Peach Margarita Parfaits : Girls Night In

Summer has arrived and there’s nothing better than spending a night out on the patio with your girls.  I’ve partnered up with Sauza® Tequila to bring you a new summer recipe and some inspiring ideas for a fabulous Girls’ Night In!

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Being a Texas girl at heart, I know a thing or two about margaritas!  An evening spent in the company of my girl friends, enjoying fresh tex-mex and margaritas sounds like heaven to me.  Now that we’re in Florida, I’m loving the idea of a get together out on the patio relaxing by the pool.  Lights twinkling, friends chatting and sparkling margaritas flowing.  So when given the opportunity to plan a Girls’ Night In and try out Sauza’s new Sparkling Margaritas… I jumped at the chance.  And of course, my party-planning mind starts with the dessert.  A refreshing dessert with a little extra kick!

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Airy angel food cake with just a slight hint of lime is paired with whipped cream and fresh summer peaches.  But not just any peaches.  Fresh peaches soaked in Mango Peach Sparkling Margarita.  Oh my sweet margaritas.  It’s the best of all worlds.  Dessert and cocktail in one tall glass.

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PEACH MARGARITA PARFAITS
a recipe by Carrie Sellman
{makes 8 large parfaits}

 

FOR THE MARGARITA SOAKED PEACHES

12 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 cup Sauza® Sparkling Margarita in Mango Peach

Peel, pit and chop peaches.  Place into a bowl and top with sparkling margarita.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours while preparing the cake.

 

FOR THE LIME ANGEL FOOD CAKE

2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups sifted cake flour
12 egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon lime juice
zest of two limes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse sugar until it is superfine.  Roughly two minutes on low.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with flour and sift together four times.  Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer filled with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites, salt and cream of tarter until medium firm peaks.
  5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups sugar over egg whites with mixer running.  Mix until thick and shiny.
  6. Add lime juice and zest.  Mix several additional minutes until very thick.  Remove bowl from stand mixer.  Scrape down whisk attachment, removing all egg whites and zest.
  7. Sprinkle 1/4 of flour mixture into bowl and gently fold into egg whites using a clean rubber spatula.  Repeat until all flour has been added.
  8. Spoon batter into a very clean, ungreased 10 inch tube pan.  Smooth with spatula.
  9. Bake 40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.  Invert pan upside down to cool.

 

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM

32 ounces heavy whipping cream
8 tablespoons sugar

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk cream and sugar until you have stiff peaks.

 

TO ASSEMBLE THE PARFAITS

Once cake has cooled, cut into small bite-sized cubes.  In a large serving glass, layer cake cubes and top with a layer of peaches followed by a layer of whipped cream.  Repeat with another layer of cake, peaches and cream.  Top with a skewered peach slice and key lime, if desired.  Serve and enjoy!

Girls' Night Inspiration  |  TheCakeBlog.com

Now that we have dessert covered, let’s talk about the rest of our Girls’ Night In!  I love the idea of offering a selection of mini appetizers to guests out on the patio.  Grab and go bites let the girls sample a little bit of everything without the heaviness of a full meal.  It’s summer and it’s hot out there!  Plus, small portable portions encourage mingling.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • These DIY Watercolor Tags would be perfect for food labels on the buffet table.  Learn how to make them HERE on Eat Drink Chic.
  • Fajita skewers offer the flavor of traditional fajitas but with great party-food style.  Plus they’re easy to manage.  Get the recipe HERE on Little Leopard Book.
  • Goat Cheese-Stuffed Peppers with Honey and Bacon are a grown up version of jalapeno poppers and just sound incredible.  Get the recipe HERE on Foodie Bride.
  • Frozen lemons cups are an adorable way to serve up sorbet.  Bright and refreshing on a hot summer night.  Add wooden spoons to serve.
  • Tie strips of fabric on wooden skewers to make whimsical flag sticks for your sparkling margaritas.  Add a slice of lime or fresh fruit for an extra touch.  (image via Snippet & Ink)
  • A roasted corn and black bean salsa works as a fresh side dish or fajita topping.  Plus it’s great for chip dipping.  Get the recipe HERE on Eat Yourself Skinny.
  • Twinkle lights strung around the yard add a soft glow once the sun starts to go down.  Why not throw in a few paper lanterns as well!

If you’re ready to get the party started, you can find more Girls’ Night inspiration on my Pinterest board HERE.  And of course, on Sauza® boards HERE.

 

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita Sauza® Sparkling Margarita is our brand new, ready-to-serve sparkling margarita. It’s available in three delicious flavors: Original Lime, Mango Peach and Wild Berry. Now you can add a little more sparkle to your ladies’ night. Connect with us here: http://facebook.com/SauzaMargaritas.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sauza® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sauza®.

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured on TLC, DIY Network, The Cooking Channel, Glamour and more.

Comments

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    says

    Oh my goodness, yum! Might need to make a version of this for an upcoming dinner party. Unfortunately no margarita for this mom-to-be…but it looks pretty and – most importantly – delicious enough to make up for it!

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