Halloween is nearly here! You can’t tell I’m looking forward to it, right? I’ve been watching some of my favorite “scary” movies to get in the…spirit. 🙂 Truth be told, I haven’t actually read the book, but I swear, every time I see the Practical Magic midnight margarita scene, I wish that I had a similar tradition. I don’t really know why I’ve never started it. Maybe because I like to go to bed early?
If YOU would like to start your own midnight margarita tradition, Halloween is the perfect occasion! Not to mention today is Friday the 13th, eh? You could mix up a margarita for a solo nightcap or, even more fun, invite some friends over for movies and fire up the blender at midnight together. Grab some tequila and let’s get started!
Midnight Margaritas, On the Rocks
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz real lime juice
- coarse salt
- lime garnish
- Use a wedge of lime to wet the rim of your glass and turn the glass upside down in coarse salt to coat the rim. Carefully place at least half a glass worth of ice into the glass.
- Combine the tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker or separate glass and shake or stir.
- Being careful not to disturb your salted rim, pour your margarita into your glass over the ice. Garnish with lime wedge.
- Double, triple or quintuple this recipe if you’re hoping to fill a larger glass!
Midnight Margaritas, Frozen
- ice, about a quart
- 6 oz frozen limeade (half can)
- 6 oz tequila
- 2 oz triple sec
- coarse salt
- Combine ice, limeade concentrate, tequila and triple sec in blender. Blend on high until the drink is smooth.
- Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of your desired glass. Turn the glass upside down into a plate or shallow bowl of coarse salt to coat the rim.
- Carefully pour margarita into the glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Share the rest with your coven or store excess in the freezer.
The frozen recipe can also be adapted for an on-the-rocks version if you prefer. Instead of blending the mixture with ice, pour the ingredients into a pitcher and stir, adding 6 oz of water (or for more flavor, beer) and pour over a salted and iced glass. Garnish with lime.