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Sunshine Tequila Cherry and Lime

tequila cherry limeSummer’s almost over! Booooo

But, it’s still here. Right?

So we can still celebrate the sunshine and all its glory. And since we’re all adults here and I am sure some of you are in dire need of some relaxing adult time, I’m going to share with you a brand new drink I created.  True story, I came up with this quite by accident.

Some time ago husband and I purchased some of the Outshine bars from Edy’s. They were on sale 3 for $10. I felt that was a good deal because they are a fairly healthy option compared to some other ice cream treats. I love Edy’s ice cream because its nice and creamy for a lower calorie option. These bars are also almost $5 a box in the summer. I picked some lime, coconut water with pineapple and raspberry. The coconut water was the first to go followed by the raspberry. I purchased the lime because Mr. Yum generally likes lime frozen treats. He wasn’t having any of this. They sat in the freezer for what felt like ages.

I got brave and tried one. I couldn’t finish it. It’s very….well..limey.

A few days ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed as I so often do and I noticed a little something from one of my friends about how she needed a little tequila with her Outshine lime bar.

Hey, there goes the lightbulb again. I knew I had a Recipe Redux post coming up and this month the them is “A Spirited Redux.” I was going to let this month go because I am not super creative when it comes to mixed drinks. I stick to basics. I have been trying to change that up a bit, but everything is still in that experimental stage.

I tried making this a couple of different ways and they all ended up a smooshy  mess.

I finally got it to set right and this ended up being the easiest method.

You’ll need a lime Outshine bar, I suggest a few small ice cubes, a handful of cherries, some tequila, salt if you need it, and a lime.

I squeezed some lime juice in the bottom of the glass. Then I chopped the lime bar into small squares. I added that to the glass, followed by some tequila.

bars

Now, if you are not a straight shooter, I highly suggest adding those small ice cubes, some salt around the rim, or even a splash of seltzer water.

I didn’t bother with all that. I added a few Michigan cherries, a lime wedge and called in Sunshine Tequila Cherry and Lime.

Husband – not a fan. He said it was too strong. Mom – she is a fan of margaritas, so why not give it to her to try. She liked it, but also said it was strong.

It did not take long for the lime bar to melt and that brought the flavor down.

I happily continued to sip.

sunshine cherry lime tequila

Don’t judge.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is your favorite summer cocktail?

Sunshine Tequila Cherry and Lime

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lime Outshine bar or brand of your choice
  • 4-5 cherries
  • 1 lime
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • salt - optional
  • ice cubes - optional
  • seltzer - optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut the lime in half. If you are going to salt your glass to that now before adding anything to it.
  • Squeeze some lime juice in the bottom of the glass.
  • Chop the lime bar into small squares.
  • Add them to the glass, followed by some tequila.
  • Add a few cherries.
  • Add the seltzer if needed.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime.

 

Feel free to visit some of the other members of Recipe Redux who will be posting their spirits themed recipes.

 


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88 Comments

  1. Now these would be perfect for me. I love all things lime…not so much my husband but he can have his beer ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

  2. Now these would be perfect for me. I love all things lime…not so much my husband but he can have his beer ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

  3. I love a good Bahama Mama drink in the summer. And I think the cherries just sealed the deal with this drink. It looks delicious!

  4. I love a good Bahama Mama drink in the summer. And I think the cherries just sealed the deal with this drink. It looks delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I can’t take a shot because I am a huge wimp LOL. I am definitely that girl that needs those tiny little ice cubes in there so I can nurse my drink ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 5 stars
    I can’t take a shot because I am a huge wimp LOL. I am definitely that girl that needs those tiny little ice cubes in there so I can nurse my drink ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. “Smooshy mess” huh?! (: That made me smile. Love the stories of recipe development…especially when the result looks like a smashing success. YUMMMY!

  8. “Smooshy mess” huh?! (: That made me smile. Love the stories of recipe development…especially when the result looks like a smashing success. YUMMMY!

  9. 5 stars
    This Sunshine Tequila Cherry and Lime concoctions sounds delicious. I wouldn’t change a thing! I like my mixed drinks to have a little kick.

  10. 5 stars
    This Sunshine Tequila Cherry and Lime concoctions sounds delicious. I wouldn’t change a thing! I like my mixed drinks to have a little kick.

  11. I’m not a drinker but I do have to applaud your clever use of unused popsicles ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s hard to tell how flavors translate into different things so I guess lime-flavored popsicles don’t work too well ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. I’m not a drinker but I do have to applaud your clever use of unused popsicles ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s hard to tell how flavors translate into different things so I guess lime-flavored popsicles don’t work too well ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. The cocktail would be too strong for me if I made it like you did. But with some seltzer water or something it would be delicious!

    1. I think it would also be good with something like Sprite because of the lemon lime. But, I know they have a lemon or lime seltzer water so I bet that would be good too.

  14. The cocktail would be too strong for me if I made it like you did. But with some seltzer water or something it would be delicious!

  15. OK – SO Clever!! What a terrific way to use popsicles and now I’m imagining all types of fruit pop & alcohol combos ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now my favorite summer cocktail is Deep Eddy Red Grapefruit & vodka with a few orange slices but your recipe here my become my new favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 5 stars
    Ohhh…nice. I will definitely try it. My favourite summertime drink is a smoothie. My favourite summertime cocktail is a strawberry daiquiri. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I’m not a drinker – we’re a no alcohol household, but I bet this would be delicoius with diet 7-up. It’s definately going on my no-bake recipe roundup! I’m sure a lot of people will love this! HUGS

  18. I’m not a drinker – we’re a no alcohol household, but I bet this would be delicoius with diet 7-up. It’s definately going on my no-bake recipe roundup! I’m sure a lot of people will love this! HUGS

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