Kara Zorn on March 20, 2013 0 Comments Lifestyle, Recipes frozen drink machine, margarita machine, margarita recipes, margaritaville In honor of the first day of spring, and with summer around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite margarita recipes. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been pinning recipes all winter in preparation. Sure, you can sip on a margarita or daiquiri any time of the year, but let’s face it, they taste ten times better at an outdoor beach bar or backyard BBQ. There’s no better line of drink makers to get these parties started than Margaritaville. Unlike your everyday household blender, they shave the ice before mixing the contents of the drink thus providing a perfect frozen drink consistency every time. With Margaritaville, you’ll be serving restaurant quality drinks at home! Here’s just a few of the recipes we’re planning to try this spring and summer with our favorite frozen drink makers. Strawberry Sriracha Margarita We love a hot cocktail and have all jumped on the sriracha kick lately. Try this Strawberry Sriracha Margarita for a spicy spin on a strawberry margarita. Ingredients: 2 cups chopped strawberries 16 oz. (2 cups) tequila 2 oz. (¼ cup) Contreau or orange flavored liquor ½ tbs agave nectar ½ to 1tsp sriracha 2 – 3 cups Ice Instructions: Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add all remaining ingredients to the blending jar blend and serve. We recommend: The Margaritaville Bahamas (DM0500). It’s perfect for your smaller, more intimate parties. We found this recipe here Berry Wine Smoothie Here’s a funky recipe to get your guests raving about your creativity. There’s always going to be an attendee with a taste for something other than margaritas and this wine smoothie will surely do the trick. Ingredients: 1 bag frozen fruit – we used a mixture of blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries 1 cup white wine Instructions: For this recipe switch the control to blend only, add ingredients to the blending jar, blend and serve. We recommend: The Margaritaville Fiji (DM2000). A necessity for your next family BBQ, pool party, or beach vacation. The Fiji is quite versatile with 4 automated settings, has an ice reservoir that can hold enough ice for 3 pitchers, and of course, the shave & blend feature. This recipe comes from here Peach Margarita Ingredients: 1 cup fresh peach chunks 3 oz tequila 1 oz triple sec 2 tbsp agave nectar 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 3 cups ice Instructions: Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add all remaining ingredients to the blending jar blend and serve. We recommend: The Margaritaville Key West (DM1000). Perfect for the pool side or outdoor bar. With programmable settings, you can entertain guests or just relax while your drinks are blended perfectly with every recipe. Virgin Frozen Margarita Ingredients: 1 (6-oz) can frozen limeade concentrate ¾ cup orange juice ¾ cup grapefruit juice 2 -3 cups ice Lime wedge Coarse sugar Instructions: Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add orange juice, grapefruit juice, and limeade to the blending jar blend with shaved ice and serve with lime and coarse sugar on rimmed glass. We recommend: The Margaritaville Tahiti (DM3000). Try the Peach Margarita and Strawberry Sriracha Margarita along with your kids’ favorite virgin drink in the Tahiti, which uses, not one, but three 24-oz blending jars.