The weekend is here, the Seahawks beat the Panthers last Sunday and I just recently finished 2nd place in my all girls fantasy football league. That means there’s much to celebrate over the next few days and I’m looking forward to every moment of it! Now tell me, do you love football as much as I do? If so, who’s your team and who will you be cheering for this weekend? Since I’m a Washington gal it’s the Seahawks all day for me! I’m so thrilled that they made it to the NFC Championship game and one step closer to the Superbowl, as predicted!
Since today is “blue friday” (a day designated by our Mayor to honor our team by wearing hawk colors,) I’m showing some love to the hawks by sporting my ultra glittery football nails, and concocting a new bevvy inspired by the Seahawks and the 12th Man (aka the Seahawks fans). A light and refreshing homemade Melon & Mint Margarita, finished with blue paper straws from the Posh Shop, and a festive 12th Man flag. Color inspiration blue and green.
celebrate. defeat. rePete!
Melon & Mint Margaritas (12th Man)
Honeydew melon paired with tart lime, mint leaves, patron and cointreau. Refreshing, and lightly sweetened with no added sweeteners. Party perfect with rePete’s necessary!
2 cups fresh honeydew melon, cut into chunks or removed with a melon baller if you’re fancy like that.
1.5 ounces (1.5 shots) fresh squeezed lime juice
2 ounces (or 2 shots) premium tequila
4-6 mint leaves
a splash of cointreau
lime wedges for garnish
sea salt for the rim
Navy paper straws
12th Man flags (I simply made mine in photoshop using creating rectangles in Seahawk blue and adding the #12).
Place 2 cups of melon into the freezer and allow to chill for an hour
Once chilled and frozen, place in a blender with the next 4 ingredients.
Blend together until smooth.
While blending, rim each glass with the wedge of lime and dip into sea-salt.
Pour your blended margarita into each glass and garnish with lime.
For the paper straw flags, simply print your flags and cut them out, then wrap 1 piece of tape around the straw, leaving enough of an edge to adhere each 12th Man flag.
Place 1 in each melon margarita and enjoy!
This is a super simple and delish beverage option for your football parties this sunday. These could also be made for other teams by changing the fruit and paper straws, but I’m a hawks fan so I’m not even gonna go there.
Is it Sunday yet?!
Cheers and thanks as always for reading!
Nail color: Essie’s Lots of Lux + white decorating art pen for details.
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