Frozen Sunrise Margaritas
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
From epicurious February, 2013.
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- margarita salt or coarse sea salt, for rimming glasses
- lime wedge, for rimming glasses
- 1/2 c
- frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 1/2 c
- orange juice
- 3/4 c
- tequila (6 ounces)
- 2 Tbsp
- cointreau or triple sec (1 ounce)
- 2 Tbsp
- lime juice
- 3 c
- crushed ice
- 1/4 c
- 4 slice
- orange, for garnish
- maraschino cherries, for garnish
1Spread a layer of salt in a shallow dish. Run lime wedge around the rims of 4 highball glasses to moisten; dip rims in salt.
2Place orange juice concentrate, orange juice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a blender. Add ice and pulse until smooth. Divide margarita evenly among glasses.
3Tilt glasses and pour 1 tablespoon grenadine down the side of each drink; grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a sunset effect. Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries and serve.
The straight sides of highball glasses are ideal for achieving the sunrise effect. Traditional margarita glasses won't work if you want this look.