Nothing is as refreshing as a frozen drink ( slushy) in summer. I LOVE frozen margaritas but in Brussels they only serves them on the rocks. So I decided to test how I can make them at home.
First I tried my Kitchen Aid ice cream maker but it did not work as I didn’t add any sugar I think. I made the fabulous melon verbena sorbet (click here) the other day.
Next I tried to use my not-so-fabulous blender ( may need to invest there) and that did not work either .
Then I went old school and froze it overnight in the freezer and bingo! I recommend you remove it from the freezer about 1 hour before serving ( in heat wave it went faster ) and it was perfectly slushy and refreshing.
Traditionally a Margarita cocktail is made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice, served with a salt rim on the glass. You can add any seasonal fruit juice to pimp it. As it is summer and watermelon is bang in season, i gave it a try.
STEP 1: Blend the watermelon.
STEP 2: Sieve the watermelon to remove seeds.
My hibiscus and watermelon margarita
Yield 4 cocktails
- 200 ml tequila
- 100 ml triple sec
- 600 watermelon juice ( i used fresh watermelon i blitz)
- 100 ml lime juice
- 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea
- agave or simple syrup - optional
- Add the dried hibiscus flowers or tea in a strainer to the tequila a few hours (or days) to steep and sieve.
- Cut up the melon and blitz it and sieve the juice to remove the pits.
- Add the juice to a measuring jug, and add the flavoured tequila, triple sec and lime juice. This makes 1 litre of liquid. Taste it and added some agave to sweeten if preferred.
- Either use a strong blender with ice to obtain a frozen margarita, or freeze overnight in the freezer and remove about 1 hour before serving. Or serve over ice for the non-frozen version.
- Prepare the glasses: place salt in a small dish, use a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip the rim in the salt.
- Add the frozen (semi runny) margarita and serve.
on www.leeksandhighheels.com by Sandra Slawinski
Written and photographed by Sandra Slawinski without commericial deals. I used my glasses from H&M Home, my vintage lime press, Haute Papier coaster were a gift from my dear friend Asel & my magimix.