Lemons, Limes, and Alcohol!

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Nothing quite says summertime like some tangy citrus desserts and a blended alcoholic drink after a lovely barbeque. Here are some lovely recipes I’ve added to my collection (most from the Food Network…yes, I am addicted!)

Key Lime Pie   kicked up Emeril style!

(1-1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs is about one package, and 20-25 key limes is enough juice for a cup. Don’t put the lime zest on unless you’re serving it immediately, or it will turn an ugly greenish-brown color. I always add a few drops of green food color to my key lime mixture to give it some color.)

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars  by the amazing Tyler Florence

(I use frozen blueberries since fresh ones never last longer than a day at my house.)

Citrus Semifreddo  Give Giada some limoncello and some amaretti cookies, and you know it’s going to be amazing!

Picture of Citrus Semifreddo Recipe

Frozen Margaritas   I’ve modified a recipe I found online to my liking, I’ll warn you, these pack a pucker! (This makes 3-4 drinks.)

Ice

4 oz  Frozen Limeade

8 oz  Frozen Mixed Berries

6 oz  Tequila

4 oz  Triple Sec

Lime Juice

Sugar

Lime wedges

Fill your blender with ice and crush it up (or start with crushed ice if you have a fancier fridge than me). Add liquor and blend, then add the berries and limeade and blend until smooth.

Put lime juice on a plate, and sugar on another plate. Dip the rim of your glass in the lime juice, then into the sugar. Pour the margarita into the glass, and top with a lime wedge. Enjoy!!

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