This festive fall drink inspiration post was originally published in October 2019, and updated in October 2020
Festive Fall Drink Inspiration
Jaimie’s Dark Magic Margarita
We had a party at my house the other day! You can bet there were lots of chic charcuterie boards and decadent desserts present to satisfy our taste buds, along with some festive fall drink inspiration. I’m going to share the recipe for “Jaimie’s Dark Magic Margarita”. I am so excited to have a drink named after me, and can cross that off my bucket list!
Jessie-Sierra Ross, creator of the popular cooking blog, Straight From the Hips, Baby! created this unique margarita that was beyond delicious. Have you ever had a plum margarita? I’m willing to bet it would be a hit at your next gathering too.
Jessie is a friend of mine, and an east coast food blogger who specializes in creating approachable food for every home cook. Using photographs to show step by step techniques, she teaches how to make everything from sous vide beef roasts to delicious cocktails. We are collaborating on a follow up blog post detailing the festive fall food and goodies we enjoyed along with our drinks, so stay tuned for that coming soon.
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Jaimie’s Dark Magic Margarita Ingredients and Instructions
2 tablespoons plum reduction*
2 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces Tequila
Juice of 1 lime
4 ounces of pomegranate cherry juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, close, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain the drink into each glass using a strainer.
Optional: Garnish each glass with a slice of plum.
*Plum Reduction Ingredients and Instructions
3 plums, washed and pitted roughly diced
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Add all of the ingredients to medium sized saucepan and place over medium/high heat. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a low boil. Let boil for about 10 minutes and until soft and jam-like.
Remove from heat, and mash using a potato masher.
Using a seperate bowl and sieve, pour the mixture through the sieve into the bowl. Use a spatula to gently press the remaining bits through the sieve. Skins and pulp will remain unfiltered.
Let cool before adding to drink. This mixture can remain refrigerated for up to 5 days.
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Is there a fall drink you love to make? Let me know in a comment below!