Apple Horchata Margarita with Envy™ Apples

disclaimer: thanks to my relationship with Envy™ apples and the Tampa Bay Bloggers, this post & recipe is sponsored. all opinions are my own. 

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Apple Horchata Margarita with Envy Apples
A Horchata Margarita is one of my favorites at my regular spot in Epcot - since I have always wanted to make my own horchata, I knew adding Envy™apples would just make it even better!
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 hour
Passive Time 8 hours
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Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 1 hour
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add 2 cups of water, rice, 3 apples (cut & cubed) and cinnamon sticks. Blend away! Add your last 2 cups of water and blend. 
  2. Set aside to sit & soak for 8 hours at room temperature. This is when the magic happens!
  3. Using your other Envy™apple, quarter it then slice thinly. In a small container, add your apple slices (these will be garnish for your finished product) and 4 oz of tequila. Allow to sit overnight with your Horchata.
  4. After 8 hours - time to strain! Not gonna lie, this was quite a task due the apples being like sponges after their soak. Here is what worked best for me: first, strain with a normal strainer. This should allow majority of the reminents to be left behind. Next, using a cheese cloth, strain your horchata again - you may need to get dirty and squeeze the liquid out of the cheese cloth - I had to!
  5. Stir in your vanilla, milk and some cinnamon or cinnamon sugar. And voila! Your apple horchata is complete - to enjoy with everyone, serve over ice and Salud! To enjoy with a few adults, keep reading.
  6. To enjoy my true purpose of this recipe, in an 8 oz cup, add 1-2 oz of tequila over ice, top off with your Horchata, add a couple of the apple slivers (that have been soaking in tequila) to garnish and top with a dash of cinnamon. Now - that's a salud!
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Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

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Up Your Veggies with Sprouts #livinontheveg

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Veggie Pasta Salad
With the challenge to up my veggies, I remade my Dad's famous (yet simple & delicious) pasta salad thanks to knowledge from Sprouts. #livinontheveg
Cuisine Salads
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Cuisine Salads
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, cook both of your boxes of pasta; I made mine with two boxes since I knew I would want plenty of leftovers. The box suggests to run cold water over your pasta once it is strained & cooked - this does help with the consistency of the pasta.
  2. While your pasta is cooking; cut your veggies! I cut my cucumbers into quarters and my peppers into thick, small slivers. Sounds silly, but think of a size that will be easy to get with your fork.
  3. Once your pasta is cooked, place in refridgerator to cool.
  4. Open beans & rinse.
  5. Combine your ingredients, stir gently, add in desired dressing and salt & pepper for taste. Mix your ingredients gingerly, sustitute pasta is much more fragile that your typical grain pasta.
Recipe Notes

*don't be afraid with the dressing! I was afraid to use too much, but after one day in the refrigerator, I did add more since the pasta & veggies did absorb some of the deliciousness.

**random - pasta salad is always better on the second day! #livinontheveg

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