A Mint Margarita Slush is pictured on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Mint Margarita Slushie

This cocktail is where margarita meets mojito. The combination of fresh mint and lime makes for a refreshing summer drink. And, with just a splash of simple syrup for sweetness, this is a frozen drink you can feel good about. 

A Mint Margarita Slush is pictured on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Happy Saturday, everyone! What’s on your weekend agenda? We’re heading to a friend’s house for a party tonight but don’t have much else planned — besides attempting to stay cool. It is still so hot outside. It’s almost unbearable. I usually love summer heat, but when it’s so humid the doors and windows start sweating, it gets to be a little much.

So when I saw this recipe pop up on social media yesterday afternoon, it spoke to me. Who isn’t dreaming of cocktails on Friday afternoons?

I will drink just about any cocktail that contains fresh mint in the summer. It brings such a refreshing, unexpected twist to classic drinks and I’ve never tried a fresh mint cocktail I haven’t liked. Mojitos are usually my number one choice, but this margarita changes everything.

I love this drink because it’s not overly sweet like so many other margarita recipes. The lime and mint pair perfectly with just a splash of simple syrup. I like to serve these margaritas with two-ingredient creamy salsa dip for happy hour.

I’m just sad I didn’t discover this drink earlier in the summer because I can’t get enough of it. Luckily, my mint crop is going strong. I plan to keep making these until it runs dry.

Cheers to staying cool! What’s your favorite summer drink?

A Mint Margarita Slush is pictured on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Mint Margarita Slushie

Recipe from Cooking Light

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2/3 cup ice

Directions

  1. Combine tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice and blend until smooth. If necessary, add additional ice to thicken.

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