Strawberry margaritas for breakfast!!
Aug. 31, 2011 3:22 pm
Updated: Sep. 24, 2011 2:02 pm
It's been close to 2 years since I have blogged here on AR and I realized how much I missed sharing my sometimes crazy adventures in the kitchen so I decided to give it a 'go' again. It's a great way to share recipes and to keep a food diary for my kiddos
It' been a busy 2 yrs and I have missed my AR friends and I am hoping to catch up with everyone in the recipe buzz.
O.k. so.... the strawberry margaritas for breakfast is catching on here in this house as long as it's a toast topper. :) Strawberry Margarita
I have done a lot of experimental jam and jelly making this summer in the kitchen and although I have flavors we enjoy more than the one flavored with tequila, it is the one that has gotten the most attention.
It's a simple jam to make and can be made with your favorite berry. Sadly, I used all of my fresh raspberries for other jams, but once I clear my fridge of all the blackberries we picked, I will thaw out some raspberries, grab the tequila and make another batch.
The recipe is~
3 cups strawberries (crushed)
1/4 cup lime juice
2/3 cup tequila
1/4 cup orange liqueur
6 cup sugar
3 oz liquid (pectin)
NOTE: Do NOT use a food processor to crush strawberries or you will get puree and jam will not have a good texture. Use a potato masher.
In a large pot, mix together strawberries, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.
Stir in sugar, bring to a boil over high heat. immediately stir in pectin. Bring to hard boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat
Skim off foam.
Ladle into sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch from rim. Wipe rims clean. Apply lids and rings. Tighten to fingertip tight.
Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
I have had people comment about the amount of sugar and yes, it seems like a lot but this jam isn't one you really want to 'slather' on . It's what I think of as a fun, novelty jam and makes a great little gift.
Strawberry margarita jam