Homemade Summer Margaritas

Nothing feels better on a hot summer day, than the taste of an ice cold beverage.  And what could be better than a freshly made margarita?!  Sit back and relax, or impress your pals, with these simple to make frozen margarita recipes.

Simple syrup is needed for all our recipes. To make a batch, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a pot. Whisk mixture over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved set it aside to cool.

Peach Margarita (Serves 2)

Ingredients

½ cup frozen peaches

¼ cup simple syrup

1 ½ ounces tequila (white)

½ ounce orange liqueur

1 cup ice

Lime for garnishing glass

Sugar or salt to rim the glass

Directions

In a blender combine: peaches, syrup, tequila and orange liqueur with your ice.

*Add fruit to thicken up mixture. Or add water if mixture is too thick.

Pour your Peach Margaritas into 2 glasses.

Rub the rim of each glass with a lime and dip the glass rim into sugar or salt.

Garnish glass with your lime wedge.

Enjoy!

 

Mixed Berry Margarita (Serves 4)

Ingredients

1 cup frozen mixed berries

½ cup simple syrup

3 ounces tequila (white)

1 ounce orange liqueur

2 cups ice

Lime for garnishing glass

Sugar to rim the glass

Directions

Blend the mixed berries in a blender until there are no longer large chunks. Pour the mixture through a large sift to remove the seeds (if you like seeds, skip this process).

Pour strained berry mixture back into blender. Add remaining ingredients: simple syrup, tequila, orange liqueur and ice into the blender and blend to your desired consistency.

Pour your Mixed Berry Margarita into 4 glasses.

Rub the rim of each glass with a lime and dip the glass rim into sugar.

Garnish with your lime wedge or a few left-over berries.

 

Fresh Lime Margarita (Serves 2)

Ingredients

½ cup fresh lime juice

¼ cup simple syrup (or agave syrup)

1 ½ ounces tequila (white)

½ ounce orange liqueur

2 cups of ice

Lime for garnishing glass

Salt to rim the glass

Directions

Blend all the ingredients in a blender (except your garnishing lime and salt) until desired consistency.

Serve your Fresh Lime Margarita in 2 of your favorite glasses.

Rub the rim of each glass with a wedge of lime and then dip the glass rim into salt.

Clink glasses and take a sip!

 

If you are concerned about processed sugar, you can substitute the simple syrup for agave syrup.  And if you don’t want to squeeze your own lime juice, you can pick up a wonderful bottle of organic lime juice in your juice isle.

Don’t forget to utilize your local farmers market by buying local and fresh fruits. Pop your freshly washed and cut fruit into the freezer until you are ready to make your drinks. Because fresh ripe fruit tends to be sweeter, you may want to experiment with your simple syrup quantities.

Use these recipes as an excellent excuse to have your friends or neighbors over. They’ll be glad you did! Cheers to you!