Who's ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer time?!
My new Etta B Pottery stemless wine glasses (in charming white) make for the most gorgeous, rustic presentation, especially when contrast with boozy citrus slices. I plan to use the glasses to hold rich red wines during fireside winter nights; but for this time of year, a white wine cocktail is a perfect complement to the pottery's tones and texture.
While white wine sangria addictive this time of year, Alex's and my recent trip to Mexico inspired the shift into a sangria-weighted margarita. Alex and I were treated by Esperanza Resort to a private tequila tasting with some of the most renowned labels in the world. Thus, I had to bring my newfound love for good tequila back to our house. And thus, my summertime staple cocktail was born.
1 750 ml bottle dry white wine
1 1/2 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 grapefruit, sliced
1 orange, sliced
2 limes, sliced
Cilantro, to garnish
Sea salt, to garnish
1. In a large pitcher combine the white wine, tequila, triple sec, orange juice, and lime juice. Then add the orange slices, lime slices, and cilantro.
2. Chill for at least two hours. Salt the rims of the glasses before serving over ice.