|#National Margarita Day~Frozen Raspberry Margaritas|
February 22nd is National Margarita Day! Did you know they have a day dedicated to Margaritas? Well I didn't! The weather along the whole east coast has been pretty chilly this week. I mean, single digit chilly! Not what I would consider Margarita weather!
Margaritas always conjure up recollections of long, hot summer days and the beach! Sitting on my back deck with a frozen Margarita in my hand, on a hot summers day, is a blissful experience! There are so many ways to enjoy Margaritas...on the rocks…frozen…salted...sour or sweet. Margaritas come in a variety of styles and flavors! Needless to say, I was thrilled when the award winning Casa Noble asked me to come up with my take on a Margarita. My favorite Margarita is frozen…like a slushy! Even though it’s pretty cold to be drinking slushy fruit drinks on the east coast…It’s gotta be hot somewhere! So, as I sit by my fire place enjoying this wonderful Frozen Raspberry Margarita, I dream of sitting on the beach, on a beautiful tropical Island, where the temps are in the 90’s! Cheers everyone!!
One more thing! Here’s a fact about the lady who this drink was named for. A socialite, named Margarita Sames, created the original Margarita in 1948. According to legend, Margarita began experimenting with “the drink” while she was hosting a party in her Cliffside hacienda in Acapulco. She was looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon. That’s when she mixed Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice together. Her cocktail concoction kept the party going for two weeks! Today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S.
|Makes me think of hot summer days at the beach|
|So whether you're in a tropical paradise, or the frigid north east...|
|Hope you’re enjoying a luscious Margarita to celebrate the day!|
|Casa Noble Tequila…perfect for your Margaritas|
Frozen Raspberry Margaritas
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup sparkling water
¼ cup simple syrup or agave syrup
4 tablespoons Chambord
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 ounces Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
For rims of glasses:
1 tablespoon salt, mixed with 2 tablespoons sugar
Place the ice in a blender and pulse several times to begin breaking it up. Add the raspberries, sparkling water, simple syrup, Chambord, 2 tablespoon of the lime juice, and the tequila; blend until thick and smooth, about 30 seconds.
Pour the remaining 1tablespoon lime juice into a small saucer. In another saucer, pour a thin layer of salt mixed with the sugar (table salt is fine, kosher salt even better). Dip the rims of four margarita glasses in the lime juice, and then in the sugar-salt mixture. Pour the mixture into the salted glasses. Garnish with lime wedges, and serve.