Friday, September 24, 2010

Midnight Margaritas...



Welcome to the Practical Magic Blog Party 2010!!!!!!

Practical Magic Blog Party

The Midnight Margarita scene is definitely my favorite scene in the movie!  I bet I'm not alone!  Margaritas...  not-so-much my favorite mixed drink.  Tequila and I parted ways many years ago.  It was a love/hate relationship.  Occasionally our paths meet again, we do some catching up, wax nostalgic... I romanticize about being young and free in my 1987 Toyota Tercel hatchback and any number of oh-so-fine but malleable boyfriends that I would eventually tire of and toss aside out of boredom... We become instant friends again, like no time has passed at all.  We laugh, we sing, we dance.... but it always ends the same.  Painfully.  And when I wake the next morning (or afternoon), my head feels as though it is in a vice grip, and someone is using a Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Driver Drill on my skull.  Buh-bye Tequila, don't come around here no more.




This dark-colored margarita is perfect for 
adult Halloween parties. Rum, (no Ta-kill-ya)
Blue Curacao, grenadine and a homemade
Lime Mix combine for a delicious drink.  If you have
made enemies with tequila in the past, this is the 
margarita for you!






MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS
Ingredients for each serving:
2 ounces dark Rum
1 ounce Blue Curacao
1/2 ounce Grenadine
4 ounces Lime Mix (see below)

Lime Mix:
Blend together 1 cup lime juice and 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved.  Keep refrigerated until use.

Method:
Fill a shaker with ice cubes, add all the ingredients and shake until well blended.  Strain into a margarita glass filled with fresh crushed ice.

Notes:
You must use the exact ratios to result in this deliciously dark margarita that is perfect for any celebration, but particularly perfect for a MIDNIGHT MARGARITA PARTY!



MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS
 (of the Strawberry and Diet Variety)

5-6 large frozen strawberries
1 cup cold water
1 individual packet of Crystal Light Lemon/Lime Drink Mix
2 heaping teaspoons of Splenda
2 ounces of Jimmy's favorite Tequila - El Diablo
Step 1 - Blend all ingredients until thick and smooth.
Step 2 - Salt the rim of a glass and pour.
Step 3 - DRINK!

Makes one HUGE serving or two regular servings.  Enjoy.....

 Click HERE for the video!


Eye of newt, toe of frog, wing of bat, tongue of dog.
Adder’s fork and blind worm’s sting…
Barbados lime is just the thing.
Fragias salt, like a sailors stubble…
Flip the switch, and let the cauldron bubble!



Peace, love, and happiness,
Earth Mother

63 comments:

Sara said...

I love that scene too. Havent had a margarita for years. happy PM party Hugs Sara

Wendy said...

I don't drink alcohol so I'm going to make a "virgin" ;) version of these...They sound magickal and delicious~ Thank you!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

merry meet...wonderful
love & light
Trace oxox

The Blue Faerie said...

I'm also not a big alcohol fan, but a virgin version of the strawberry one sounds great!

Carrieann said...

Great scene! Thanks for the recipes...will be trying them out at our Halloween Bash.
Bright blessings!

Jo said...

Lovely party post! I hope you'll bring a batch of your margarita's when you stop by! :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Chris, if the margaritas taste as good as they look and sound, maybe I will have to try one!

I've fallen a little behind in blog reading the past couple of weeks, so am catching up. We're not campers, but we are avid fans of candles and it did seem peaceful and romantic in the case. But the Old Hippie have a point in wondering how much toothpaste is needed :-)

Pauline said...

Woohoo! Bring on the Margaritas, and hold on to your husbands! Loved your post! And the taphophile post too... I'm going on a Melbourne Midnight Cemetery tour next week! Enjoy the rest of the ride!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

Willow Silverhorse said...

Hello, I'm a fellow Practical Magic Blog Party person, and I just dropped by to see how yours looked. I also like this scene but I have to say my absolute favorite is the very end when all of the Owens women jump off the roof of their house. Unfortunately I couldn't find that scene on YouTube so I went with something else but I just thought I would share my favorite with you lol... Lovely blog btw!

Birgit said...

Sure thing that the midnight margaritas scene is one of my favorite scenes from the movie, too. I think though that my favorite scene is the last one though -- can't beat a happy ending! :)

-- Birgit

Kelli said...

I love that scene also, and recently while watching told my daughter that when she became of leagal drinking age we would so have a "rita" party!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I totally feel your pain ~ I too have parted ways with Mr. Cuervo. The buzz kill was about 25 years ago in NYC. After a lovely afternoon in Rockefeller Center throwing back shots ~ I woke the next morning to a ring on my finger. which wouldn't have been so bad if the ring that used to be on that finger wasn't now stuck on a different finger thus cutting off all circulation to my arm for over 12 hours. Needless to say, The Fire Dept. got involved and all eventually was well again. Every now and then I do like a good Margh. and yours sound awesome ~ Thanks

Celia said...

My favorite scene in the whole movie!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! Come by and visit me too.....

Joane said...

What a way to start the party! I was hoping someone would post a margarita recipe!

Lenora said...

mmmm - love the toad! Magical Post - Thanx for sharing, we loved this! - what fun!

Come and be part of our Midsummer's Night Secret Dream
Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

Shaiha said...

I am have parted ways with tequilla but this recipe sounds yummy. Must try a virgin...hmmm..

Bluezy said...

You were my first party post to read and it made me smile. It is an hour past midnight in these parts and I would have loved sipping on any of your margaritas whilst reading!

Happy blog party!

Anonymous said...

Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. Credo che questo sia un concetto molto diverso. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.
Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. Ritengo che questa sia un'ottima idea. Sono d'accordo con te.

Lisa said...

Yummyyyy! That's one of my favorite scenes, as well.

Sarah said...

Whooot...am dancin' already..what a way to kick off the party!! Wonderful to meet you!!
Blessings, Sarah

Lisa Kay said...

Yes definitely one of my favorite scenes also. Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up.....

BB, Seshat

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Now all I need, is a way to transform my fav... Manhattan, straight up, with extra cherry juice... Into a Midnight Manhattan! ,-)

But hey, the extra cherry juice makes it a prettttty pink-y color. 'Twould be fine, as is. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Sweet Aunt Bridget" for the day

Whisperings 13 said...

i know it's only 10 am, but you now have me craving a cold salted marg! (morning margaritas??)
so very fun- def. one of the best scenes in the movie!
Bright Blessings!

Cellar Door said...

I must confess, Rum creates a sore topknot for me as well! But Harry Nilsson's "Lime in the Coconut," now that always be my tonic!

It's been WiCkeD! Thank-you for having me!

blue china studio said...

I love this scene too! Thanks for the great recipes.

Sara said...

That is definitely one of my favourite scenes. Thanks for this post.

Linda said...

excellent cocktails, come and try some of mine. Linda:)
http://pyewacketts.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic_25.html

Scrap Vamp said...

Thanks for having me over for your Midnight Margaritas! No tequila, that was interesting! Thanks for the recipe. I have a few friends that have parted ways with tequila as well.

Carol said...

Great PM blog party post! Thanks for sharing!!!

~Caol :)

Daydreamer :) said...

I'd rather have a Mojito ;)
My pooches cringed when they heard about the dog tongue. But then they both agreed they dated a few that would make perfect candidates. Now if you'd said tongue of bitch, they'd be all over you LMAO!

Kathy said...

Yea! I love my "Patron" as long as I don't over do it....:D.

Thanks for the fabulous new recipes, I will definitely try them out.

Great blog.

Bright blessings,
Kathy

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fabulous PM party post! Thanks for sharing the recipes. That was a really fun scene!

Feel free to fly by and visit with me:
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/because-theres-little-witch-in-every.html

Sincerely, Theresa

Elysian Field Originals said...

I love margaritas...thanks for sharing them!! Love that scene!

Kelly said...

Margaritas are just about the only thing I do drink other than an occasional glass of wine.

I will have to try the recipes you have though!

Great post!

Hugs, Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Lyn said...

I don't drink very often but these sound delicious!

Kelly Jeanette said...

My favorite drink. This is my favorite scene in the movie. Good post.

Penny said...

Those Recipes look yummy - I'm definitely going to have to try one or two soon.

Stop by my party if you have time and check out my giveaway.

Hugs,
Penny

Debbie said...

Just the thing for a party...

FiberArtisttoo said...

I love this scene too. One of those wish you could have been there times!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

They are dancing to Lime in the Coconut over at my blog..come visit. :) I have to admit I had a margarita at the beach this summer with our predinner snack of guacamole. It hit the spot! :)

Kaerie Faerie said...

YUM YUM love your post
Karey

Sonia ;) said...

Looks Deliscious...love your blog!!

you can call me Tawny.... said...

To-KILL-YA & I have to parted ways... I feel your pain!!

wonderful blog!

♥ Tawny

cocinadiary said...

You are right, we all love this scene! But like you I have a love/hate relationship with tequila thanks to a bad alcohol poisoning experience in college....lol. Yeah, I can laugh now but at the time it sucked! :) Thanks for sharing this margarita! Angie

jasperandblue said...

Midnight Margaritas is my favourite scene too....
My blog post is up now, I was late oops...

jasperandblue said...

Midnight Margaritas is my favourite scene too....
My blog post is up now, I was late oops...

jasperandblue said...

Midnight Margaritas is my favourite scene too....
My blog post is up now, I was late oops...

Susan said...

My favorite scene also...so fun and free!! and I have always loved that song by Harry Neilson. I, too do not get along well with TaKillYa!!

Thanks for the great recipes!
Hope you pop on over to my place.

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Peace n love,
Susan

Aimee Jeffries said...

Ohh the strawberry sounds yummy!

I had never heard or knew of the term Taphophile...yep that's me!

Wendy said...

Those look great. I can't wait to try them. Love Midnight Margaritas. Since I'm on my broom tonight, I better watch out for the trees.
Spells and Wishes,

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/2010/09/practical-magic-party-2010.html

Wendy from wonderland

Justina said...

Chris,
Thank you so much for being an awesome participant in Mine and Anna's even! Thanks for all the awesome drink recipes ! They look so tasty... and who doesn't love a nice buzz every once in awhile?!? Even those crazy aunts knew how to party a little bit , lol!! Thanks for sharing!
-Justina
http://Labohememagique.blogspot.com

Sparkster said...

I think I have the very same love/hate relationship with senior tequila. lol Alas, we parted friendships years ago too after one night of a little too much loving him. I swear he tried to kill me for the next few days!

I love that moon. Even more so, I love that cemetery photo in your next post. She is exquisite!! Just gorgeous!

Have a beautiful rest of your weekend. Faith, trust, and faerie dust!!

http://fortheloveofcreativity.blogspot.com

Katy Cameron said...

Oh those both sound yummy, may need to go hunt down some ingredients after the way my week's gone!

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Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

That beautiful moon drew me here on my broom this early morning. May I say that I am just enchanted by your toad and wouldn't mind bringing him home! Ah the margarita scene...the best party scene on film IMO. Thank you for the memories and for sharing that wicked recipe. I should perhaps skip the tequila as I don't do so well on my broomstick with even a drop of anything alchoholic. Wouldn't want to drop onto some poor unsuspecting souls having a pleasant little bbq! Thank you ever so much for joining our party and for adding to the magic and fun! Have a beautiful and blessed Fall.

Anna

Annabelle said...

Midnight Margaritas is my favourite scene as well and I should really try one after all.....never did but now I have your recipe.
Luv the post.
Annabelle

Valerie Hart said...

Hi Chris! Happy Practical Magic Party, and one of my favorite movies! It's still going on... and so many blogs to visit! Love the photos on your blog! And I am a toad lover too... One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when young Sally is making and casting her Amas Veritas spell... adorable... And the midnight margarita scene too! Let's get together and have one... shall we?!

And the saying at the end of the movie,
"... fall in L*O*V*E whenever you can!

Hope you have a chance to fly by my blog for a "special spell" that I have for everyone!

✻´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´✻✻✻Lots of magical wishes, dreams and blessings to you and your family...

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com

Michelle Cummings said...

What a wonderful post! Love all your wicked delights! I hope you'll come "fly" over to my blog and see what I have been brewing!
~Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

collectingyourself said...

What a great way to start of the party! Thanks.

Incipient Wings said...

hi sorry it's taken me so long to do this! your post is beautiful! thank you!!

im zoe said...

a great post, how can it not be with yummy margaritas :)

i would love you tocheck out my practical magic post
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

absolutely love your post!!! I like margarita's but do have challenges with too much ta-kill-ya. Can't wait to try your recipe!
cheers with smoldering potions.
dana

Doe: said...

These recipes make me wish I were I drinker!!! Thanks so much for sharing!