Tequila & Daisies

Fun Facts are always just that…fun! In an earlier blog post I expressed how I love daisies. Well, I also love tequila. Some things are just meant to be….

When you make your next margarita think of not just tequila but daisies!

Let’s start things off with one fact…no one is really certain of the origin of the margarita. One story revolves around a totally separate drink, The Daisy. In its heyday in the late 1930s, The Daisy included a base liquor such as tequila, curacao and citrus. Tequila Daisies appeared in cocktail pamphlets from this period, and it’s not too much of a stretch to see how this morphed into the margarita: the word “margarita” is Spanish for “daisy”.

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner so bookmark this blog post so you can refer back and know how to make a Tequila Daisy for your next celebration.

Ingredients
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon superfine sugar
2 ounces tequila
½ ounce fine orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
Club Soda to top

Directions
In a cocktail shaker, stir together the lemon juice and superfine sugar. Add the tequila and orange liqueur. Fill the shaker with ice, shake until the mixture is well-chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with club soda and ENJOY!

 

By: Rebecca Louise | Realife Co

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Daisies are beautiful,

And so are you.

I’ve always loved daisies. So to change things up a bit on this Valentine’s Day, here are a few facts and the benefits of this beautiful and wild flower.

  1. Daisies are found everywhere on earth except Antartica.
  2. The name ‘daisy’ is thought to come from the Old English ‘daes eag’ meaning ‘day’s eye’, after the way in which it opens at dawn.
  3. A daisy is actually two flowers in one.
  4. Daisy leaves are edible. A tasty additions to salads, they are closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C.
  5. Daisies have lots of medicinal properties. They are thought to slow bleeding, relieve indigestions and ease coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener’s friend for its ability to ease an aching back.

By: Rebecca Louise | Realife Co