Wendy Osburn welcomed us to her beautiful home and garden in North Preston Lakes. We were greeted with a freshly made Blackberry Margarita, created with ingredients taken from her garden. Wendy and her husband, Kelly, have lived in Celina for 16 years. They are parents to daughter Victoria, a territorial manager for Goose Head insurance, son Luke, a graduate of the Citadel and an Air Force pilot stationed in Tampa, and son Jake, a junior at TAMU studying International Studies. Wendy is the Agriculture Advisor for Gunter ISD. She teaches Horticulture, Landscape Design and Turf Management, Floral, & Advanced Floral. Her other duties include overseeing the rabbits and chickens, coaching the Floral Team and managing the Tiger Floral Classroom Shop.
Wendy shares with us her famous Blackberry Margarita Recipe:
2 - 1 - 1
2 parts Tequila
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
1 part simple syrup
1 handful of fresh blackberries
1 sprig of fresh mint
lime slice and blackberries for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint with the simple syrup and then muddle until the blackberries and mint are well-pulverized in the syrup.
Add in the tequila, lime juice, and a handful of ice. Place the top on the shaker.
Strain and serve with blackberries and lime for garnish.