sunday funday: frozen strawberry margaritas

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We’ve been getting really lucky with the weather lately.  Especially on the weekends.  Which may explain the lack of blog posts lately.  I mean, can you blame us?  We’ve been getting out of the house as much as possible to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.  Beach.  Waterfalls.  Family. Going into Philly.  It’s been really refreshing, but so tiring.  Every sunday I find myself completely exhausted.

Which brings me to this Sunday Funday recipe!  There is nothing better than putting together this margarita and drinking it out on the porch with a book.  This boozy drink is refreshing, and sweet, with just the right amount of alcohol.  Shirley and I have made this drink together so many times.  From the beach, to dinner outside, there is always room for this drink!

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
(Makes one serving, yet easily doubled or quadrupled)

1 cup ice
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces lime juice
2 1/2 ounces strawberry simple syrup (recipe follows)
Fresh strawberries, for garnish
Lime wedge, for the rim
Sugar, for the rim

With a small lime wedge, rim the ridge of your margarita glass with a lime.  This will allow the sugar to stick to the rim of the glass.  On a small, flat plate, add a thin layer of sugar.  Dip the margarita glasses in the sugar.  Put to the side.

In a blender, combine the ice, Grand Marnier, Tequila, lime juice, and strawberry simple syrup.  Blend at the highest speed until the drink is almost smooth, about 30 seconds.  If the mixture is too thin, add more ice and blend once again.  Pour into the glasses and garnish with a strawberry.

Strawberry Simple Syrup

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups diced, fresh strawberries

Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve completely.  Take the mixture off the heat and let cool completely.  This is the simple syrup.  Next, combine 1 cup of the cooled simple syrup and 1 1/2 cups of diced strawberries in a blender and blend until combined.

– drink on,
Sharon

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