We might have a tiny backyard, but it’s green and shady in the afternoons and evenings. As soon the weather warms up, we eat all our meals outside. I love to entertain outside, when you house is small, like ours, our backyard is another big room to hosting guests.
If you are going to have folks over then, fun drinks are a must. My family might agree that this might just be the best mocktail recipe I’ve come up with. Virgin Grapefruit Jalapeno Lime Margaritas are sweet and spicy and so very very refreshing.
Virgin Grapefruit Jalapeno Lime Margaritas
- 6 cups grapefruit juice
- Jalapeno Lime Simple Sryup (see recipe below)
- raw sugar and lime zest
- lime wedges
- thin slices of jalapeno
In a large pitcher with lots of ice, mix the grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Rim the glasses with raw sugar and lime zest. Garnish with limes and jalapeno slices.
Jalapeno Lime Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- juice of 5 limes plus enough water to make 1 cup
- zest of 5 limes
- 1 jalapeno sliced
Bring the ingredients to a boil and boil one minute. Pour into an airtight container and chill.
I set this pretty outdoor table with beautiful dishes from Pier 1. These melamine plates are pretty enough to use inside.
Setting a colorful table outside is easy with Pier 1’s outdoor collections. I used pretty grey dinner plates, fun bubbly glasses, bright green napkins and simple napkin rings made with wooden and painted beads. I kept the table center simple with a large lantern and some green leaves from my yard.
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