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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just a peachy margarita!




Gone are the days when a margarita was simply tequila, triple sec and lime.  Although this is still a very popular recipe, new variations have been created that offer a distinct array of flavors.  From strawberry to mango, frozen to on-the-rocks, this drink is a resort beverage favorite.

These days Margaritas are found in many menus and quite often featured as the house signature drink.  Margaritas are very refreshing and popular all year around, but especially on a hot summer day by the pool or at the beach. Whether you prefer them frozen or stirred, conjuring up the perfect blend can be as simple as choosing the fruit that tickles your senses.  Fresh seasonal fruit often dictates what bartenders will feature as the specialty drink of the week.  Mixing at home can allow you to experiment with fresh or frozen fruits and juices. 

Try blending unusual fruits for a unique flavor combination.  Cranberries and oranges, vanilla and peach, pomegranate and lime; these are some simple partners that can produce outstanding results.  Use a wedge of fruit on the rim of the glass or drop sections in the drink to make them more interesting and appealing.  You can also coat the rim with sugar or salt, depending on the variations that you have chosen.  Think about the type of glass that you use to serve this drink.  Merely selecting a non-traditional glass can awaken intrigue and offer a topic of conversation. 

Fun, flavorful, flirty and fruity . . . enjoy the summer with a concoction of margaritas that are mixed with your favorite fruit and served with flair!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 ounces tequila
1 ounce peach schnapps
2 ounces sweet & sour mix 
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup frozen peach slices (fresh when in season)
1 cup crushed ice

Directions:
Process ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour into margarita glass. Frost rim of glass by rubbing lime juice on rim and dipping in granulated sugar or salt, as desired.




9 comments:

SIENA.STYLE said...

that looks great!!
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Lien @ allnewadventures.com said...

Hello from New Zealand :-)

Looks so yummy - beautifully presented! What is sweet and sour mix? I'm unfamiliar with that ingredient and am wondering whether we can get it here - or if you can suggest an equivalent?

Thanks!

Lien.

Amy Turman said...

This looks so sweet and refreshing. I can imagine that peaches go famously with tequila (yum!).

xoxo,
mon amy

Carlos said...
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Carlos said...

Pre-mixed sweet and sour is sold in almost any liquor Store in the USA, but It can easily be made from scratch. To make sweet and sour mix just combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of hot water until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and add 1 cup fresh lime juice and 1 cup fresh lemon juice and refrigerate.

Happy Trails said...

Looks delicious!

....... said...

this looks amazing! fabulous photo. cannot wait to try this recipe..thanks!
so happy to have come across your blog.

xo.

gigi.
food and beauty blogger
@www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Carlos said...

Thanks Happy Trails and GIGI!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great. A good change compared to my simple vodka and cranberry.
xx

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