Valentine’s day is a very special day for most of us, it is the perfect excuse to show our feelings to our loved one. Very little of us know the origin of Valentine’s day though. It’s origin is actually a religious celebration, the Roman Catholic church designated February 14th as the day of Saint Valentine which is the protector of lovers. This is how February 14th turned into the greatest day to celebrate love.
In Mexico this day is known as “El Dia del Amor y la Amistad,” translated to: “Love and Friendship Day!” This gives us the perfect excuse to not only spend the day showing our partner our love, but also gives us the opportunity to show our friends how appreciated they are. When kids are in school they are often sent with a big bag of heart shaped lollypops or chocolates to give to hand out to their friends and teachers as a sign of appreciation.
I personally like to make treats myself for my friends and family!
If you are thinking to have a get together with your friends, I have something you may impress them with!
Strawberries and Champagne Margaritas!
1 cup Strawberries, hulled
3/4 cup Champagne
3/4 cup Tequila
1/4 cup Fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Cointreau (orange liqueur)
Pink crystallized sugar
Blend strawberries until smooth.
Combine strawberries, champagne, tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau (orange liqueur) and stir or shake until well combined.
Rim edges of your margarita glasses with pink crystallized sugar.
Pour margaritas over glasses full of ice.
This recipe makes up to 4 margaritas so keep the bottles close so you can keep making them!
*If you want to make frozen margaritas make sure your strawberries are frozen and blend everything together including 1 ½ cups of ice.
“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget” –Unknown
Embrace your life and the season with your friends and family!
Ole’! Dancing Chef Stephanie