Blood Orange Margaritas


Happy National Margarita Day (February 22nd)! To commemorate the occasion, here is the recipe for a beautiful and delicious Blood Orange Margarita.  Salud!

Blood Orange Margarita

2 oz. anejo tequila

1 oz. orange liqueur

juice from 1 blood orange

juice from 1 lime

lime slice for garnish

edible flower for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice and lime juice. Shake well to chill and to mix ingredients.

2. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime and flower.

Enjoy, but please don’t drink and drive!


This is a post that I originally published on my other blog, but the recipe is so good that I thought that it deserved a second run.

Looking for a similar “mocktail”? Try my Blood Orange Lemonade recipe!

Pretty Textures

This is the cake for an intimate, fireside wedding that we had at The Morning Star this afternoon. It was Marbled Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream. Aren’t the finishing touches lovely?


Best wishes to the bride and groom for a future filled with warmth and love!

Happy New Year’s Eve (with a Mocktail & a Cocktail)

A few delicious recipes to help you plan for New Year’s Eve … Happy New Year!

A Taste of Morning


Wishing all of my followers a healthy, happy, and inspiring 2015!

Here is a mocktail recipe and a cocktail recipe as we get ready to celebrate, with thanks, all of the good things in the year that has passed – and to toast, with joy and hopefulness, the year to come.


Berry Happy New Year (Mocktail)

Place a scoop of raspberry sorbet in the bottom of a Champagne glass. Add 3 fresh black berries. Top with flavored sparkling water.




Place a scoop of lemon sorbet and of limoncello sorbet in the bottom of a Champagne Glass.* Add a splash of vodka and top off with Prosecco. Enjoy!

• Sgroppini are traditionally made with lemon sorbet, vodka and Processco, but since I always make limoncello sorbet around the holidays – when I make homemade limoncello – I like to add a little limoncello sorbet to my Sgroppini. Sgroppini can also…

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