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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fresh Fruit Margaritas

We had a small pool party and BBQ on Sunday to honor the 3 Day Labor Day weekend ... it was so what I needed.

I'm just thankful that we went boating on Saturday because Sunday was a complete loss.

I didn't even get my menu plan up. And then, next thing I knew, it was Tuesday and 8pm before I got home from work. Now it's Thursday morning, and darn it, I feel the need to share this!

My one girlfriend has a Vitamix, lucky dog that she is! And she volunteered to bring it over for the BBQ and to sample these great sounding margaritas ...

I sort of have a love hate relationship with tequila and now we can toss the Vitamix in too.  We had so much fun that I didn't snap ONE SINGLE PICTURE.

Easy ... so very easy. Except after a few batches, you may want someone else to peel the fruit ...

In your Vitamix (because seriously, I just don't think a regular blender is going to cut it), add:

1/4 cup of water
8 ounces of tequila
2 ounces of Cointreau (or Grand M stuff)
1 whole orange, peeled and cut in half
1 whole lime, peeled and cut in half
1 whole lemon, peeled and cut in half
1/4 cup of sugar
6 cups of ice

Let it rip for 45 seconds. Ummm. Seriously!

Divy it up among the red solo cups only because I just can't see a pool party with the drinks looking like this lovely picture

Whole Fruit Margarita

These were totally refreshing and really really yummy. We started off with peeling the lemon and lime with a veggie peeler. But the white pith was still there so then we just scooped the meaty stuff out over the blender.
Yes, seeds and all went in and it was NOT chunky or anything like that.
We tried to cut down the sugar, even 'forgetting' to add it a few times (ummm, 8 pitchers later, lucky we remembered the fruit!) and ended up tossing it all back in with the sugar. Way too tart without it, even after 4 batches.
Lethal? Yes. Doesn't sound like much but it was way too much an afternoon into the late evening hours. Of the 6 of us, 3 were regurgitating like mommy birds, and the other 3 had wicked, incapacitating headaches.
I would make these again, just not as many ... AND I also think Hubby might just endorse the purchase of a Vitamix now ... especially if the friend of a friend still can get a discount at Williams Sonoma (please say YES!) ... enjoy!
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9 comments:

  1. I wish I could have been at your party. These drinks look so refreshing. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

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  2. Holy moly! Sounds like a fun party! Love margaritas. I want a Vitamix now! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday.

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  3. I know! Where do the days go? I had to laugh over your comments about the picture. My outdoor parties don't look anything like that either. These look super and I will sure need one since I'm on the late schedule at work tonight. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo this week. I'm glad you shared this! (Just don't share the after effects, lol!)

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  4. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-your-stuff-41.html

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  5. Thanks for linking this great post to the Say G’day Linky Party. I have shared this post on pinterest-it looks delicious!

    I would be so thrilled if you could add my party to your party page!

    Best wishes and hope you can join in again this weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

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  6. Looks yummy! These look great for the still-hot Florida weather. When will it cool down?

    Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

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  7. I'll bring the tequila and be right over. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    pr

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  8. Looks yummy!!! I don't drink, so I'd have to make it without the alcohol, but still... YUM!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  9. I am making these for friends tonight before we all hit the fair.

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