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If a lemonade was turned into a sorbet but with tequila, this is what we would have. This is so refreshing and perfect to cool down this summer. Enjoy with a straw, spoon or as it is.
I was one of those kids who did not like Lemonade mainly because we didn’t have access to lemons easily in Bombay, so we made Limeade and it was yummy but when I tasted lemonade I felt like it wasn’t being true to the limes. In saying this, I have grown to enjoy making my lemonade slushy with a variety of flavors during the summers in Dubai. However, this recipe is no ordinary Joe, it is my Tequila Lemonade Slushy that is so simple but absolutely refreshing.
Now, before we get into details, this is a blender drink which means you NEED a blender to make it, if you don’t have one check out these other cocktail recipes that you might like. Also, you blender needs to be a high powered one, I have tried making this in a small blender and it has fused my motor as we are blending ice and that can be heavy load. I have used my Panasonic everyday blender, Nutribullet and my Black and Decker smoothie blender (non of these are sponsored either am I affiliated with any of them, they are merely my go to brands at home). I have not tried using my food processor hence I would not recommend it.
The ingredients are straightforward and need no introduction, it is a lemonade hence Lemons are essential. If you can’t access them you can totally make this using limes. I have also made this with sweet limes and not added any sweetener. Speaking of which, I have used honey but in the past I have made it with agave syrup and its been delicious as well. When I was younger I would use sugar but now I don’t think you need to add it. If you prefer less sweet lemonade reduce the honey in this. You could add the zest of the lemon into the drink or on top as a garnish but you honestly don’t need it as the slushy just melts on your tongue like a hot knife on butter. Let us talk Tequila real quick, tequila can only be made from blue Weber agave plant that is a product of Mexico. There are mainly two types of tequila, Mixtos or 100% agave. Mixtos consists of minimum 51% agave that has been mixed in with other sugars and ingredients however the 100% agave (Blanco or Plata) is harsher and more bold in flavor.
Food Pairing: As this is a slushy, I wouldn’t recommend serving it with a main course but rather with finger foods. Serve the sweetened cocktail with salted nuts, hard salted pretzels and light canapés. In saying this you could also serve mini hard shell taco bites or nacho chips with guacamole and tomato salsa. A refreshing fruit salad also goes well with this drink.
You can watch how I made it here. Enough chat, let us make some cocktails Happy Shaking Ninjas! Cheers.
- 60 ml Lemon Juice fresh
- 1 tsp Honey
- 60 ml Tequila
- 120 ml Water
- 300 gm Ice cubes
- Slice of lemon
- Lemon zest
- Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until the ice is smooth you have a soft sorbet texture.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness. Add more lemon juice if you’d like or add more tequila if you want it stronger.
- Spoon the mixture into two glasses and serve with a slice of lemon on the side of the glass.
- You can use limes instead of lemons.
- Adjust the sweetness as per your palate. Same with the tequila.
- Add more ice if the mixture is to liquid. And add more lemon juice/water if it doesn’t blend. However let the blender try to blend it all together before you add anything into the mix.
- Make note that addition of any extra ingredients will change the taste and texture so be mindful.