Cointreau is an aromatic and balanced ingredient in classic cocktails ranging from Sidecar to Cosmopolitan. Its fresh citrus and orange flavor will enhance any cocktail.
If you’re looking for real spice in your drink, nothing beats a spicy margarita. Here’s a quick and easy single-serving recipe that promises to get your homegate off to a great start.
Ingredients (1 serving) ▪️ 1 ounce Cointreau ▪️ 2 ounces tequila blanco ▪️ 0.75 oz. lime juice ▪️ 2 slices of jalapeno ▪️ 2 slices of fresh cilantro
Directions Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and serve in a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of jalapeno.
BBQ Shrimp Recipe
Ingredients ▪️ 2 dozen shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp. Fees if possible. ▪️ 2 teaspoons finely ground, toasted black pepper ▪️ 2 teaspoons finely ground, toasted fennel seeds ▪️ Assortment of colored bell peppers, hot peppers and onions ▪️ 1 tbsp grapeseed oil ▪️ Kosher salt ▪️ Grilling skewers
Sauce ingredients ▪️ 2 tbsp Cointreau ▪️ 1 tbsp grapeseed oil ▪️ 4 cloves garlic, minced ▪️ 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce ▪️ 1/2 cup heavy cream ▪️ 1 tbsp lemon juice ▪️ 2 teaspoons Tabasco ▪️ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
BBQ Shrimp Instructions
▪️ Cut the vegetables into strips the width of the shrimp. Toss shrimp and vegetables with salt, pepper, fennel seeds and oil. Assemble the skewers by alternating shrimp and vegetables, making sure the skewers match.
▪️In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and brown lightly. Add the Cointreau and flambé. When the heat goes out, add the cream, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Reduce the sauce to the consistency of double cream. Stir in the butter. Keep warm but not over fire.
▪️To cook the skewers, heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the skewers for 30 to 60 seconds on each side. Once the prawns are well cooked. Generously drizzle the skewers with sauce and serve immediately.
Food and football! These recipes are a great addition to any game day tailgate or front door. Have fun, drink responsibly and let your taste buds explore the possibilities.
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