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Strawberry Mint Margarita

Monday, June 18th, 2007

After working through several weekends only to spend my first weekend off having a hot, sweaty, dusty stoop sale, refreshing tasty beverages were in order. I had some beautiful deep red farmer’s market strawberries macerating with mint left over from topping a coconut tapioca pudding the night before, which made the perfect fruity base for a frozen margarita. Approximately something like this:

Combine 1 pint washed, hulled, and sliced fresh ripe strawberries, 4 tbsp agave nectar*, and 4 tbsp mint leaves. (Be sure to wash and dry the mint leaves.) Allow to macerate at least 5 minutes, or overnight. Fill a blender about 2/3 full of ice cubes. Add 1 cup tequila, 1/3 cup triple sec, juice of one lime, and strawberry mixture, and blend on high for several seconds until ice is pulverized and ingredients are combined thoroughly. Divide between 4 medium glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Serves 4.

*I love the idea of using agave nectar for this recipe, since it comes from the same cactus that tequila is made from. Even though it’s pricey, it’s sweet and tasty and has a low enough glycemic index that it’s approved for diabetics, which means it’s better for the rest of us too.