It’s National Cocktail Day!
Although it’s still pretty chilly (38* F) in Connecticut, I want to share my easy to make Frozen Margaritas. They are so simple, great to make ahead for a large party and sure are a crowd-pleaser.
We discovered this idea years ago at my college graduation party when we wanted to serve margaritas, but realized that they were not ideal for a large crowd since we only owned one blender, and it would require the host to make several pitchers (and sit inside missing out on all the fun). The solution was to make the Margaritas ahead of time and freeze them until the party!
You can make these Margaritas several days before your get- together. Just fill up a glass mason jar halfway with the Margaritas, freeze and serve! The mason jars serve as glasses and you can leave the lids on and display them in a galvanized bucket or tub. Just have your guests add seltzer water, a slice of fresh lime and a straw!
What you will need:
- A blender
- Triple Sec
- Frozen Limeade (concentrate)
- Pitcher, glasses or mason jars to serve in
- Seltzer water (unflavored)
- Fresh limes (for garnish)
Empty the limeade concentrate into your blender. I prefer the Minute Maid Limeade, but any brand will do. You will use the empty container as a measuring cup for your alcoholic ingredients. Add one container full of tequila and 1/2 container full of triple sec to the blender. Fill to the top with ice and blend until smooth.
Pour HALF serving into a glass (mason jar, or pitcher) and MAKE SURE to add seltzer water into them (otherwise these Margaritas will knock you on your behind- they will be STRONG).
I love serving them in mason jars with paper straws and a slice of lime. They freeze well to make in advance for parties and get-togethers (summer parties anyone?)