Foodie Friday -- Margaritas

Summertime is just around the corner.

As I mentioned last week, I will be grilling various types of meat accompanied with a salad on the side for most of the summer.  

So what recipes can I possibly share?

Margaritas, of course!

These recipes will need to be tweaked according to your personal tastes (more/less lime, or more/less tequila, or more/less sweet), but they are a starting point.

**If you decide to use the “LIGHT” Margarita mix, then you might consider adding the juice from a lime. I found that the flavor tends to be a little too chalky and artificial tasting, and fresh lime juice masks that aftertaste. **  

For the most part, I use Jose Cuervo Gold tequila for my Margaritas. It’s not the low end, but it also isn’t 100% blue agave either. Since it is used in a mixed drink, I would hesitate to use Patron tequila, as this is more of a ‘sipping’ tequila.

Margarita (on the rocks)

Fill 12 oz. glass 7/8 full with crushed ice. Add 1 ½ jiggers of tequila, ½ jigger Triple Sec, and fill to the top with liquid Margarita mix (Jose Cuervo brand). Stir with straw.

Frozen Margaritas

1 can frozen limeade juice (Minute Maid 12 oz.)
1/3-1/2 can tequila (Cuervo Gold)
1/4 can Triple Sec
Liquid margarita mix (Jose Cuervo brand)
Crushed ice

Fill blender with crushed ice. Add frozen limeade, tequila, triple sec and enough margarita mix to fill 7 cup blender and blend until smooth. Adjust to taste.  

Dip rim of glass in frozen margarita mixture and then into coarse flaked salt. Fill glass with margarita. Enjoy!

Later, Peeps!

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