A Few Necessary Items: Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise + Fresh Guacamole

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Some things are just so, so necessary.

Chapstick in the winter.

Bon Iver on rainy days.

Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrises with chips and homemade guac on a Saturday afternoon.

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What? That is superfluous?

I disagree. Especially when I am dying for summer and the only cure is citrus.

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Guys, this drink is so delicious. And fun! I got to use a dusty mortar and pestle. Ingesting antiquated.

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You, too, can ingest antiquated. Please join me in this. Ok.

Ever your superfluous,


Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise

Serves 2.

4 ounces tequila

8 ounces fresh clementine juice

½-1” fresh ginger root, sliced up a bit

2 tablespoons grenadine

Coarse sea salt (I used a smoked coconut lime salt)

Juice clementines. Grind up the ginger root with a mortar and pestle, then immerse the ginger in the clementine juice for a while, maybe like 15 minutes while you whip up some fresh guac. Dip the rims of two glasses in the juice and then dip into the coarse salt. Strain out the bits of ginger from the clementine juice. Fill the glasses with ice and measure two ounces of tequila into each. Top up the glasses with the clementine juice, then pour a tablespoon of grenadine into the side of the glass so it sinks to the bottom. Don’t mix it in. Garnish with an additional slice of clementine.

Fresh Guacamole

1 ripe avocado, cubed

4 grape tomatoes, diced

1/8 of a red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

Cumin, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, to taste

Mix up everything but the avocado in a small bowl and let the flavors meld for a bit in the fridge. When ready to serve, mash up the avocado in a medium bowl, then stir in the other ingredients. Serve with chips.

35 Responses to “A Few Necessary Items: Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise + Fresh Guacamole”

  1. 1 Cindy and Tom Behling April 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Good Morning Lauren! Going to 90 degrees here today, so this sounds yummy! Question…did you mean tequila vs. vodka in the instructions? Make a wonderful citrus day in Mpls (while you shovel snow)!

  2. 2 frugalfeeding April 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

    great stuff – well thought out photos! Nice cocktail recipe too – delicious flavours.

  3. 3 Lauren April 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

    oh thanks, cindy! i corrected that. and thanks, frugalfeeding!

  4. 4 Welcome Company with Danielle April 10, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Wonderful pictures and the drink sounds incredible! I’ll have to drag out my dusty mortar and pestal!

  5. 5 chagrinnamontoast April 12, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Spring in London has not fully sprung. That’s why I’m busy cooking food from warmer climates. I think your Clementine Ginger Tequila Sunrise will be the perfect accompaniment.

  6. 6 Mollie April 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    You lured me in with the promise of guacamole, but you won my heart with this twist on a tequila sunrise. I’m so glad sunny spring days are ahead and I can’t wait to try out these recipes!

  7. 7 Lauren April 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Mollie- I know!!!!! I am so excited for warm days. Your blog is so cute. Love it!

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