Here are a few different takes on classic summer recipes from two Sharecipe users (my mother-in-law Nancy and friend Sam). We made these on Friday night and they were fabulous!

Best Ever Margarita!

Best Ever Margarita!

Best Ever Margaritas
May 30, 2009

Nancy Colbert
easy | 4 servings | prep: 10 minutes

This drink is a winner! My friends are always calling for the recipe and hoping that they will be served margaritas when they come to dinner.

Ingredients:
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus a little extra for moistening the rims of glasses
1/3 cup water
Sugar to taste
1/3 cup kosher salt for rims of glasses
3 cups of ice cubes

Directions:
In a small pitcher combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and water. Add sugar if necessary.
Spread out the salt on small plate. Moisten the rims of 4 glasses and dip the rim of each glass into the salt.
Fill the glasses with ice and pour in the mixture.

Gilroy Guacamole

Gilroy Guacamole

Gilroy Guacamole
May 21, 2009
Sam Drahn
easy | 8 servings | prep: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 avocados
1/2 small white onion – diced
1 medium tomato – diced
5 cloves of garlic finely mined
1/4 sweet pepper chopped
jalepenos or other hot peppers to suit your buds
few tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
1/2 lime squeezed
coarse salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
start from the top and follow through to the end. discard the seeds of the peppers if you prefer a little less heat. actually stands on it’s own without the peppers because of the extra garlic. chop and mash with a spoon until a nice, think, chunky consistency is achieved. do not blend too smooth.

Brady and Lily on Friday night

Brady and Lily

Brady and Lily

Happy summer cooking!

Katie

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