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Summer Burrata Board

Summer burrata board

To know me means that you know I have never met a charcuterie board I did not like. When we go out to dinner, that’s what I order so I can pick and have little bites of everything. I also love putting together boards when entertaining or just when I don’t feel like cooking and want to feel fancy. This summer burrata board is so refreshing. Scroll down to see how I put it together.

Summer Burrata Board

Light burrata pairs well with delicious summer flavors like fresh peaches, berries, mint or basil. I whipped up this board one Friday night for cocktail hour for Rick and I.

This summer burrata board make the perfect dish to bring to your summer parties whether as an appetizer or side dish. Let your guests make their own small plates or you can also choose to slice the fruit into  smaller pieces and cut the burrata into chunks so that people can assemble as a little salad. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic glaze.

Things that I love to pair with burrata:

  • melon
  • berries
  • peaches or other stone fruit
  • salty proscuitto
  • tomatoes
  • mint, basil or arugula
  • crackers or crostini

Summer burrata board

 

And here it is as a salad. I topped with some chopped pecans for a little crunch.

Click here to see how to make it.

It’s very similar to this peach arugula salad which is also a favorite of mine. Click here for recipe.

Peach burrata salad

This serves really well with my rose elderflower spritz or lilac lemonade prosecco.

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9 Best Margarita Recipes

9 of the best margarita recipes

There’s no wrong way to sip a margarita am I right? I’m sharing 9 of the best Margarita recipes for you to try! From the classic, to sweet, and spicy and even a beer margarita! Scroll down to see all of my favorite Margarita recipes.

Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, kicking back in the warm weather or just rewarding yourself for making it through the day, these 9 Best Margarita Recipes are sure to tickle your fancy!

9 Best Margarita Recipes

Popsicle-rita

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsiclearita

This is my spin on the classic and it’s perfect for your summer parties!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime popsicle
  • club soda
  • 1 shot of tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
  • lime
  • salt

 

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing a wedge of lime, running along the edge of your glass and then dip the rim of the glass in salt (or sugar if you prefer).

2.) Fill the glass with ice.

3.) Add to the glass club soda and tequila and wedge of lime.

4.) Unwrap the popsicle and stir into the glass.

 

These are so simple! Make a bunch and serve poolside to cool off or serve with some fresh guac and tortilla chips!

 

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsicle-rita

 

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

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The coolness of the watermelon balances out the heat from the jalapeno.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

 

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

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Cool and refreshing with a little bit of sweetness from the elderflower.

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

 

Blood Orange Margarita – Garnish With Lemon

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This recipe makes a whole pitcher! And the taste blood oranges can be enjoyed in spring, summer and the cooler months too! This makes a great fall or holiday margarita!

9 Best Margarita Recipes - blood orange margarita

 

Fresh Peach Margaritas – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

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This is a sweet way to beat the summer heat when peaches are in season!

9 best margarita recipes fresh peach margaritas

 

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita – Muy Bueno

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I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful margarita! Nor have I ever tried a prickly pear margarita, making this a bucket list item this summer!

9 Best Margarita Recipes Prickly Pear Margarita

 

Amy Locourto homemade margarita mix

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9 best margarita recipes margarita mix

This is perfect to bring as a hostess gift to summer parties or get togethers!

 

 

Tajin Mango Margarita – Crisp Collective

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9 Best Margarita Recipes Tajin Mango Margarita

 

Beer Margarita AKA Beergarita – The Tidy Mom

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This one has Cinco De Mayo written all over it!

9 Best Margarita Recipes beer margarita

 

Serve any of these margaritas with this Taco Pizza to elevate your Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Click here for my Taco Pizza recipe.

 

Or if you’re entertaining and want to wow your guests, serve with this Steak Charcuterie Board. Click here to see how I put it together!

 

Linking some margarita must haves below!

Cocktail Shaker and Bartender Kit

9 Best Margarita recipes cocktail shaker and bartender kit

Margarita Glasses

9 Best Margarita Recipes margarita glasses

Lime and Salt Rimmer

9 Best margarita recipes lime and salt rimmer

 

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2 In food/ Recipes

Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

Layer fruit in a pitcher to make this pretty Rainbow Sangria. This is honestly like the most cheerful beverage and it’s perfect for spring and summer. And it will get you pretty buzzed too! Scroll down for my easy Rainbow Sangria recipe.

Rainbow Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit – strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwis, blueberries, grapes

Rainbow Sangria

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  2. Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  3. Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

For more amazing cocktail recipes check out:

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pop

Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma

Rainbow Sangria

Linking my stemless wine glasses here! There are my favorite.

 

Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

This rainbow sangria is so eyecatching and easy to make for those warmer months. Make it for a brunch with girlfriends, or just to have in the fridge to sip on throughout summer. Either way, you will be feeling pretty fine 🙂
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Prep Time 1 d
Course Drinks
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit - strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, grapes

Instructions
 

  • In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  • Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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9 In Easter/ food

Bunny Bait

Bunny Bait
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This is the most addicting snack and Bunny Bait you will ever try! I recently had a craving for something sweet and whipped this up. The kids came home and their eyes immediately went to the rainbow filled jar. I have a feeling we will be making more!

Scroll down for my easy Bunny Bait snack.

Bunny Bait

Ingredients:

Bunny Bait

Directions:

  1. In a glass canister or large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix together.
  3. Keep covered and enjoy!

Bunny Bait

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