Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BEST Blended Marg (machine) ever!

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The Summer is winding down.

But we still have a good 2 months of making killer Margs.

This machine (and my tip) will make your BLENDED Margaritas even better.




You probably know by now One Picky Chick likes One Good Cocktail from time to time.  Especially in Arizona.  Even more during the Summer.  There's always a party to be throwing/attending/planning here.  Plus, during the Summer, we hang out in pools.  A lot.  It's pretty hot in the Sonoran Desert.  And pool goes hand in hand with a fun drink!  The heat further specifies a COLD, blended drink!

So I bring you this...
Blended Mango Margarita
I know… it's awesome. I'll tell you how to make it in a sec.  But first,  I have to explain the Blended, at home, Margarita - couldn't be a Blended Margarita without this…


If you can't see it… it's a Margaritaville Blender, specific for… well need I say…?  Yea, it's Jimmy Buffet's brand and it's sold, like, everywhere.  Just hop on the internet.


This is the deluxe one but I think you can pick one up for tops $200…. maybe even less somewhere (Amazon?).  Point is, a normal blender doesn't even come close.  This more "shaves" the ice then blends.  You'll be amazed. 

Now, back to the actual frozen concoction we made.  TIP ALERT: I can tell you, besides this machine the other key to a great blended cocktail is FROZEN FRUIT.  Just adding ice to your little juice/alcohol mix doesn't do it.  It's the frozen fruit that puts it in a completely different stratosphere. 

So, for the this little Mango ditty -- you need to get -- you betcha.. frozen Mangoes!  


 Here's all that you need:
3 oz Silver tequila
1 oz orange liqueur
2 oz mango juice
squeeze of lime juice
1 to 1 & 1/2 cups of frozen mango
1 cup of ice
(makes 1 large drink or 2 small ones)

Here's all you do:
SIMPLE.  Plop all the above into the MARGARITAVILLE blender and mix/blend until it's the desired consistency.  You'll know… it's very similar to a Jamba Juice (if they have those where you are).

Lastly, if you're not into mangos… you can fill in the blank with your own favorite fruit.  For example, use the above recipe but sub out frozen mango and mango juice for frozen strawberries and strawberry juice.  Or whatever your heart desires!  That basic recipe will work with anything.

Bottom line, it will knock your socks off, keep you cool and extremely happy because it's so yum!  Try it this weekend while sitting at the pool/beach or lake!!!  It just chills me out thinking about it!