Thirsty Thursday: Frozen Cantaloupe Margaritas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen cantaloupe chunks (freeze chunks for at least 1-2 hours)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup sliver tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave or honey, to taste
  • salt, for the rims (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Slice a thin piece of rind off both ends of cantaloupe so that it can stand upright. Cut in half horizontally and remove seeds. Scoop out flesh and set aside, save cantaloupe halves.

    2. In a blender, combine the cantaloupe, coconut milk, tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and agave, pulse until smooth. If needed, add ice to get a slushy consistency. Divide between cantaloupe bowls (halves) and drink!

Thirsty Thursday: Frozen Raspberry Peach Sangria Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of red wine (pinot noir)
  • ⅓ cup brandy
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender, mix until smooth and serve.

Thirsty Thursday: Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen unsweetened mango
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup grand marnier
  • juices of 3 limes
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • garnish the rim with chili lime seasoning (optional)

Instructions

  1. To a blender add, frozen mangos, ice cubes, tequila, orange juice, grand marnier, lime juice, and agave nectar. Blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
  2. To coat the rim of the glass. Add chili lime seasoning to a plate. Take a lime wedge and go around the rim to cover with lime juice then gently dab the lime rimmed glass in the seasoning. Pour mango margarita in glass and garnish with a lime. Serve!

Facebook Unveils 2014’s Most Popular Topics

Social media leviathan Facebook has published its 2014 Year In Review, revealing the most popular trending topics on the all-encompassing social network. The popular news stories, songs, athletes, entertainers, movies, TV series and the Ice Bucket Challenges are all included, giving insight into what was on everyones lips (/keyboards) over the course of the year. Check out the full list below.

Top Global Topics 2014

1. World Cup 2014
2. Ebola virus outbreak
3. Brazilian Elections
4. Robin Williams‘ Death
5. Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Israeli invasion of Gaza
7. Malaysia Airlines MH370
8. The Super Bowl
9. Michael Brown’s Death / Ferguson Riots
10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Checked-In Places in the U.S.

1. Disney Parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure etc.)
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
3. Times Square
4. Yosemite National Park
5. Grand Canyon National Park
6. Yellowstone National Park
7. Yankee Stadium
8. Las Vegas Strip
9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
10. Madison Square Garden

Most Talked-About Athletes in the U.S.

1. LeBron James
2. Derek Jeter
3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
4. Lionel Messi
5. Peyton Manning
6. Carmelo Anthony
7. Tim Howard
8. Luis Suarez
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the U.S.

1. Beyoncé
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
8. Pitbull
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV shows in the U.S.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Orange is the New Black
3. The Walking Dead
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Downton Abbey
6. American Horror Story
7. Sons of Anarchy
8. True Detective
9. How I Met Your Mother
10. Scandal

Most Talked-About Movies in the U.S.

1. Frozen
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Maleficent
5. The Lego Movie
6. The Fault in Our Stars
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
8. Gone Girl
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
10. The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the U.S.

1. “Happy” – Pharrell
2. “All of Me” – John Legend
3. “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith
4. “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5. “Let It Go” (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
6. “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z
7. “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
8. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
9. “Rude” – Magic!
10. “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Most Viewed Ice Bucket Challenge Videos in the U.S.

1. George W. Bush
2. Will Smith
3. Shakira
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. David Beckham
6. Lady Gaga
7. Steve-O
8. Bill Gates
9. Verne J. Troyer
10. Prince Royce