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Baby, It's Cold Outside. Come in for a Frozen Margarita!

By L. Stolpman in Food on Feb 26, 2008 7:23PM

HaagenDazs%20Sorbet.jpgOld Man Winter keeping you from your favorite bar, enjoying your favorite drink? Scoff in his face by making a frozen margarita at home to sip in front of a roaring fire while watching the snow fall outside. Frozen margaritas are often best when made at a bar or restaurant with an industrial blender that is able to crush and blend the ice with fresh, ripe fruit so that the resultant drink is smooth, fresh tasting, and absent any irregular pieces of ice or fruit. This kind of texture and taste is possible to recreate at home by letting a high quality sorbet do the work for you. A good sorbet not only offers the bold taste of ripe fruit, but also has the smooth consistency of a well blended drink. Here’s a simple way to make a great margarita at home.

1 pint of high quality sorbet (recommended: strawberry, lemon, lime or mango)
3 ounces of tequila
ice water to thin the mixture (optional)
salt (optional)

Add the frozen sorbet to your blender (not in one frozen block, but in chunks). Add the tequila and enough ice water to get the mixture blended. (This could be anywhere from ¼ cup to ¾ cup of ice water.) When the drink has blended smoothly, pour into salt rimmed glasses. Makes 2 margaritas.