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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Red and Green...Margaritas

I don't know what it is about a Margarita that makes it such a quintessential summer drink. I guess the frostiness and the fruitiness -- I almost never want one in the winter. This summer my husband and I have been enjoying red and green -- he goes for the tartness of the lime margarita and I enjoy a strawberry -- with just a hint of tang. They are so easy to prepare -- it just takes a minute and you have a cool fresh drink in your glass. The basic ingredients are Rose's lime juice, silver tequila, and triple sec or orange liqueur.  Add five strawberries for the strawberry version. Just keep the ingredients on-hand and you'll always have the makings of a frozen summer beverage.

The key to the quick fixings and quick clean-up for me is the use of an immersion blender. You can certainly use a standard blender, but the immersion blender and the cup that comes with it is really all you need. It makes it super fast to make (less than 15 seconds of blending) and super fast clean up -- just drop the blade end and the blender cup in soapy dishwater.

One Minute Frozen Margarita (Optional Strawberry)
serves one

2 ounces Silver Tequila
1.5 ounces triple sec or orange liqueur
2 ounces Rose's lime juice

Fill the immersion blender cup (or standard blender) with 1 cup crushed ice. Add alcohol and lime juice. Using the immersion blender (or standard blender) blend for about 15 seconds until ice is completely blended (may take longer in a standard blender).

For strawberry version, reduce lime juice to1/2 ounce and add 5 whole large strawberries (washed and leaves removed) and 2 T. simple syrup.

Pour into margarita glass. If salt or sugar (for strawberry variety) is desired, rub edge of glass with a juicy lime slice, and dip glass upside down in a dish of coarse salt or sugar.

Simple Syrup: 1cup sugar, 1 cup water: In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, a couple minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Store int he fridge for up to a month and use in other cold beverages like iced tea.


Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

Can you believe I have never had a margarita?

scmom (Barbara) said...

No, I can't. Especially considering where you live! Wish I could deliver one to you (after your cupcake is born!)

Mary said...

I'll take a strawberry one, please, and those cute glasses as well!

Christal said...

It isn't even noon yet and my mouth is watering. Perhaps it's your description?

Sara said...

I've never had one either!