Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Farm-Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Monday, Labor Day.  Levi and I had just gotten home from a sweaty game of Frisbee Golf at Maxwell Park, where he proceeded to kick my butt.  I won't tell you what my score was, but I will say the number was close to my age!  Disclaimer: this was my first time playing, but I run on the competitive side so I was hoping for a good dose of beginners luck! Oh well.

At home I was looking for a refreshing beverage of the adult variety, but lately I have been really worn out on beer.  And I have a decently stocked bar at home-which I never dip into.  So I felt it was time to get creative.

In a reasonably stocked kitchen, you're bound to find something to mix with your booze.  Old wine can become sangria, anything can be mixed with rum and the freezer is always a great place to find 'mixers'.

Does anyone remember the 3 Things to do with a Flat of Strawberries post?  In it, I froze some strawberries for Levi to use for his smoothies.  But this day I realized another purpose, Strawberry Margaritas!!!  So for those of you with frozen fruit/berries in your freezer, here is a quick margarita recipe!



Strawberry Margaritas: *all measurements are approximate, because I do not measure
(Makes one ~16oz margarita)

-1cup frozen strawberries
-1cup Ice 
-1.5oz Tequila (I use Herradura Blanco, but you use whatever you like)
-1/2oz Triple Sec (I use Patron Citronage)
-Simple Syrup* (this is equal parts hot water and sugar mixed in a separate container) 

*I never keep simple syrup on hand so a method I have used for years as a bartender is to use the same amount of simple syrup as you use fruit-perfect consistency every time!

The order you pour the ingredients in is important!
1, Dump Ice and Strawberries into blender (or blender cup, if you're using a personal blender)
2. Then add tequila and triple sec
3. Finally add simple syrup, but only fill to the top of the ice-dont force the ice to float.  This is the trick to the perfect consistency.
4. Blend until you cant hear the ice crunch anymore (sometimes it can take awhile)

Tip: if the consistency is still thick, only add simple syrup!  And just a little (1/4cup) at a time until the blender has enough juice to push the ice around.

What other types of margaritas have you had that you enjoy?  Let me know in the comments below!

Cheers!



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