Since we’re into the swing of summertime, don’t you think it’s margarita time? I love the diverse combinations of salt and sweet coming together with citrus flavorings, but there’s only one problem. I need a sleeping bag right after I treat myself. So when I found this “designated driver margarita” recipe, I simply couldn’t say no. And why should I? It’s sans-alcohol. Thanks Barbara Albright for your recipe book! I’m so glad I purchased it.
As you read through this recipe, see if you can guess the “one word” I think of everytime I enjoy this drink because it brings a smile to my heart.
1 lime wedge
coarse salt, for dipping the edges of the glasses
about 1 cup ice cubes 1 cup cold water
1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade
2 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 lime or orange slices for garnish (optional)
Run 1 lime wedge around the rims of 3 glasses to moisten them.
Dip the rims into the salt to lightly coat the edges of the glasses.
Place the glasses in the freezer to chill. (This can be done several hours ahead of time.)
Place the remaining ingredients except the garnish in the container of a blender.
Process until combined and slushy.
Pour into the prepared glasses.
Garnish each glass with a lime or orange slice, if desired.
Serve immediately. (Make 3 virgin margaritas.)
So what’s my one word?
Are you ready?
I know this drink is yummy, but that’s not my word.
You are going to laugh when you read it…
Because it’s not what you think.
And it is….
Even though I can drink as many designated driver margaritas as I want, and even drive when I drink them… I know I still must keep myself in check. Just because you can- doesn’t mean you should. And as I enjoy the contract of sweet and salty flavors, I remind myself of the importance of balance in my life. Not too much. Not too little. Just perfectly seasoned in every way at just the right moment. ;-D
So does margarita time ever happen at your house? And what will be your one word when it does?