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Backyard Margarita


In the spirit of beautiful summer evenings where fireflies abound, this next post is not only delicious but downright delightful.  Backyard Margaritas are light, refreshing and just the ticket when relaxing with family or friends in your backyard.  Whether served on the rocks in a traditional margarita glass, a tall Pilsner beer stein, or beautifully in a modern presentation using a Riedel stemless crystal wineglass, they are sure to be a hit at any party.  I like using Minute Maid limeade, but think that frozen lemonade would work in a pinch.  Be sure to use a light beer and do not substitute the Club Soda.  I am a pink Champagne kind-of-girl so for me the bubbly is what makes this margarita distinctive.


1 12-ounce can of Minute Maid frozen Limeade

12-ounces of chilled Club Soda

1 12-ounce can of chilled light beer (I’ve used Michelob Ultra Light and Miller Lite)

6-ounces of Tequila

ice cubes

lime wedge

coarse salt

In glass pitcher pour frozen limeade.  Next add can of beer.  Using empty limeade can to measure add 1 can or 12-ounces of chilled club soda.  Next add 1/2 a can or 6 ounces of Tequila.  Stir.  Run lime wedge around rim of serving glass.  Dip rim into salt.  Next add ice cubes to serving glass.  Pour in Margarita.  Garnish with lime wedge and fresh mint, if desired.

Photo by suebthefoodie.  ©, 2011.
Recipe given to me by T.O. M. R.

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