Frozen Margaritas, Anyone?

frozen mint margaritasSummertime is all about the good life. That means playing outside and having plenty of access to icy-cold, tasty beverages -- Frozen Margaritas, anyone?  If you're looking for a fun take on the traditional margarita, we thought we'd share this recipe from myrecipes.com to get your outdoor parties started. Frozen Mint Margaritas

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 cup mint leaves (packed) 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (4 limes) 3/4 cup Tequila (divided 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup) 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (or an orange flavored liqueur) Angostura Bitters for dashing (optional)

ACCOUTREMENT: Six stylish, hard-to-spill, Stemless Martini glasses from our Simon Pearce glassware collection.

Simon Pearce Cavendish Stemless Martini

MIX-IT-UP:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine water, sugar, and mint. Cook for approximately three minutes over medium heat, or until bubbles form around the edges of the pan.
  2. Remove saucepan from the heat and let it steep for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture into a bowl. Ditch the mint leaves.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cool to room temperature. Add a few dashes of Angostura Bitters for extra zing.
  4. Pour mixture into a gallon-size freezer bag and freeze. The alcohol will separate, making it easy to mix it come serving time.

This recipe makes six, 2/3 cup, servings so you might want to double or triple it. Enjoy!