Friday, June 24, 2011

Probably the only recipe you'll ever see me post...

We were given this 'recipe' many years ago by a booze officianado friend of ours.  We've since shared it with others.  Sort of a 'pay it forward' kind of thing.  Since it's just dad-blasted summer hot now, here's my gift to you...


Best Dang Frozen Margaritas (incredibly easy-peasy too):

1 small can of limeade (Note:  In the photo, this is NOT a small can - our lovely podunk grocery store has not carried the small cans lately)*
2 shots tequila (any brand - cheap is fine)
2 shots triple sec (any brand - cheap is fine)
Ice enough to fill the blender about 3/4 full (the ice is a bit more in this photo)*

Blend into a frozen, yummy, delightful, refreshing, limy-but-semi-sweet margarita.  Salt on the glass rim is optional.

You can easily top-shelf it with a splash of Grand Marnier or Cointreau or whatever your pleasure.  We usually just drink ours as "house" margaritas since they're great as they are.

*Note:  When only a large can of limeade is available, we up the tequila and triple sec to 3 shots each and add almost as much ice as can fit in the blender.  It makes it a bit limier, but it's still okay.  You could probably double the alcohol dose to 4 shots each, but there's no way the blender will hold enough ice to offset it so I'd suggest staying at no more than 3 each!

AND, if you end up with leftovers (ha!), just pour them in a screw-top plastic drink jar and pop them into the freezer. When you want them again, take it out of the freezer, allow it to thaw a bit, shake up the jar and voila, almost instant margs...

By the way, I think the magnet on the fridge says it all - drink responsibly, people!

In addition, another freebie product endorsement - that Hamilton Beach Wave Station Express blender is the Best Dang Frozen Drink Maker we've ever owned.  For the grand price of $18 at Walmart, it almost NEVER gets stuck - keeps the ice mix rotating enough to blend a pitcher of margaritas or a smoothie in one round!  No stirring, no rattling the jar, no waiting for it to thaw a bit before continuing.  And SMOOTH!  We've owned $70 blenders that couldn't hold a candle to this little plastic marvel.  And the little dispenser spigot is just plain fun...  :)  We liked it so much we bought 2 more of them that are on reserve when this one finally gives out... 

So there you have it.  My Suzy-Homemaker moment shared with you today. 

P.S.  These particular margaritas accompanied home-made chicken quesadillas.  Yes, I can cook.  I just prefer not to...

56 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well "Cheers" to you! My recipe for hot days like these is usually:
1.Take can from fridge.
2.Stick in koozie.
3.Pop the top.
4.Enjoy!
Sounds like you're having a good day in Texas:@)

Arija said...

Can't wait for summer! My doctor advises me to take good care of my liver, this certainly would.

Furry Bottoms said...

I've never heard of Trilple Sec?

I love strawberry margaritas, mmmm. Now you've got me craving one.

Farm Girl said...

Well, it sounds wonderful and Margaritas are always a favorite. I like mine with strawberries. :)
But I had to give them up and in the summer I do miss them.
I will keep your recipe though, because I do think it is a keeper.
My favorite is hot salsa and a cold margarita. :)

Sharon said...

Sounds good, makes me wish I drank! I like the machine... might be a nice kitchen addition....

Cheers!

Dawn said...

Sounds like the best idea yet today;)

Snappy Di said...

Oh, and who the heck wants to cook in the summertime! Not I.

We like margaritas too... preferable without salt on the rim for me...

Good idea to buy additional mixers... I say if you find something on the cheap that works well always buy extra. :-)

Di

Cindy said...

This sounds great and almost as easy as buying the premixed stuff. Tee hee hee on your fridge magnet next to the blender. LOL

Janie2 said...

OH MY a woman who goes for the tequila, the poision that pulls me in a few times a year! Yipee, thanks for your recipe. Throw in a few strawberrys and again I will be packing for Texas...

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

"Yes I can cook, I just prefer not too." Oh my goodness! We are cousins! I was married to my husband for two years before he found out I could cook. And this was EXACTLY what I told him. Too funny!

BTW...I MUST have salt on the margs. :)

Karen said...

Love this, so easy!....

Jill said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for the tip on the blender. I have been searching for one that does ice well forever!

Sylvia K said...

The best thing about living alone is NOT having to cook and after many years of cooking, I love it! I also love Margaritas and these sound great! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Texan said...

Well if Tequila liked me even a little I would so try this! But it so doesn't like me sighhh... Looks really good :O)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My favorite drink! Although I have sworn off alcohol since I started my healthy kick last year, I HAVE TO HAVE that blender with the spigot! In fact, I went to Amazon and ordered it before coming back here to comment. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Mom of M&Ms said...

since I jsut got home from the grocery, and becasue of road construction it takes 4 wheel drive to get there, can I jsut come over and drink yours???? YUMO.. I am printing that recipe.

Robin said...

T, cheers to you! Sounds like a great drink. My daughter loves Margaritas, I'll be passing your mycology to her!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Well, look at that! And why will this neat recipe be the only one you will share? :)

I does sound good. Unfortunately, since Gordon's health does not go well with booze, I cannot prepare it.

But I do say: Cheers! Prost! Saúde! Tintin!
xxxxx

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Well, look at that! And why will this neat recipe be the only one you will share? :)

I does sound good. Unfortunately, since Gordon's health does not go well with booze, I cannot prepare it.

But I do say: Cheers! Prost! Saúde! Tintin!
xxxxx

Liesl said...

Oee.def. going to make that one! Have a splendid weekend Teresa!

Louise said...

I don't drink, but I love the blender and just may buy one. Seems to me that just ice and lemonade mixed together might be a very good thing. My store doesn't sell the small cans any more either, pout.

Gary said...

Wow What a site!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Clint said...

Ha. I thought this was gonna be something like "crow-squirrel casserole" :)

This is possibly one of your best blogs yet---and certainly the most functional!

Roadside Rustic said...

Oh yeah....it's Friday! And it's about to be 5 O'clock somewhere. I think we're just gonna have to have cocktail hour pretty soon!

Bob Bushell said...

A drink, a drink and a drink.

Patrice said...

Dang! I thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute. I'd have thought that some type of bird might be perched on the blender or something!

Genie said...

Maybe I need to use this when my son and his family come home for the 4th. We sit down by the creek with a bachelor friend and have real quality time. This would definitely be a plus. Thanks...Genie

The Village Queen said...

Yum! And thanks for the blender tip, have been wanting one that works regardless of the price for ages.

Woody said...

This recipe is the similar to a kamikaze, so what would you call that? It's really hot and humid here today, this sounds delicious.

bailey-road.com said...

Looks great!Can't wait to make this on some sweltering, hot day. It's 63 degrees, gray and drizzly-cold here today.

Butterbean Row said...

I have the tequila and the limeade...didn't know about the triple sec. I will have to get some. Looks delish!

Evelyn S. said...

Darn! That's one good how-to! And I think I'm going to look for that Wave Station Express! I actually have "designer" margarita mix that I bought on HSN....I think I'm supposed to use it before it 'expires,' too. ;-)

Debbie said...

no alcohol here but it is still a great post.

i also know how to cook but prefer not to ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Um...... excuse me.... It's two in the afternoon. And it isn't even hot -- or dry -- where we are right now. And yet I'm dying for a Margarita. Thanks (I think ;>)))))

Tammy said...

I am a Margarita girl. I'll be saving this one!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Cheap tequila? My wife would NEVER! As for me, I am a lightweight. I'll stick to Mikes Hard Lemonade. Quite tasty.

Felicity said...

Scrummy!

I've bookmarked this one for when the weather starts to pick up a bit of warmth.

x Felicity

PS I bet they won't be serving these at the family reunion you posted about a couple of days ago!

wayside wanderer said...

Yummmy! If you had to share one and only recipe this is The One, for sure. I immediately noticed your spigot and am glad you included the info on your blender. I almost ran off to BB&Beyond a few days ago to purchase a Ninja but couldn't find my coupon. You might have just saved me around $75. =) (IF Wallyworld still carries these.)

And...we had margies just last night. Today it was beer to toast goodbye to home ownership. We are official renters of our old house as of today.

And where the heck do you get tequila in the boonies? I have to go to Dallas...which is such a pain in the rump. Unless of course my 81 year old mom's boyfriend-she-met-on-the-internet gives us some for Christmas, which he did. =)

Tricia said...

Niiice! =)

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

I've been looking for a good blender! Thanks for the tip.... and I bet you've got some other good recipes too!

Margaret said...

Just added it to my grocery list. I knew we had a blender for some reason!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Well, this might be one of the few recipes that I MAKE! Lol.

NicoleB said...

Will remember this when we are back in a civilization that allows these goodies (can't wait,...)
:D
Thanks!

Deb said...

If you are only going to post one recipe on your blog, this is a good one to post! Looks delicious!

Michelle said...

I rarely have a drink, but oh my goodness...this looks d'lish. I jotted it down and added the supplies to my grocery list. Thank you for sharing. I wish I had a glass right now. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Me likey. Not a big fan of margueritas, but I might have to try this. :)

Andrew said...

Shaken... not sturred...

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

First of all, salt is not optional, it's required! Second, Margarita's are my favorite alcohol drink. And third, there are NEVER any "left overs"! LOL

Roan said...

I should have read this post earlier. These would have been the perfect accompaniment to the fireworks last night. We have what our little town calls, Freedom Day, the weekend before the 4th every year. We have a party every year and watch from the back yard. The fireworks are only a block away. We have the perfect view.

Now I'm going to have to stir up a pitcher. I have one of those handy dandy Wal-mart blenders. And mine works like a charm, too. Who knew?

forestwalk/laura k said...

now THAT's a recipe worth posting!!
cheers!

Jennifer said...

Yum. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

And what do you think I asked for for my birthday this year? A martini shaker! :) Any martini recipes you'd like to share?

Do you think I can use my regular blender for this?

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

oh my....a recipe! My heart just burst with pride ;)

Sandra Henderson said...

I'm on my may to the STO right now!!!!!
goodnes,, gracious! yummo!!!~

bj said...

Well, you cute little thang, I never woulda known that you could make a KILLER margarita. !! My favorite drink in the whole wide world and I am going to Walmart TO MOR ROW and see if they have this blender. I have a good one but its not nearly as cute as this !! and I LOVE cute. :))
Daughter is going to die if I make one using my new Walmart blender for 18 bucks and she just bought a very EXPENSIVE Margarita Maker. heh heh heeehh

bj said...

Well, I didn't have to look long and hard for your 'rita recipe...I remembered that since you said "this is probably the only recipe you will ever see me post", I thought, 'MAN...I'd better bookmark this one." ....and I did. :))

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