Frozen Margaritas

I’ve got the perfect cocktail to celebrate the beginning of summer.

I am a wine or gin and tonic kind of girl. Margaritas? To be honest, it’s not really my drink of choice. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had some not so good versions. But I have three tips to make sure I (and you) have the best margarita (frozen or on the rocks) ever. My husband made it for me and he just seems to be better at bartending than me, so maybe that’s a sort of fourth tip?

One, use good liquor. This doesn’t mean $200 magical tequila harvested by special trained donkeys. It mostly just means not the $6 bottle that doubles as paint thinner. I used Jose Cuervo Especial and Cointreau. Two, use fresh lime juice. Seriously. And three, have a good sweet to sour ratio, like in this recipe. If you are trying to avoid sugar, have a different drink. Without it, the limes will try their hardest to burn a hole right through your tummy.

I found myself drinking this frozen margarita quickly because it was so delicious and because I was trying to keep up with the melting slushiness. There are worst problems to have. Like where were my nachos? 😉

Frozen Margaritas Recipe
(Makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila (I used Jose Cuervo Especial.)
  • 1/4 cup orange liquor (I used Cointreau.)
  • 4 cups of ice, or more depending on how thick you prefer it
  • course salt

Directions:

  1. To make a simple syrup, boil the water, then add the sugar, stir until the sugar is gone and set it aside.
  2. In a blender, add the lime juice, tequila, orange liquor, ice and simple syrup, and blend until you get a slushy consistency.
  3. Place some course salt in a shallow dish.
  4. Moisten the rim of each glass with lime juice and then slide the glass around in the salt dish to coat the it.
  5. Pour the mixed drink into the glass.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lime for style points.

Adapted from: Real Housemoms

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