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
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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