Summertime 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
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.
- 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.
- Remove saucepan from the heat and let it steep for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture into a bowl. Ditch the mint leaves.
- Add remaining ingredients and cool to room temperature. Add a few dashes of Angostura Bitters for extra zing.
- 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!