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A Cooler Cookout
June 8, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

I find my recipe inspiration from many places. Some seemingly sensible, like memories of my Nana’s meatballs or remembering the fresh chopped garlic my mother would sprinkle atop grilled steak. Stumbling across my recipe for making frozen margaritas was totally accidental. In fact, it started out innocently enough as a kid-friendly recipe for strawberry slushies.

While I was whizzing the mix around in the blender, I realized I had the makings for a pretty much better frozen cocktail. All I had to do was replace the lemon juice with lime and add some tequila and triple sec. It immediately washed away memories of past watered down frozen drinks. It’s also sure to be a winner with my friends at our summer cookouts. Now, what do we think about cute little umbrellas for a fun garnish?

Strawberry Margaritas
serves 4

4 ounces (1/4 cup) tequila
4 ounces (1/4 cup) triple sec or orange liqueur
4 ounces (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup, depending on taste
1 3/4 cups frozen strawberries

  1. Add all ingredients, in the order listed, to you’re the bowl of your Cuisinart blender.
  2. Pulse until strawberries are pureed, but still slushy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

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