Fresh Fruit Paletas & Tropical Margarita Bar

Have you ever had a headache after drinking one too many margaritas? I have a feeling it was not because of the tequila, but because of the artificial sweeteners in the sweet and sour margarita mix. Do yourself a favor and don’t buy store bought mix. Instead, replace it with easy organic lemonade and garnish with fresh lemon slices and mint leaves.

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Back in the day I drank my fair share of bottled sweet and sour margarita mix with cheap tequila, but now after making so many homemade margaritas, I can’t stand the taste of that neon lime stuff.

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Making homemade margaritas is so simple. All you need is fruit juice and some quality tequila and if you want to add an extra kick, then add a splash of orange liqueur. That’s it! But why stop at citrus margaritas? Let’s liven up this fiesta and add some fresh exotic fruit and make a tropical margarita bar.

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I love a margarita bar because everyone can choose their own ingredients and make their own cocktail. Another option is to make a large batch and let your guests self-serve directly from the KitchenAid® Diamond Blender jar. Bonus: no need to dirty any additional dishes.

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The best part about this margarita bar is that the entire recipe is made in the KitchenAid® Diamond Blender. Enjoy your party without a cocktail shaker in hand and have fun sipping delicious fresh fruity margaritas with your guests.

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This margarita bar includes organic lemonade, a variety of fresh fruits such as mangos, strawberries, and exotic passion fruit along with an assortment of tequilas and agave nectar for some added sweetness.

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Don’t let this margarita bar go to waste – Use some of the lemon mix and fresh fruit to make popsicles too.

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Voila! You have a margarita bar for the adults and popsicles for the children. Everyone will surely have a great time.

Fresh Fruit Paletas & Tropical Margarita Bar



INGREDIENTS

For the organic lemon margarita mix

2 (64-ounce) bottles of organic lemonade
12 mint leaves
2 lemons, sliced
1 passion fruit, pulp (optional)


For the margarita bar

Organic lemon margarita mix
Tequilas of various styles
Agave nectar
2 limes, halved
2 lemons, halved
2 pounds strawberries, hulled
4 mangos, peeled, pitted, and chopped
Course salt for glass rims
Raw sugar for glass rims


For the strawberry and mango margaritas

Makes 2-3 servings

2 cups organic lemon margarita mix
3 ounces tequila of your choice
1 ounce orange liqueur
Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/2 cup fresh fruit (mangos or strawberries or combination of both)


DIRECTIONS

For the organic lemon margarita mix
Combine all the ingredients in a drink dispenser.
For the strawberry and mango margaritas
Add all ingredients to a KitchenAid® Diamond Blender.
Moisten rims of the glasses with a lime and coat with course salt or raw sugar.
Pour the blended margarita mixture in glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh fruit slices or mint leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.


For the Strawberry Mango Paletas (Popsicles)



Makes 10 servings

Add sliced strawberries, chopped mangos, and passion fruit pulp, if using. Fill with organic lemon margarita mix or coconut water.
Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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