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Best Porch Margaritas

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With the sweltering heat of summer, sometimes there's nothing better to do than relax on your porch and sip a frosty margarita. Although it's not difficult for a Parrothead to find time to kick up his or her feet and and relax with a frozen cocktail, it's important to find the right flavor. Here are a few margarita recipes you may want to consider while you relax on your porch or deck. 

Use fresh watermelon for the optimal margarita.Use fresh watermelon for the optimal margarita.

The Watermelon Margarita 
Watermelons may be one of the most beloved summer foods. Juicy and sweet, watermelons are a staple of summertime fun for many Americans. Include this delicious fruit into your home bar for a sippable summer concoction. Try this recipe: 

  • 7.5 ounces or 5 shots tequila 
  • 4.5 ounces of elderflower liqueur
  • 2 cups cut, seeded watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 3 ounces lime juice 
  • Ice. 

Fill up your frozen concoction maker's ice container then add the remaining ingredients to its blender jar. Flip the switch and watch as your machine shaves the ice into the perfect size and mixes a great porch drink. Pour into large glasses and sip slowly. Garnish with a lime. 

Sorbet Lime Margarita
Watermelon is a fun summer flavor, but the classic margarita taste will always be lime. Upgrade your classic frozen margarita with a bit of sorbet. Here's what you'll need:  

  • 4.5 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces triple sec
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • 2 scoops of lime sorbet
  • A dash of sugar
  • Ice. 

Simply put all of your ingredients in your margarita maker and let the machine do the rest. It'll make a sweet and tangy alcoholic treat that's as cold as it is delicious. Double or triple the recipe for any guests who are relaxing on the porch with you. Garnish with a lime or another scoop of sorbet. 

Remember to freeze your bananas ahead of time for the best cocktail. Remember to freeze your bananas ahead of time for the best cocktail.

Frozen Banana Margarita 
Frozen bananas are popular in smoothies and milkshakes because they add both texture and flavor. Try them in a relaxing, slow-sipped margarita recipe this summer. Load up your party machine with ice and then toss in these ingredients to its blender jar: 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 6 ounces tequila 
  • 3 ounces banana liqueur
  • 1/2 strawberries 
  • 3 ounces lime juice
  • 1 splash of triple sec
  • Ice. 

This will make a great, fruity pitcher of a unique margarita. Pour it in a large glass and drink it through a straw while you kick back in a hammock or rocking chair out on your porch. 

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