Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'll Have a Tequila Sunrise...

Coming of age while living in Ft. Lauderdale - I certainly have had my share of Tequila Sunrise.  Every tiki hut, beach bar, pool bar, patio bar, club - claimed they made the best Tequila Sunrise.  Served in fancy glasses, hurricane glasses, tall glasses, plastic glasses, thermos cups... you name it.  But the secret, the real key to a perfect Tequila Sunrise is to serve it in a tall, plain glass - no cherry, no umbrella, no froo froo - just ice  - so after it's poured, you can witness the colors slowly run,  pulling red into orange, into clear - settling at the bottom  - like a beautiful watercolor painting.
Oranges, yellows, pinks, reds - Tequila Sunrise Colors,
Indian Summer Colors, California Sunset Colors -
all represented quite nicely in my fabric stash - and begging to made into modern quilt blocks.  Looking at them as they are piling up - makes me happy  (and thirsty!)

What I'm going to do with them - I'm not exactly sure.  A quilt, a wall hanging, patio table placemats??? Not sure yet.  The only thing I AM sure of..... I'm gonna make some  more!

OH!  and in case you're interested THIS is how you make the perfect 
TEQUILA SUNRISE....

A Tequila Sunrise can be made  two different ways, the original and MY favorite - is made with  tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and a spritz of soda water.  The  more popular concoction and home version, is made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup.

Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel,
(I never knew that) the
cocktail is named for the way it looks after
it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a delicious sunrise.   Kinda like these blocks here.

I think I'll have another!

8 comments:

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Yummy shades! I'll be right over for cocktail hour.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Cathie, the quilt is going to be wonderful and I love the allusion to Tequila Sunrise!

Coincidentally, a contestant when asked (on a TV quiz show this evening) "Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II was credited with introducing what beverage to this country?' replied - hesitantly - 'Tequila Sunrise?' Te,he,he. :D

The correct answer was tea. x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yummy colors! I could see these as a summer patio table cover--with plastic over it of course!

Mary said...

Yum. And those blocks are...HOT! Gorgeous colors.

Ophelia said...

This makes me want to jump right in!!!

Deborah said...

Great colors!

libbyquilter said...

oooooooooohhh yes~!~
it's only ten a.m. and i sure wouldn't mind having one~!~ after all it is called a Tequila Sunrise . . . what a way to start the day~!!~ lol

your blocks perfectly capture the colors and fun of summer and all that comes with it~!~

:-)
libbyQ

Pursuing Art... said...

Gorgeous tequila sunrise fabrics...love those colors together! And the tequila sunrise...yummy! Cheers!!! ;-)

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