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 title=”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

[/ingredients]

[directions title=”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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