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Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas
There are two times of year when I do the most entertaining – around the holidays, and all summer long. We have a thing at our place called Happy Hour at Home, which can be anything from an impromptu ‘stop by after work’ to a planned and prepped for function.
From a little party around the game on television or a fun movie night, to a pre function on the patio before heading to dinner – we love to have people over to our place!
The impromptu versions may not have as many finger foods and creative cocktails, but they can still be a fun and relaxed time. Planning ahead definitely brings a better menu – choose foods that can be made ahead or finished right as guests arrive.
A few easy appetizer ideas:
assorted nuts and dried fruits (good to have on hand for impromptu visits)
When choosing a beverage – if you know the preferred tastes of the people you’ve invited, a signature cocktail cuts down on your bartending duties. This is one of my go to steps to a relaxed party as a host – settle on one or two signature cocktails that can be made ahead of time, and guests can serve themselves.
These Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas recently went for a test run tasting at our place (recipe testing – a great reason to throw a shindig!), and everyone loved them. We had a brunch crowd, and these were a cooling concoction for an already warm day.
Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas
YIELD: serves 5-6
2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
juice of 1 large Melogold grapefruit
juice of 2 limes
3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme (additional for garnish)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice
1 1/2 cups tequila (Cazadores Reposado is my favorite)
1 1/2 cups Prosecco or Champagne
agave to sweeten (optional)
In a blender, combine the grapefruit juices, lime juice, thyme, and crushed ice – blend to a slushy consistency*. Transfer to a serving pitcher, add tequila, Prosecco, and sweetener if using. Stir to combine, serve and enjoy!
*Optionally, you can add crushed ice without blending for a ‘on the rocks’ version.
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Kristina is better known online as spabettie, where she shares vibrant plant based recipes, stories of her two dachshunds – Basil and Rosemary – and life in culinary mecca Portland Oregon.
- Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas
- YIELD: serves 5-6
- 2 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
- juice of 1 large Melogold grapefruit
- juice of 2 limes
- 3 sprigs fresh lemon thyme (additional for garnish)
- 1½ cups crushed ice
- 1½ cups tequila (Cazadores Reposado is my favorite)
- 1½ cups Prosecco or Champagne
- agave to sweeten (optional)
- In a blender, combine the grapefruit juices, lime juice, thyme, and crushed ice - blend to a slushy consistency*. Transfer to a serving pitcher, add tequila, Prosecco, and sweetener if using. Stir to combine, serve and enjoy!