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Flavors of Love: Strawberry, Watermelon and Raspberry Margaritas

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This Valentine's Day season, there's no better way to celebrate than with a delicious pink drink. Here are three recipes for tasty, fruity cocktails that are perfect for a casual cocktail on Valentine's Day or a romantic night in. Try making one of these drinks in your frozen concoction maker today.

Strawberry Margarita
Aside from the traditional lime margarita, strawberry margaritas are a popular pick. And because of their strong, sweet taste and deep red color they're the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail. Follow this recipe to make a delicious margarita at home. Here's what you'll need:

  • 6 ounces or 4 shots of silver tequila
  • 6 ounces strawberry puree or an equivalent amount fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 4 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • Ice
  • Your frozen concoction maker.

Fill the margarita machine's ice reservoir to the correct level and measure the remaining ingredients. Pour the alcohol, juice and fruit in the party machine's blender jar and then hit the switch to shave the ice and blend the cocktail. This recipe makes about two drinks, and you can multiply for more rounds. Serve in romantic margarita glasses with sugar rims and Valentine's Day garnishes.

Strawberry margaritas are a great idea any time of the year.Strawberry margaritas are a great idea any time of the year.

Watermelon Margarita
Choose a light pink drink over a deep red one to switch it up on Valentine's Day. This sweet and tangy cocktail is a popular choice in the middle of the summer when melons are at peak ripeness and everyone is hankering for something cold. But this drink also works well in February because no other fruit can achieve that perfect pink hue. Follow this romantic recipe and mix these ingredients in your frozen concoction maker:

  • 6 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed or balled watermelon
  • 1.5 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar.

Make sure the ice compartment is full and let the machine do the rest. You'll be left with a tasty frozen treat in no time. Serve in a sugar-rimmed glass with a watermelon cube and lime wedge as garnishes. You can add a splash of chili powder to this sweet drink for an extra punch or you can save time and use frozen watermelon cubes or balls for an extra cold drink.

Raspberry Margarita
Continue the theme of red and pink with a tasty raspberry margarita. Here's all you need to make this drink:

  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces Chambord or another raspberry liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 3 ounces raspberries.

Simply mix these in your frozen concoction maker with ice and garnish with limes and raspberries. Consider adding a few Valentine's Day items like a fun heart-shaped garnish or serve with chocolate-covered raspberries.

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.