Wasting away again in Margaritaville…
It wasn’t until I moved to Texas that I really acknowledged Cinco de Mayo. And although I don’t have full knowledge of the reason behind the holiday, I do know it is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. and not Mexico. It certainly doesn’t take much of an excuse to celebrate a holiday and whether it’s at home or in the local Mexican restaurant, you can always find a fiesta on this day.
A few years back, in the office I worked in before, myself and the other front desk clerk, Gracie, were the unofficial party planners of the building. She enjoys cooking as much as I do. In fact, if you remember, she is the one who gave me the recipe for the hot sauce I posted about before. Anyway, a few years back we planned a Cinco de Mayo potluck. Because no Cinco de Mayo party is complete without margaritas, we began searching for margarita recipes sans tequila.
The recipe I am going to share is the one we decided to try. Even if you are not a margarita fan, but love the lemon-lime combination, you will love this. It was a HUGE hit at the party. In my new office, I shared this at a bridal shower we had last summer. Again, it was the talk of the party. In both occasions there were multiple requests for a copy of the recipe.
I suggest doubling the recipe.
“Frozen Mock Margaritas”
Things you will need:
- 4 Liter container (Be sure it has a lid. I save the ice cream containers that are the plastic buckets with a handle, works great)
- Punch Bowl (For the day you will serve)
- 6 cups of ice (divided)
- 1 Cup Confectioners’ sugar (divided)
- 1 Frozen Limeade concentrate, slightly thawed (divided)
- 1 Frozen Lemonade concentrate, slightly thawed (divided)
- 1 Liter of Club Soda (Keep chilled in fridge until ready to serve)
- Lime wedges
- Coarse salt or sugar
The night before or the morning of the party/gathering:
- Place 3 cups of ice, ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, ½ each of the limeade and lemonade.
- Use the “ice crush” setting or whatever setting is comparable on your blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour into storage container.
- Repeat with the remaining half of the ingredients just used in steps above.
- Place container in **freezer until ready to serve. (if you wanted to add tequila, this would be the time to stir-in one cup)
**Please note, the mixture will become firm and will not freeze solid.
For the party/gathering:
- Remove the container from freezer 30 minutes before serving.
- Rub rim of glasses with lime. Place salt or sugar in a saucer and dip the glass rim into salt or sugar.
- Transfer lemon/lime mixture to punch bowl.
- Stir in club soda until it becomes slushy.
- Pour into prepared glasses or allow your guests to serve their selves.
What is so nice about this recipe is that you can make a batch to keep in your freezer and scoop out enough into a glass and add club soda for a single serving. It’s great to have on hand to enjoy on a hot summer day or when unexpected company arrives.
Gracias por parar cerca. ¡Tenga una gran semana!