The temperature keeps rising and I find myself only wanting to make frozen drinks around here. Central AC is something I dream of one day having but for right now the bedroom is the only room that's tolerable. So if I'm in the kitchen the drinks have got to be COLD! Plus, frozen drinks are super easy to make. You put all your ingredients in a pitcher and then let the blender do the work for you. No shaking or stirring, which also means less sweating. The result at the end? Mountains of icy-cold slushy goodness. Is your mouth watering? I've made a pretty simple variation on a tommy's margarita (tequila, lime, and agave) and added fresh watermelon for a fruity and more refreshing summer version.
Frozen Watermelon Margarita
2 oz. Blanco Tequila (I used Omeca Altos)
1 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
4-5 pieces of fresh watermelon
mint for garnish
Add all your ingredients to your blender pitcher, add ice (about a cup), and blend on smoothie setting. I love margaritas with salt, so don't forget to salt the rims of your glasses and be generous! Garnish with a sprig of mint for fragrance and for pretties!
Boom - it's that easy! Now you can relax and enjoy the frosty, fruity goodness of this cocktail. It's so good you can eat it with a spoon like sorbet and forget about the straw. Margaritas are such a versatile and simple cocktail you can basically make it with whatever fruit and herbs your heart desires. Depending on what you make it with it can be seasonally appropriate anytime of year. They also go perfectly in the company of tacos, a match made in heaven. I think next to my Avocado Margarita that I did for A Beautiful Mess, this watermelon version is up there on my list of favorites. It cooled me off and is the perfect summer time drink. Hope you're all enjoying your summer. What have you been drinking at home? :)