Let’s be honest. At my age I really don’t think about where the most happening party is on New Year’s Eve. Heck, I’m doing good to stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop in New York City on TV. But I do like to celebrate and ring in the new year!
My dear friend Alicia Wood writes the brilliant blog The Lush List and she recently posted this recipe on her site. I am sharing it with you because it would make the perfect NYE drink in addition to champaign of course. She loves a good margarita and this cranberry orange margarita is delicious. I am giving you her recipe below.
Are you planning to have dinner at one of Dallas’ hot spots? Check out this list of great restaurant choices just published in Culture Map. They give you pricing details and the phone number to the restaurant. What a great resource.
By the way, Pete and I tried the new Nick Badovinus restaurant (chef/owner of Neighborhood Services and Off-Site Kitchen) Montlake Cut and it is absolutely delicious. It’s in Preston Center and took the spot of Spoon (across from Hopdoddy). Fabulous seafood and gorgeous decor. So good – give them a try!
Dressing up or dressing casual on NYE? Either way you should hit up some of the post-holiday sales I talked about on the blog. Click here to get the best deals including the discount codes for super size savings. I have linked you to some of my favorite items below.
What are your plans for Thursday night? Whatever you do, drink and party responsibly so that you can ring in the new year and get to work on your New Year’s resolutions. Speaking of which…what are yours? xoxo- Tanya
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CRANBERRY ORANGE MARGARITA (via The Lush List)
5 c Cranberry Juice
4 tbs Sugar (not needed if all you can find is Cranberry Cocktail Juice)
¾ c Silver Tequila
1 c Fresh Lime Juice
1 c Fresh Orange Juice
¼ c Grand Marnier or other Orange Liqueur
Sugar and Orange Zest for the rims
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
Rub an orange slice on the rim of the glass.
Dip rim in sugar and then orange zest.
Fill glass with ice.
Pour in Margarita.