Quite fortuitously, we purchased a Blendtec Blender the day before Cinco de Mayo. Having not had a blender for close to a year, it was like Christmas in May to open that box and play with it. Of course we had to have blended margaritas instead of our normal rocks version (when we drink margaritas), and I have to say, that blender blends like a boss.
I made a regular batch of margaritas the first time around. I highly recommend making it without tequila first, giving some to the kiddos for slushies, adding a shot of tequila to the remainder, then pulsing twice. That way they won’t feel left out with the frozen goodness and won’t try to steal yours because they think it’s a smoothie. My basic margarita recipe is:
1c lime juice
2-3 Tbs Agave syrup (depending on your sweetness preference)
splash of water
small grab of wheatgrass (maybe 2 Tbs worth)
So why the wheatgrass? Well, for starters, if I’m making something that is technically “unhealthy” I like to add in something to make it seem healthy. You can totally omit it. It is not at all imperative to the recipe, you can’t taste it, and it really only serves to add color to your margarita as well as a false sense that you are imbibing in something healthy. If you think it looks funny, leave it out. I personally like that funny green color! Plus, I thought it to be a fun test for the Blendtec to see if it could really pulverize greens into nothing. Did it work? Ohhh yeahhh. The shot of wheatgrass evens out the shot of tequila right? Right?!?
The second round of Margaritas was the “experimental” round. I’m in love with ginger and with a blender that can really just shred it to minuscule pieces, I couldn’t resist trying it out. It turned out awesome. I love it. The kick of the ginger adds another dimension of kick to an already fantastic drink. I added about an inch chunk to my recipe above, but if you are shy about the kick of ginger, feel free to halve that amount.
I hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo – and of course – please drink responsibly!