Summertime staple margarita

Although summer hasn’t officially started, we have reached peak ‘summer’ status. Today I was able to purchase a carton of raspberries for under $3 (thanks Hy-Vee)  which means – they’re in season! Naturally, I needed to buy a few cartons of these delicious little berries.

Summer nights are typically saved for high calorie, high sugar drinks but instead, I’ve found a great way to use up the overabundance of raspberries that I bought!

summer margarita

Raspberry lime margarita

Servings: 3 | Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

What you will need:

  • 6 oz. of  gold tequila (2 oz. per serving)
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • Margarita mix
  • 1 handful of raspberries (about 9)
  • 1/2 of a lime, cut into 3 wedges
  • Ice

What to do:

  1. Fill three margarita glasses with ice.
  2. In a separate glass or drink shaker, use the back of a spoon to lightly mush half of the raspberries. Doing this will pull out some of the juices while still leaving most of the raspberries intact.
  3. Add tequila and lime juice to the mushed raspberries and stir or if using a shaker, shake gently to combine all ingredients.
  4. Disperse the liquid in the glass or shaker evenly between the three margarita glasses.
  5. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with margarita mix.
  6. Use a straw to stir to combine the margarita mix with the alcohol. (Typically margarita glasses aren’t deep enough to hold a straw, but if you want to keep the straws in, cut part of the straw end off to make it short enough to stand up.)
  7. Garnish the glasses with a raspberry and a lime wedge.
  8. ENJOY!!!!!

NOTE: To make a frozen margarita add all ingredients (besides the garnishes) to a blender and blend away. Blend until the large ice chunks are gone.

P.S. : If you’re interested in rimming your glass, you can pour some sugar onto a plate, use a lime wedge and slide it around the rim of the glass and dip in the sugar.

REMEMBER to always drink responsibly and to NEVER drink and drive.

 

 

 

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