Ms. Megan hey Ms. Megan.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Yepper, That’s right folks, it IS in fact the lovely Ms. Megan’s B-day today (or yesterday ) (or tomorrow )
You know what it doesn’t matter…
Raise you glasses and wish this fine, strong, amazing woman a VERY happy birthday and recognize that this world is a better place for those of us that know her.
I thought long and hard on this Birthday wish and seeing as drinks where the topic I could find no better one then a sweet, yet fun-loving one I bring to the table.
( I was a waiter once btw. )
I give you the
Sweet Ms. Megan
Now this is what you do…
For Tequila Daisy Cocktail:
2 ounces high quality Tequila Blanco
1 ounce triple sec
2 tablespoons lime juice
For Strawberry Fool:
6 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make cocktail: Combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and strain into small tumbler until glass is about half to three-quarters full. Top with a generous dollop of strawberry fool and garnish with one strawberry top.
To make fool: Combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan, stirring until berries are well coated. Using masher or the back of a large spoon smash strawberries to a pulp, leaving only a few small chunks remain.
Place saucepan over medium-high heat and let cook, stirring constantly until just before boiling point, about 6 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and bring mixture to a full boil for about 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
Skim any film or foam off of top of mixture and discard. Transfer syrup to a heatproof container and cool to room temperature before chilling in refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
In the meantime, whisk heavy cream in a large metal bowl until soft peaks form. Continuing to whisk, add remaining tablespoon of sugar to cream. Fold in vanilla extract and whisk for a few more minutes until stiff peaks form.
In a slow and steady stream pour cooled strawberry syrup into whipped cream, continuing to whisk until desired color and consistency is reached.
Now no screwing around… get to drinking..
and if I found out you haven't raised at least one toast to her today.. heaven help you because I sure wont. I WILL find you, because there is NO more deserving person on this earth.
From this guy across the pond.. named HR :)
keep smiling Megan, It makes the rest of us stronger.
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