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...