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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Strawberry Margaritas (Fernando Special)


Since I shared my beloved Honeymoon Tacos, I would be remiss in sharing another honeymoon favorite.

Since we honeymooned in Mexico, my husband and I thought that fabulous margaritas would available everywhere.  Not so.  Instead, we found many “2 for 1 specials” that were made with super sweet syrup and not much else.  Major disappointment…until we happened upon the bar located in the hotel next to ours.

Bracing ourselves for yet another disappointment, we ordered our drinks from a bar tender named Fernando and were blown away.  Now these were the perfect margaritas we were after!  As we went back to the bar every day for the remainder of our trip (yes, daily – we were on vacation!) I started watched Fernando closely as he mixed our margaritas so we could recreate them at home (not an easy feat when you’re on your second margarita).

After the honeymoon, as we unpacked our wedding gifts and settled in to married life, we decided to try out our margaritas.  Success!  Our favorite margaritas came home with us and 5 years later, we still enjoy them (just not daily!) and now you can too – cheers!


Strawberry Margaritas (Fernando Special)
An Amy Original

8 oz frozen strawberries with syrup, partially thawed
3 oz lemon-lime soda (like Sprite)
2 ½ oz tequila
2-3 cups of ice (depending on the size of the glasses and how frozen the strawberries are)
Lime or strawberry slices, optional


Place all ingredients in a blender.  Start on a low setting, gradually increasing speed to the highest setting.  Once the mixture is completely smooth, pour it into margarita glasses.  Garnish with lime slices or strawberries as desired.

Enjoy!
Amy

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