Top 5 Spa Margaritas to Beat the Summer Heat

9 Aug

WoW it’s hotter than Mexico out this Summer and with all the love you have shown for our Spatinis we thought you might enjoy a cool Spagarita (that’s a Spa Style healthier version of a margarita). Ole!

Spagarita
Mijares Restaurant Pasadena

2 oz of clear Agave Tequila
2 Tblspoons Lime juice
Triple Sec to taste

Mix & serve – for a frozen version blend w/ 1 cup of ice.

Spa-Garita
(Mocktail version from Red Mountain Spa via Healing Lifestyles and Spas)

4 ounces limeade
2 ounces orange juice
1 wedge lime, dredged in salt

Mix the limeade and orange juice. Serve over ice, blended with ice, or blended frozen.
Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Watermelon Spagarita
(from Saveur)
Serves 2

FOR THE WATERMELON-INFUSED TEQUILA:
* 1 medium-size seedless watermelon
* 1 750-ml bottle of silver tequila

FOR THE MARGARITA:
* 4 oz. of the watermelon-infused tequila
* 2 oz. frozen limeade
* 2 cubes of the infused watermelon
* 1 1⁄2 oz. Cointreau
* Watermelon wedges

For the infused tequila, cut a watermelon into 1″ cubes (rind removed) until you have roughly 2 lbs. of fruit. Transfer to a glass jar, pour in tequila, seal jar, and let steep for 2 days.

To make drinks, combine the watermelon-infused tequila, 2 cups crushed ice, frozen limeade, infused watermelon, and Cointreau in a blender. Purée until slushy. Garnish with watermelon wedges.

BlueBeauty Spagarita
(from yours truly)

Mix the basic Spagarita recipe at top. Add 1/2 cup of blueberries blended & subbing the clear Agave tequila for Blue Agave tequila.

Watermelon Cucumber Spagarita
(from Epicurious)

1 1/2 cups 1-inch chunks rindless watermelon
6 (1/8-inch-thick) slices English hothouse cucumber
15 large fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup 100% blue agave silver tequila
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 cups ice cubes, divided
2 small watermelon triangles, each skewered with 1 cucumber round (for garnish)
2 fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)

Place first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Press firmly on solidswith muddler or back of wooden spoon until mashed. Mix intequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup , and Cointreau, then 1 cup ice.Stir to blend well. Strain into large glass measuring cup. Divideremaining ice between 2 tall glasses. Pour Margarita mixtureover. Garnish with watermelon skewers and mint sprigs

*BONUS Spa-garita Cicles

Super icy way to enjoy – pour drink into popsicle molds like these from Tovolo and chill!  Do you have a favorite “Spa” Cocktail that’s lower in sugar/calories than it’s secular sister?  Feel free to share in the comments links welcome!

Live, love and lounge, Candy

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