MY MOM'S ADDICTIVE, DELICIOUS & AUTHENTIC MARGARITA RECIPE
Well hello, lovers!
No, I'm not even drunk - just in a festive mood. Because it's Friday, sure, but also because I get to share one of my fave party starters ever. And by party starter, I mean this bad boy over here... AKA my mom's addictive, delicious and authentic margarita.
It's a party starter for sure, because every time I've had them, the evening (or day) ends up LIT AF. What can I say, we love to (day) drink in our family. And no, it's not as inappropriate as it sounds - I promise. Just a casual enjoying margs by the pool until shit gets real and my sister and I end up performing an incredibly accurate rendition of the Grease Lightning choreography situation. You know, no biggie. Just a regular Tuesday night. Just kidding - we only do that on weekends! Or at least we used to when I lived in Montreal.
But yeah, all that to say two things. One, my crowd knows how to party. Two, These margaritas play a BIG part in it. They've literally been invited to every single family party I can remember, ever since I was a child.
I've talked about this before, (in this guac recipe post, how fitting) but my uncle used to live in San Diego. Him and his wife were mad party people and she gave my mom this authentic margarita recipe. And, as they say, the rest is history. It's been in our family, and at our parties, ever since.
I've been wanting to share it with you guys forever, and I feel like now is the perfect time! It's like Fall is almost here in many places around the world, and I feel like this will bring back the last glimpses of summer for all of you. Like throw out the pumpkin spice lattes for a day, throw a kick-ass Mexican party and drink these margaritas one last time before the cold sets in. Then you can start thinking about Halloween and Christmas and whatnot. But do yourself a favour and make these margaritas at least ONCE. Then you won't be able to stop!
I've actually never made this margarita myself, because my mom does it SO well that I don't even wanna try. I feel like I would ruin it somehow... Which takes a lot for me to say, because I'm quite adventurous in the kitchen. Like, I'll make anything. But this marg is sacred to me. My mom makes it best... But you've never tasted hers, so by all means, please be my guest and MAKE IT! I swear, it's gonna change your life. You'll never be able to go out and drink a margarita somewhere without thinking mine is better. I know that sounds like a curse, but it's oddly satisfying - ha!
So without further ado, here's how you make this killer, addictive, deliciously authentic frozen margarita:
Authentic frozen Margarita Ingredients
1 can of frozen limeade
6 oz of tequila (I use Patron)
12 ice cubes
1/2 L of sparkling water
2 egg whites
Salt for the rims
Limes to garnish
HOW TO MAKE THESE BABIES
So I know I said I've never made these margaritas myself, but I've watched my mom make them seriously like 300 times. So I feel like I know how to make them by proxy. First, I have to say that the one thing that makes these margaritas special is that the ice is actually in the whipped egg whites. I know the list of ingredients sounds weird AF, but bear with me. I swear it's worth it.
First, you need to beat those egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Think making meringue, without actually baking it. Set that aside and then use a food processor to crush the ice until it's in tiny little pieces. Then, use a spoon or spatula (my mom uses a silicone spatula) to combine the ice with egg whites.
In a pitcher, mix the can of frozen limeade and the tequila, before adding the sparkling water. Wet the edge of the glasses with a slice of lime, and dip them in salt to create the salt rim. Fill each glass to two thirds with the margarita and top with the egg whites mix. Garnish with a slice of lime.
That's all guys! That's how you make the margaritas that I've been drinking my whole life! I swear they're delicious and I miss them every time I eat Mexican food, which happens a lot here in Cali.
Definitely let me know if you make them, I wanna know exactly how you feel about the whole thing. You can always leave me a comment below, or hit me up on Instagram!
P.S. The meal pictured with the margs is the Mexican salad & chicken kabobs I made for my mom last time I was in Montreal. You can find the recipe right here!
I hope all you guys have a fantastic weekend - hopefully drinking margaritas!
Love, Jenny xx