margarita ingredients

The sun is shining, it’s officially grilling season, and I celebrated my birthday this week. What better excuse for a nice icy drink?  So: let’s make margaritas! Come one, we’ll even put fresh fruit in it and pretend it’s good for us. Happy weekend, everyone!

cantalope margartia

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups cantaloupe, cubed (about one large cantaloupe)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • 4 oz tequila (or more if you’re feeling feisty)

Directions:

  • Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar into simmering water and stirring until sugar is desolved
  • Blend cantaloupe, mint, lime juice and lime zest in a blender
  • Stir in tequila and simple syrup
  • Place mixture in the freezer until it turns slushy, at least two hours

Notes:

  • Buy extra cantaloupes. I made a triple batch and they went fast.
  • I froze the batch I made in a large lidded container that I usually keep cookies in. I popped it in the fridge about an hour before the party and it was nice and icy, but not quite drinkable. I threw it back in the blender with a splash more of tequila to get the right consistency. Perfect!
  • If you aren’t  into alcohol, I think this would be pretty tasty with double the amount of Sprite in place of the tequila. You’re just going to want to freeze it for a shorter period of time.
  • Recipe via Self Magazine
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About Ginny

Nerd. Dog Snuggler. Intrepid Social Worker. Lover of Delicious Things.

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