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thirsty thursday: battle of the margaritas

Posted on April 26th, 2012  |  4 Comments

Summer’s a coming, if the weather didn’t clue you in, Cinco de Mayo is a clear sign!

This time of year calls for leisure, splendor, relaxation, vacation, and Margaritas.

‘Tis also time for fresh fruits, grilling and parties.

(light clicks) I think I just got me an idea. 

Bet you can’t guess.

Battle of the Ritas! {Margaritas!}

This was so much fun, quite tasty and super easy with a few fruits and my handy dandy vitamix.

We went Cadillac style, sorry drink mix, you’re not welcome in my home. Basic ingredients included: tequila, Cointreau, and lime with a splash of Grand Marnier.

And the fruit of course.

Competitors:

Cucumber, Pineapple, Kiwi

Verdict:

Pineapple was WAY too acidic/tart on its own, but mellowed nicely when combined with the other fruits.

Kiwi was tasty solo, but we all preferred it with the cucumber.

And the cucumber.. I mean seriously, talk about Summer in your mouth. Putting cucumber in your drinks pretty much guarantees clean, crisp, refreshing flavor.

And that ladies and gents, is precisely what a cucumber Margarita is. With a ‘lil kick of course.

It was also the clear winner of the night and the only recipe I wrote down. :)

Enjoy!

~l

{Sidenote:} I’m usually a fan of ritas on the rocks, but the blender was necessary to include the fruits so ‘frozen margaritas’ it was. Using minimal ice, they were chilled with just the right amount of slushie factor. Not a DQ Mr. Misty (shoutout to my DQ girls!) but not a Slurpee either. I’d say this version could please both the frozen and rocks drinkers, but just adjust ice accordingly.

margaritas

by lafig

Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

Ingredients (3 servings)

  • 6 oz tequila
  • 2.5 oz Cointreau
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 3 cups cubed ice (from a typical ice tray, smaller ice would call for less)
  • 1.5 cucumbers
  • 3 tsp Grand Marnier

Instructions

Everything goes into the vitamix/blender except for the Grand Mariner.

Blend until desired smoothness (more ice means a thicker, more frozen the drink. Less ice makes it more ‘on the rocks’ style.)

Serve in salt or sugar rimmed glasses (optional) give each Margarita a splash of Grand Mariner and garnish with lime.

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4 Responses

  1. Callie says:

    These look awesome! Just pinned the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stacey says:

    Is it the juice of 3 limes and did you peel & seed the cucumber? Thanks! These look delicious!

    • lafig says:

      Yes, its the juice of the limes, and no I didn’t peel or seed the cucumber, but I used organic, if not I would peel it, but its totally optional. Enjoy!

  3. Scott says:

    Wow, your glasses are so cool :)

    I love the idea of using the vitamix – but I’m set on using pineapple and I’m curious as to what other fruits you would recommend?

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