Well, summer must be just about out the door now as all this rain hasnâ€™t stopped for the past few days. Good bye summer sun and hello rain puddles! I have only hit the beach once this season and that certainly sounds kinda sad being a local in an archipelago that has 7,100 islands to get lost in. Island girl stuck in the city in the heat of the summer season. So much for getting a tan in those new bikinis I just bought. Ha! Well, I can always sit out in my garden in my two piece-kinis and sun myself out starfished on my lawn, eh? I always did that too , but this year, it seemed each day was a little too rushed for me to even take the time to just sit out and tan myself in my garden.
Funny thing is, when I used to do that â€¦ my neighbours always have this sudden urge to clean their second floor windows, patch their leaky roof , trim their tress and pick off fruit from their tall trees. What is that all about , yeah? Haha â€¦ oh well.
Seriously though, I was thinking of buying a sun lounge chair to put in my garden . It seems like a perfect garden fixture but I would feel bad leaving it out on its own to face the sun and rain if it was lined with cushies. Just me and a big floppy straw hat laid on the lounge sun chair sipping margaritas!
Oooh, did I just say Margaritas? I did , I certainly did. I have a love hate relationship with margaritas. I love â€˜em at night but totally hate them in the morning!
How lovely it would be to be able to mix your own margarita at home and just pretend to run off to the beach and be chillin like a margarita villain. Oh , but you could !
There is always a simple way around these essential summer cocktails. Let me show you how itâ€™s done and you can bring this frozen fruity indulgence with you whenever you feel like a drink to quench that summer thirst.
Easy Frozen Ritas
2 quarts ice cubes
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
12 fluid ounces tequila (measure with empty limeade can)
1/4 cup Cointreau
margarita or kosher salt for the rims
lime slices cut in half
1. Working in 2 batches, place 1 quart ice cubes in a blender. Add 1/2 can limeade, 6 ounces tequila and 2 tablespoons Cointreau. Blend at highest speed until drink is almost smooth. Pour into a pitcher and repeat with remaining ingredients. Store in the freezer.
2.To salt the margarita glasses, pour a single layer of salt on a salad plate. Moisten each glass rim with lime; dip each rim in the salt. Pour margaritas into each glass; garnish with lime. Serve immediately.
Pitcher-Perfect Margarita Recipe
For the margarita:
8 cups cold water
1 liter 100 percent agave tequila , chilled
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen limeade , thawed in the refrigerator
4 ounces frozen concentrated orange juice (1/2 cup), thawed
1/4 cup bottled lime juice
4 medium limes , each cut into 6 wedges
Rich Simple Syrup (optional)
1.For the margarita:
2.Place all the ingredients in a large pitcher or container (at least 1-gallon capacity) and stir to evenly combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Stir before serving.
4.Serve the mixed margarita up or over ice in a chilled margarita glass with a lime wedge.
5.Alternatively, to serve over ice with salt, fill a small, shallow dish with simple syrup and a second small, shallow dish with salt. Dip the rim of a glass in the simple syrup, then in the salt. (If you donâ€™t have simple syrup, rub a lime wedge on the rim to moisten.) Add ice and top with the mixed margarita. Serve with a lime wedge.
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