I’d never had a Margarita until I visited my Sister-in-Law in Alaska a few years ago. Until then, Tequila had been our shot of choice when we were barely alcohol legal. My decade-long break away from the stuff was as a result of one too many Tequila Slammers and the fact that just the thought of the smell of it, still made me feel incredibly sick.
A good Margarita is hard to come by. It really is. This recipe is of the frozen variety and just requires fresh fruit, sugar, ice, good Tequila and Grand Marnier. Oh, and a blender. I don’t have a Vitamix, in fact my blender is pretty basic. But, as long as it can cope with the ice, you’re golden.
This version is taken and adapted from this Vitamix recipe.
- 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila (I add more – I like them strong)
- 2 ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier (I add more again)
- 1 orange peeled and cut up into chunks
- 1 lime peeled and cut up into chunks
- 1 lemon peeled and cut up into chunks
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 large handfuls of ice
- Salt-rim your glasses
- Place all of the ingredients except the ice into the blender. Blend until liquid
- Add the ice one handful at a time and blend until a smooth, frozen consistency
- Pour into your glasses and start making another batch immediately!