Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cherimoya Lemon Margaritas

So yesterday was Cinco De Mayo...and of course after one of THOSE days at work, and it being the holiday, I decided that I simply had to have a margarita when I got home.  Although I had all the ingredients for a classic margarita, I decided to think outside the box, and make a non-traditional one.  I had a few over ripe cherimoyas sitting on my the puree of the delicious fruits found its way into my post work stress relieving drink.  I also decided to veer away from the traditional lime juice and orange liqueur and use lemon juice and honey as well as some vanilla extract.  Now that I look back on it the only thing traditional about this drink was the tequila!  But what the heck...the end result was delicious, stress relieving and I can still call it a margarita because it contains tequila right?  It actually ended up reminding me of a pina colada sort of flavor with the cherimoya puree...but better!  You don't need a holiday to whip up a batch of go ahead and make one...relieve some post work stress and enjoy a delicious drink!

Cherimoya Lemon Margaritas

1 cup cherimoya puree

juice of 2 lemons
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 oz tequila of your choice, I used 1800 Silver Tequila
a few ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker, and give about 15-20 good shakes. Pour into margerita glass and enjoy!

1 comment:

Cherimoya puree said...

Thanks for this recipe! What do you use for the cherimoya puree? Just cherimoya?