Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Whole Fruit Margaritas

Hello everyone, and welcome to my inaugural Thirsty Thursday blog post!  Thank you to everyone who voiced their feedback regarding Thirsty Thursday on Facebook.  I'm glad to hear that you were interested!  As I had mentioned before (here), this is The Summer of the Cocktail.  Accordingly, a smallish group has been meeting pretty regularly to enjoy cocktails, snacks, and good company.  This was the drink prepared for last week's gathering.

Prepared by Sarah and Angela, from a recipe originally found in a Vitamix recipe book.  Recipe makes 1 pitcher.

You'll need: 

1/4 cup water
6-8 oz tequila
2 oz Gran Marnier or Triple Sec
1 orange, peeled and halved
1 lime, peeled and halved
1 lemon, peeled and halved
6 tbs granulated sugar
6 cups ice cubes

Add the ingredients, in the order listed, to your blender.  Blend everything up (preferably in a Vitamix, as this is one of their recipes, but I'm sure that this can be done in any other heavy duty blender) until it reaches your desired consistency  (see the recipe link above for Vitamix-specific instructions).  Imbibe!

These margaritas are perfect for enjoying out of doors on a warm summer's night with good company.  Really they're perfect for any occasion.  As Sarah told me, "A fail proof  margarita recipe is one of those things every body needs to be really successful in life."  Who can argue with that?

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