A few things prompted this post today. First, it’s hot and I spent the morning at the pool with the little one. And second, I haven’t had a real frozen margarita since October and that’s not ok! That’s almost 9 whole months. But the best news, is there’s an end in sight. If little Joelle doesn’t make her spontaneous appearance before July 6th, I’m scheduled for an intervention either induction or c-section. So that gives me a week at the most to wait. I told Dave to fire up the blender and get these in the freezer so they will be ready for me when I get home.
I thought I would share with you our recipe for these sinful margaritas because I’ve talked about them a few times on this blog. Actually, I can’t take any of the credit for the creation of the recipe. All that credit goes to my step dad. As I understand the story, he was a poor college student without a blender and wanted to develop a recipe for a frozen margarita. It has since evolved to use a blender but the ingredients remain the same.
Our family is known for these margaritas. Any time we host a party, they are there. Any time I go to my mom’s house, she usually has a batch in the freezer and it’s rare if she doesn’t. I’ve taken them to many parties and have shared the recipe many times. The problem with these drinks is that they are so good yet very potent you have to be careful when drinking them. You don’t have to drink many to feel their effects.
Disclaimer: I toyed with whether or not to post this recipe as this is a healthy living blog but I’ve said it before: everything in moderation. These included. As with all alcoholic drinks, you have to know your limit. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The Best Frozen Margarita Ever
- 12 oz tequila
- 6 oz triple sec
- 12 oz light beer, Mexican style is best
- 1 can of frozen limeade concentrate
- 1 packet of Crystal Light, lemonade flavor
- Enough ice for blending
- These make a gallon so you need a container to hold it, like an empty gallon juice plastic jug (that’s what we use)
- Combine all liquids together ensuring the limeade is partially to completely thawed.
- Add about 1/3 of the liquid to the blender with enough ice to make the right consistency. Blend.
- Continue until all the liquid has been blended with ice.
- Combine the batches in your gallon container and shake together
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer for a thicker consistency.
Note: You can change the flavor of these to make them fruity by adding your favorite frozen fruits. We’ve done strawberry, peach, and mango. You can also try other flavors of Crystal Light to change the flavor as well.
Thanks to www.verifiedmom.com for the summer writing prompt 🙂