This low carb cocktail is cold and slushy — just right for hot summer days. I’m calling it a Tropical Margarita Slush because it’s full of tropical flavor and it reminds me of all of the trips to 7-11 for slushies that I made when I was a kid. You’ll enjoy this grown up version — and with 0 carbs you’ll be able to enjoy it without guilt!
For this recipe you’ll need: silver tequila, lime juice, coconut pineapple water enhancer, powdered ginger, aromatic bitters, ice
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It’s July and that means that summer is in full swing for most of us in the northern hemisphere. It’s definitely asserting it’s presence here in Dallas with the thin red line on the thermometer hitting 98F this afternoon with a breeze that scrapes across your skin. If you’ve experienced summers where the temperature goes triple digits you totally understand how a breeze can scrape. That breeze holds the promise of even hotter weather to come.
With those kinds of temperatures you need something cold and icy — or at least ?I do. I drink water to stay hydrated but there comes a point when I just want to sit down with an icy glass of something adult.
Like a Tropical Margarita Slush.
Tropical drinks trick your mind into thinking that you’ve cooled down. I don’t understand the magic of it all, I just know that it’s true. I can drink ice water or iced tea all day long or I can sip on a perfectly done gin and tonic but neither of those things will create an island breeze in my imagination. This tropical cocktail does exactly that. It makes me feel cool.
In more ways than one.
So what if the tropical breeze is created by my ceiling fans and air conditioner (not thinking about the electric bill)? So what if the sound of the ocean waves is actually the dogs’ electric water dish (it’s super cool! It has a fountain that keeps the water fresh)? Summer is made for relaxing whether that is on the beach or on your porch — or in my case at the kitchen table. And long summer evenings just don’t get better than this.
Unless you really are at the beach or on a cruise. That would definitely be better.
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For tropical tikki cocktails with no carbs you’ve got to have this coconut pineapple water enhancer! All of the flavor and none of the carbs! Aromatic bitters gives this drink a little spicy punch – and I like Fee Bros. Aromatic Bitters better than any of the other ones I’ve tried.
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce water
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut-pineapple water enhancer
- 1/4 tespoon dried ginger
- Dash aromatic bitters
- 1/2 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on high until thick and slushy.
- Pour into a chilled margarita glass and garnish as desired.
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