Guavarita Cocktail

by Laurel on September 3, 2013

My sister and mom make beach and seashell inspired jewelry for their small business called Mermaids Bejeweled. They sell their homemade pieces on Etsy, in local beach shops in Florida, and in jewelry shows and fairs.

This summer my sister made a special line of bracelets inspired by cocktails called Cocktail Couture. During one of my trips back home I had a chance to preview the jewelry and fell in love with her creative idea to make jewelry inspired by tropical beachy cocktails. I bought one of the bracelets to wear, and after checking out the cocktail recipes that inspired the jewelry, I thought it would be fun to feature one of the recipes here on LOHF.

I am always a supportive of indulging in a delicious dessert or cocktail, because if we don’t take the time to indulge and let go, a “healthy” lifestyle can quickly turn into a restrictive and stressful lifestyle. Nobody wants that!

So, before we get to the cocktail recipe, check out a few tips I have for enjoying healthier cocktails:

  • Add sparkling water or club soda in place of some of the liquor and/or juice to cut calories and sugar
  • Avoid adding sugary sodas and diet sodas
  • Opt for fresh squeezed juices, juices with out added sugar, and fresh fruit
  • Avoid store-bought mixers (such as sweet-n-sour mix or margarita mix) and use fresh citrus juices instead
  • Replace cream or milk in dessert cocktails with almond milk or coconut milk
  • Enjoy cocktails in moderation

Check out my sister’s Cocktail Couture bracelets on Etsy (scroll down for pictures) and enjoy the recipe below!

(makes 2 large or 3 medium cocktails)

Guavarita2 cups guava nectar or juice
3 shots of tequila
1 lime
One tray of ice cubes
1 handful fresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Pour the guava nectar/juice, tequila, and ice cubes into a blender. Cut the lime in half and then squeeze the juice into the blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with fresh basil leaves on top.

Guava Margarita Tiki Bar Bracelet
(by Mermaids Bejeweled)

Rose quartz nuggets
Guava colored crackle glass beads
Silver leaf dangle
Sterling silver

Cocktail Couture
Cocktail Couture
Cocktail Couture
Cocktail Couture

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