Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas in Celebration of National Tequila Day!

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

We all identify with some holidays more than others.  For instance, I have a friend who lives Christmas nearly all year round while I struggle to get into the spirit for just a few weeks in December.  Other friends pine for Valentines Day and still others are all about the red, white and blue of the 4th of July.  Me??  I tend to prefer holidays that somehow revolve around food with Thanksgiving right up there on the top of my list.  Another favorite though, has to be National Tequila Day.


Not quite a Hallmark Holiday, July 24th, or National Tequila Day, can be celebrated year round.  Whether you prefer your tequila straight, with a squeeze of lime, or blended into a tart margarita, there are a plethora of choices out there and something for most everyone.

Years ago I was known as a "Margarita Girl", but as I aged matured my preferences changed.  I've always liked a strong tequila taste, and this somehow morphed into actually preferring tequila straight rather than sweetened in a Margarita.  Find me a good sipping tequila and you have my cocktail of choice.

As such, you can imagine my sheer joy at receiving a box, actually a day after my birthday, filled with samples of Casa Noble Tequila!  We det all sorts of blog mail here at Liv Life, but this has to rank up there as one of the most fun.

With summer in full swing and a neighborhood gathering on the horizon, a tequila cocktail seemed to be in order, and that perfectly ripe watermelon from the farmer's market just begged to be included.  Making both rocks and blended frozen margarita versions, I positively shocked myself by preferring the simple frozen concoction which simply burst with summer brightness.

Using the Casa Noble Crystal (I love the name!), the first requirement is definitely to sip.  Pure, clean and crisp, the Crystal lives up to its name and is truly a delight.  Mixed with a few simple and fresh ingredients, our Frozen Watermelon Margarita is slightly sweet and smooth, and might I say the perfect libation by the pool on a hot afternoon.

How will you celebrate National Tequila Day??  We'd love to hear your favorite recipes!!


Frozen Watermelon Margarita


Frozen Watermelon Margarita
Blended to a slushy perfection, this summery margarita goes down easy!
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Generous 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
Juice of 1 lime (about 3 Tbs)
2-4 oz. Casa Noble Crystal Tequila (or your favorite blanco)
agave to taste**
1/4 cup crushed ice

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until slushy.  Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with lime wedges or slices.  Enjoy!

Liv Life Note:  I tend to prefer my margaritas on the tart side and used about 1/2 tsp of agave to sweeten... my husband mentioned that this might be a little tart for others (his face may have even puckered just a bit) and he recommends 1 tsp agave.

Frozen Watermelon Margarita
Happy National Tequila Day!
Thank you to Casa Noble for sending us samples of your tequila (we received three 50 ml samples to try).  You have a new fan in me... Cheers!!

Looking for more Tequila recipes?  We've got a few of our favorites here  - and all would work fabulously with Casa Noble!
(click the title to go to the recipe):
 

 Roasted Pineapple and Jalapeño Tequila

Margarita Lime Jell-O Cubes

Frozen Margarita Lime Pie


10 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Kim and sounds just fantastic, what a great summer treat!

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    1. Thanks Chris!! It was completely fabulous!!

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  2. Margaritas (or maybe that pie) are about the only way I can handle tequila. Straight up gives me a really, really bad headache. But I do love the mixed drinks with it. I could definitely handle the watermelon concoction you came up with there...slushiefied, please! :)

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  3. Mmmmm....a nice refreshing treat! I knew there was more than one reason for me to have frozen watermelon cubes in my freezer! :-)

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    1. Agreed! I'm now thinking watermelon cubes frozen is a must to always have in the freezer!

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  4. Now that is one good looking drink my friend! YUM

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  5. I like my margaritas on the tart side too :-) This looks absolutely delicious, and now that I know tomorrow is National Tequila Day, I have no excuse not to celebrate with a watermelon margarita. Cheers!!!

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  6. I bet this is so delicious, I add watermelon to our smoothies sometimes and I absolutely love the flavor!! This drink sounds perfect for summer.

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  7. That looks SO good!! I will definitely be back for this recipe when our hot weather hits. :-)

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