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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