Friday, February 13, 2009
By now, everyone knows about the big 100th Post Celebration that Debbie of Talking Trash is throwing! It is the party of all parties! I hate to show up for a party empty handed. But what hostess gift to bring? One thing that every Texas party needs is a great frozen margarita! So today, in Debbie's honor, I share with you my very easy margarita recipe. For your convenience, I have created a PDF file that you can download and print by clicking here.
These are real easy, refreshing and not overly sweet. This recipe makes about four pretty good sized margaritas like the one pictured above. I recommend just using the cardboard can from the frozen limeade to measure everything else.
Mix the following in a pitcher:
One 6 ounce can of frozen limeade.
6 ounces 7-up or Sprite
6 ounces of high quality tequila. My favorites are Cabo Wabo or Tarantula Azul.
3 ounces Cointreau. You can use Grand Marnier in a pinch.
If you’re making them in the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction maker, use the above for the concentrate and you can make them one, two or three glasses at a time. If you’re making them in a blender, fill the blender with crushed ice and then pour the above mixture over the top and blend.
Dress it up with fresh limes. For two drinks, I like to slice a lime crossways in four slices. I use the two heels to wet the rim of the glasses so that the salt will stick. The two center slices are used to garnish the edge of the glass. Positive presentation is key!
OK, back to the party!!
I looked around my house to find something I could dress up for the party. I decided to follow Cher's lead and use a critter. This guy seemed like the best candidate. He has a big neck!
Does he look like he's ready to party? He's not a great dancer... four left hooves! And he doesn't have a name like George Cooney or Squirrelly MacLaine. Maybe you could help me come up with one? Any suggestions?
Naturally, I'll be spending most of my evening with the love of my life.
And after seeing her smile...Can you blame me?!!!!