Today is my 4 year old’s birthday party. She decided on a unicorn themed party-complete with ponies donning unicorn horns which will be arriving at the house in about 2 hours. Yikes! I like to believe every children’s birthday party is also a celebration of survival as parents for another year. This calls for some serious congratulations if you’re anything like the mess of a mom I tend to be and some refreshing libations. Going with the theme, I decided to fashion myself a mystical drink I like to call “Unicorn Magic Margaritas”. It’s really not that mystical or magical for that matter I really just looked into my pantry and saw some raspberry lemonade staring back and me and instantly thought “what can I do with this?” That and the fact I had a bottle of left over cheap champagne from New Year’s eve that equally needed to go. So where does the “margarita” part come in, you ask? Well lets just say I recently learned that I had missed out the national day of margaritas so I felt the need to call this drink a margarita. It does contain tequila and orange liquor (or oj cause that’s what I had) which in my book is really all you need to classify a drink as a margarita. Rim the glass with some gold sugar and girl you are ready to party like it’s 1999, or party like your toddler is now a preschooler and you’re wondering to yourself how in the hell you got here and what did time do with your tiny little baby?
Today is a day of celebration and reflection. And every celebration deserves a signature cocktail.
Measurements are not exact. Once again, I’m a hot mess and just poured until everything tasted good. I mixed everything into a serving jar and then just top each glass with some champagne. I didn’t expect the colors to separate like they did but it turned out very pretty! And tasty!
1 bottle of Raspberry Lemonade (or whatever you have or can find)
2 cups of tequila (it was a big party. Mostly parents or AKA heavy drinkers)
4 large lemons squeezed
1 cup of orange liquor (or if you like me and don’t have it, pour in some oj)
Mix that all up then pour in to glasses leaving room in the glass to top with champagne. This is a large recipe and serves about 30 cups so adjust accordingly. Enjoy!