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60 Summer Drinks

August 5, 2010

Frozen Peach Margaritas

Frozen Peach Margaritas

Warm nights call for a refreshing drink, and these icy margaritas are perfect for the occasion.

Ingredients

* 1 package (16 ounces) frozen sliced peaches
* 3/4 cup tequila
* 1/4 cup triple sec
* 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 limes)
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

1. In a blender, combine 1 package (16 ounces) frozen sliced peaches, 3/4 cup tequila, 1/4 cup triple sec, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 3 limes), 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup ice cubes. Puree until smooth (stop blender and stir if necessary) and serve immediately.

Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas”

This nonalcoholic pink drink is a great treat for children during festive occasions. Sanding sugar is a large-grain decorative sugar; granulated sugar may be substituted.

Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas”

Ingredients

Serves 6

* 2 tablespoons colored sanding sugar
* 1 lime
* 6 teaspoons pomegranate syrup or grenadine
* 1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice

Directions

1. Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish or plate. Slice six thin rounds from the middle of lime; set aside. Rub lime wedge around rims of six glasses; dip each rim in sugar to coat. Pour 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup into bottom of each glass.
2. Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups ice cubes in a blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses, and stir to combine with syrup. Garnish with reserved lime rounds, and serve immediately.

Watermelon Blaster

After processing the watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, and ice, taste before adding sugar; you may not need any. For the star garnish, an adult can press a cookie cutter through the rind with the back of a wooden spoon.

Watermelon Blaster

Ingredients

* 3 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
* 1 1/2 cups strawberries
* 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 cup ice cubes
* Sugar, to taste

Directions

1. Put watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ice, and sugar if desired into the pitcher of a blender, and blend for 15 seconds on high speed. (Always put the top on the container before processing.) Stop machine, and stir ingredients with a long wooden spoon. Blend for 15 seconds more on high speed.

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Blue Parrot

Legend has it that the blue hue of the flavorless liqueur curacao originally came from crushed beetles; today a food coloring is used.

Blue Parrot

Ingredients

Serves 4

* 1 lime wedge
* Coarse salt, for rims
* 1/2 cup tequila
* 1/4 cup Cointreau
* 1/4 cup blue curacao
* 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
* 1/4 cup superfine sugar
* 1 1/2 cups crushed ice

Directions

1. Rub the rim of each of four glasses with the lime wedge. Spread salt on a small plate, and dip glasses to coat the rims. In the jar of a blender, combine tequila, Cointreau, curacao, lime juice, sugar, and ice, and mix until smooth. Serve immediately in the prepared glasses.

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  1. August 6, 2010 11:05 am

    Rub the rim of each of four glasses with the lime wedge. Spread salt on a small plate, and dip glasses to coat the rims

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