Happy Cinco de Drinko! Err, Cinco de Mayo.
I’m not allowed to make margaritas for my family any more. Apparently, all you have to do to get taken off margarita duty is get grandma drunk one time. Once!
It’s a damn shame, too, because I happen to make the best frozen margaritas. In college, I could keep a tiny apartment packed full of people slurping frozen margs on hot summer nights. Just give me a blender and a bottle of tequila, and I’m your bartender. Thank God we don’t drink the cheap tequila anymore, though. The stuff in the plastic jug was brutal back then.
So, back to drunk grandma. The reason things got a little sloppy is because of a simple mistake: I left out the cup of ice from the recipe. Don’t do that! Don’t be like me.
It’s been a while since I’ve had the courage to make my famous frozen margaritas again. I’m so glad I could whip them up for this happiest of holidays: Cinco de Drinko! I mean, Mayo. Drinko de Mayo. No, it’s Cinco de Mayo. I’m almost positive.
You’re going to love this frozen margarita recipe. It couldn’t be easier! I swiped the recipe from my Godparents years ago, and I haven’t been tempted to try another recipe. It’s THAT good.
Are you ready for the recipe? Ok, here goes…
You know those cans of frozen limeade concentrate? Yeah. Grab one. After you empty it into the blender, fill up the empty can half way with tequila. Fill up the rest of the can with triple sec. THEN FILL UP THE CAN WITH ICE. I swear, don’t forget the ice. Blend, blend, blend. Rim a glass with salt, and pour.
So, for these fancy pants sangria swirl frozen margaritas, I sacrified 1 cup of fruity red wine to make wine ice cubes. It’s totally optional. But, wait, when in life are pink drinks optional? Never. Good answer.
Enjoy, y’all! Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo!
- 1 cup red wine, frozen in ice cube tray
- 2 tablespoons triple sec (orange liquor)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- juice of half an orange
- 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
- 2 shots tequila
- 1 shot triple sec
- 1 cup ice
- First, dip two margarita glasses in water or lime juice, and rim the edges with salt or sugar (your choice).
- Next, puree the frozen red wine cubes with the triple sec, lime juice, and orange juice. Pour into a small glass and have ready on the side.
- Add the limeade concentrate (not defrosted), tequila, triple sec and ice to a blender. Puree until slushy.
- Divide the margarita mixture between two glasses, and swirl in the sangria mixture.