Friday, July 9, 2010

happy friday!

After years of not having these margaritas (due to either being pregnant or nursing from basically '04 through late 2009) I finally mixed up a batch. They are as delicious as I remembered.
If you would like to make some here is what you do. This is not a smoothly blended restaurant style margarita. This is a fun, summery recipe I got from a friend years ago when I was living in Wichita. Take a 12 ounce can of limeade and leave it out on the counter for awhile so it gets melty (so it is easy to blend with the liquids). Pour it into a gallon sized freezer bag. Now you will use that same can for measuring the other ingredients. Into the freezer bag, pour in 3 cans water, 1/2 a can triple sec, and 1/2 a can or up to a full can of tequila.
Blend, double bag, and place in the freezer overnight (or basically 24 hours--it takes a long time to set up). To serve, spoon into glasses. We like ours with salt and a lemon wedge.
These start out very icy and at first you will just be trying to catch some of the delicious ice shards into your mouth. On a hot day, very soon the concoction will become more melty and drinkable. I love doing the margaritas this way--so easy, and with storing them in the freezer like this they are ready to serve at a moment's notice. Happy weekending everyone!

11 comments:

Joy said...

Ooh, yum! What a great idea. I had margaritas on the 4th of July for the first time since last summer and they were delicious, although not frozen. These look devine. :)

Kelly and Kelly said...

Yum, that sounds fantastic. Unfortunately I'll have to wait a few more weeks (at least) as I am pregnant (and feel like I have been since 2005 though there have been some breaks!).

kristen said...

Thanks for this! Up here in Seattle, we've been have 98 degree weather (finally!!) so this will be perfect!

Chris said...

perfect for the humid weather here in ausria at the moment - and i love that you don't need a blender or anything! i can't wait to try these!

Dawn said...

That looks so good!! I have been wanting to make some lemon basil mojitos, I had one out the other night at dinner (big treat!) and have been thinking of making one at home ever since :)

Happy weekending to you too!

Maiz Connolly said...

Oh wow, that looks good! I haven't had one in years (for the same reasons!), but soon...

Jacqui, Ali, Jarrah and Ned said...

We don't get Minute Maid in Australia but is it just a 100% lime juice? I can't wait to have a freezer full of these!!!

Mary Beth said...

Jacqui--no, I wouldn't try this with 100% lime juice. The Minute Maid product shown is a frozen "limeade" concentrate. It's very syrupy sweet and you dilute it with water to reconstitute it. Do you have anything like that in Australia? It would be with the orange juice concentrate.

Andrea said...

Yum! I want to hang out at your house on Friday night!

Melissa said...

I have a bag of this setting up in the freezer right now and I absolutely can not wait until tomorrow to try it!

Gift of Green said...

Um...going to the store to get these ingredients right now!!! YUM!