Breakfast Margarita

The time off while Smak was in redesign was both refreshing and incredibly weird. The timing could not have been more perfect - work has been insane with advertising and promotion starting for the Kid's Choice Awards that are airing later this month. Late nights and long days have been a commonplace over the last few weeks. But what I loved most about the slight influx of free-time (not sure this is the correct word choice) is that I was able to catch up on some of my own blog reading.

Most of the inspiration that I get comes from other bloggers online - food, fashion, travel - I read it all.

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Yummertime. Brock + Chris. San Francisco. These guys are great - I've been following their site for a while now. As I was sitting reading their blog for hours the other week, I fell upon the holy grail of cocktails - the breakfast marg.

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I am a sucker for a good Bloody Mary, even a mimosa from time to time, but when life hands you limes, you better break out the tequila and make yourself a breakfast margarita!

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| Breakfast Margarita |

2 oz tequila 1 spoonful of apricot jam 3/4 oz lime juice 1/4 oz agave nectar

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake hard, and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge, an apricot wedge, and  a sprig of mint for garnish (all of which I failed to do...I just wanted to start drinking).

Buzzfeed: What a Cup of Tea Looks Like

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Admittedly I am more of a coffee guy, myself, but every once in a while a nice cup of tea really hits the spot. From time to time, I find myself going for a cup of decaffeinated tea in the afternoon in an attempt to curb my caffeine addiction.

Articles like this one from Buzzfeed have been running rampant across the internet in the past year, but I love getting a little peak at what the rest of the world does when it comes to food and beverages. Take a look at this article and see what a cut of tea looks like in 22 different countries.

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