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.
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?
Mint Margarita Slushie
- 1 1/2 oz. tequila
- 2 oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 5 mint leaves
- 2/3 cup ice
- Combine tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice and blend until smooth. If necessary, add additional ice to thicken.