The past couple of weeks have been full of April showers. I think we had 9 days of rain in a row…it was gloomy and all I wanted to do was curl up on the sofa, eat ice cream and take a nap. I thought this week would be different, but Monday, nature threw a nasty storm our way. It was the first time I went through a tornado warning at work (thankfully, there was no tornado there.) However, most people in the area lost power, fences and trees fell down and there were apparently a few tornadoes in the southeast area of the state (which doesn’t happen very often).
A nice surprise after all of this bad weather is an unusual cool front. It feels like fall weather outside right now, which is a nice change away from 80 degrees and humid. So, to celebrate the lovely weather, I made this margarita. My usual favorite is strawberry margaritas, but since the grocery store near me had mangoes on sale, I had to make mango margaritas. I even bought extra mangoes to make some sorbet (SO good!).
The great thing about margaritas is that they really aren’t that complicated….your fruit of choice, tequila, orange liqueur, a bit of sugar or agave, lime juice and ice. Then, just blend it all. It takes minutes to make a pitcher full of these (for this recipe, you will want to double the recipe to make a pitcher full), and your guests will love you for it.
Frozen Mango Margarita
- 1 1/2 cups diced, peeled ripe mango
- 3 oz. white tequila
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 2 oz. lime juice
- 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend together until smooth. Enjoy!