Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Night Tipple - Sangria Swirled Frozen Margarita

As we head into the weekend, it's the perfect time to make yourself a cocktail.

This week's favourite is the Sangria Swirled Frozen Margarita.

As seen on Dessert for Two
You know those cans of frozen limeade concentrate?  Yeah.  Grab one.  After you empty it into the blender, fill up the empty can half way with tequila.  Fill up the rest of the can with triple sec.  THEN FILL UP THE CAN WITH ICE.  I swear, don’t forget the ice.  Blend, blend, blend.  Rim a glass with salt, and pour.
So, for these fancy pants sangria swirl frozen margaritas, I sacrified 1 cup of fruity red wine to make wine ice cubes.  It’s totally optional. But, wait, when in life are pink drinks optional?  Never.  Good answer.
Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
Prep time
Total time
makes 2 drinks
Serves: 2
For the sangria swirl:
  • 1 cup red wine, frozen in ice cube tray
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec (orange liquor)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • juice of half an orange
For the regular frozen margarita:
  • 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 shots tequila
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1 cup ice
  1. First, dip two margarita glasses in water or lime juice, and rim the edges with salt or sugar (your choice).
  2. Next, puree the frozen red wine cubes with the triple sec, lime juice, and orange juice. Pour into a small glass and have ready on the side.
  3. Add the limeade concentrate (not defrosted), tequila, triple sec and ice to a blender. Puree until slushy.
  4. Divide the margarita mixture between two glasses, and swirl in the sangria mixture.
*It would be super easy to double this recipe and use a whole can of frozen limeade concentrate and make 4 drinks. Party!

1 comment:

  1. YUM! How fun! I am going to serve these at my next 'thing' to impress!


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