Anyone else excited for summer time? I love the taste and laid back attitude of summer for sure! We just got done celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the great thing about that holiday for us is the food and drinks! So over the next few days we are going to get you in the summer time mood by sharing some of those recipes that you can start enjoying now and all through the summer with friends or just a relaxing day of your own on your porch or by the pool!
Let's start with one of my favorite summer drinks, shall we? Now this recipe is written for me to just enjoy a glass on my own when ever I get the hankering for a margarita but you could certainly multiply it to fit a pitcher and share amongst friends!
I tend to stay away from the pre-made margarita mixes that are loaded with artificial colors and lots of sugars and things I can't even begin to pronounce. All you need instead is some good citrus fruits, a natural sweetener (which I may even try it without), quality Tequila, and a couple of Young Living Vitality essential oils,
We of course are only going to recommend that you use Young Living's Vitality essential oils because of the proliferation of adulterated and synthetic essential oils in the market these days. With Young Living's Seed-to-Seal promise I know that when I use the Vitality essential oils in my food and drinks that I am using the highest quality and 100% pure essential oils. This is so important when it comes to ingesting essential oils as wellness supplements or for amazing flavor in your favorite recipes. You can read more about the Seed to Seal promise here or check out the source on Young Living's own Seed to Seal website.
So who is ready for margarita time? I mean it is 5 O'Clock somewhere, right?
After reading what was in some of the store bought containers of Margarita salt, I now make my own. It's so easy to make your own. I just take coarse ground sea salt (or you can use Kosher Salt) and add it to a glass ramekin with a lid. I add 5 drops of Lime Vitality, put the lid on and shake, shake, your booty...sorry about that. Just getting in the mood! I think next time I am going to try a little bit of citric acid to give a little sweet tartness to the rimmed salt! I have a lot of that around from my DIY bath bombs!
After I have my rim salt I am going to let it sit and the flavor saturate it and start to mix up my drink. The best part!
The recipe below is for a single serving but can easily be multiplied to fill a blender or pitcher for friends. It's okay to drink one alone though on your back porch on a sunny day. I am, so let's just say it is, okay? Thanks. Lol
1 oz fresh squeezed Orange Juice
2.5 oz fresh squeezed Lime Juice
1.5 oz silver tequila
5 drops Lime Vitality essential oil
2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil
1 tsp Golden Agave (or similar light colored sweetner)
Fresh sliced lime
Lime Rim Salt
Add juice and tequila to shaker. In a spoon add the essential oil to the agave, stir into the shaker and then shake well. Take a lime wedge and rub around the rim of an empty glass. Take the rim salt and place in a shallow dish and roll the limed glass rim in the salt. Add ice to the glass and pour your drink mix from the shaker over the glass. Add a slice of lime to the rim of the glass.
Now sit back and enjoy!
Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals, and the information found at The Drop Academy is not in any way meant to take the place of professional medical advice. It is for educational purposes based on opinions and facts that we have found to be true in our own experience and with research we have gleaned from books and online. We are not diagnosing, treating or prescribing. If you have any health conditions, are on any medications, are being seen by a medical professional for any reason, are elderly, pregnant, nursing, have babies or young children or animals please consult your physician or veterinarian as well before starting any new wellness regime. The statements contained on The Drop Academy have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.