What a great way to combine the time-honored tasty tradition of the margarita with the inspiration of Texas’ unofficial flower … the sunflower! Dress-up your next margarita party with these awesome “sunflowers” you form out of real fruit!
While the true origins of the margaritas are a bit fuzzy, we think you’ll agree there’s no better way to cool off from the sun. Shaken. Stirred. Frozen. Or on the rocks.
To Taste | Your favorite margarita recipe (use the good stuff)
1 Each Per Drink | Large Lemon or Lime
What To Do:
(we’ll make a lime sunflower in this example)
1. Slice one large lime slightly larger than in half (about 60% of the width of the lime). Set the small side of the lime aside.
2. Slice 1/8″ off the large half of the lime; to form the flower, invert the lime slice inside out from the center. It may be helpful to use a knife to cut the flesh before inverting.
3. Slide the lime flower around the remaining large side of the fruit. Shape the fruit’s flesh to form the sunflower petals.
4. Cut a small slit behind the petals (as shown) so you can place the sunflower on the rim of your serving glass.
5. Fill your glass with margarita and garnish with your sunflower.
Shazam ~ It’s time for “sunflower power!” Have you made one of these for your party? Share a pic or two with us on our Facebook page!
~ Joe Paul Reider
Home Style Austin Founder
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.