually had two, which I guess it was a good thing I only wanted one. They called them refreshing and a nice twist to Beer Margaritas I had made a while ago and that were not a hit.  So, no sissy drink here!!
I have kept the recipe pretty true to Amy’s recipe. The only thing I do different is add a bit of Maraschino cherry juice to the glass prior to adding the margarita mix. So, here we go!
Ingredients:

1 (12 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
12 ounces cherry flavored 7-up (NOT DIET)
1 (12 ounce) bottle of your favorite MEXICAN beer
12 ounces of your favorite BLANCO tequila
Add’l cherry juice liquid from bottle
Margarita salt, for rimming glass
Lime for garnish
Cherries for garnish
Directions:
1) Take Margarita glasses or Mason jars (which are adorable Margarita glasses to me) and do a rimmer using lime juice or sweet/sour and Margarita salt. Fill with ice and place in freezer until ready for use.
2) Slice lime and slice a small line into lime to use as a decoration for the glass
3) In a large pitcher, combine limeade, cherry 7-up, beer and tequila. Stir until well blended
4) Remove glasses from freezer and add about a 1/2 T. of cherry juice to each glass. Pour in Margarita mix until full.
5) Garnish with straw, cherries (5) and lime slice!
About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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