What do you do on a hot summer evening? You turn the music up on the IPod and you invite your friends over to compete in a margarita challenge! Where? Outside on the back patio in the sultry heat.
Our friends don’t take a challenge lightly! There were no margarita slackers in this group. We had 25 guests that included 7 contenders for the title. The prize? A chance to wear the Mexican Sombrero that we bought on a cruise a few years ago.
Our 1st place winner: Frozen Melon Margarita.
Ken’s Now Famous Melon Margarita Recipe
6-ounces frozen limeade
*note- use the limeade can to measure the remaining ingredients
6-ounces good quality Tequila
4.5 ounces ( 3/4 of the limeade can) Melon Dew Schnapps
3-ounces (1/2 of the limeade can) of freshly squeezed lime juice
Place all the ingredients in the blender and give it a whirl.
Another great margarita recipe!
Lee Eng’s Cool Coconut Dessert Margarita
6-ounces really delicious Tequila
2-ounces Triple Sec
Splash of Grand Marnier
70/30 fresh squeezed limes and lemons
Simple syrup (1cup sugar to 2 cups water). Cook until sugar dissolves.
Add lemon and lime juices to simple syrup
Bella’s Coconut Gelato
Toasted and salted coconut- Use sweetened flake coconut, pour out into roasting pan, lightly toast and cool. Add salt, then roast briefly under broiler. Let cool.
Zest of both lemons and limes- add to simple syrup mixture
Add ice to blender (about 1/3 filled)
Add tequila, Triple Sec, Tequila, and Grand Mariner. Add 1 cup (to start) of lemon and lime juice
Add 1/3 cup of coconut milk
Add 1 cup coconut gelato
Blend on ice crusher until slushy and smooth.
To dress margarita glass- Rim the outside of the glass with simple syrup (sugar, lemon and lime mixture). Lightly sprinkle the coconut to cover the rim.
Pour and enjoy a delicious cool dessert margarita. Add a sprinkle of zest for color pop!