Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Thursday | Whole Fruit Margarita

October 24, 2013

Thirsty Thursday | Whole Fruit Margarita

Last weekend Keith came home from Costco with the Vitamix blenderwe've been eying for years. It's definitely not a cheap blender, at close to $380 dollars (we have the one without the automatic soup / ice cream settings, the one with those settings costs closer to $500), but it does so many amazing things. It chops onions (or anything) just like a food processor would, blends the smoothest smoothies ever and has the capabilities to make soups, whipped desserts and ice creams.

One of the first things I did when he brought it home was look up different recipes to make with it using my favorite Pinterest! You can check out my Vitamix pinterest board if you'd like to see some of the things we've been making.

I was so excited when I saw this recipe for a Whole Fruit Margarita -- I knew it was going to be GOOD! And it was. And can you believe the short ingredients list? There really are only the things you see above in addition to ice and a little water. (I skipped the Grand Marnier, because we were all out.)

1/4 cup water
6 ounces tequila
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 medium orange, peeled and halved
1 lime, peeled and halved
1 lemon, peeled, halved, and seeded
6 tablespoons sugar
6 cups ice cubes

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.

2. Select Variable 1.

3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.

4. Blend for 45 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

5. Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses.

*You can definitely use a regular blender to make this same margarita, but it may not come out as smooth as the one picture above

This is truly the best margarita I have ever made at home!! It's smooth, refreshing and tastes SO fresh -- no syrupy sour taste like most mixes have. It's probably also the closest you could get to a "clean" cocktail too. My sister had me laughing when she said it could count as a serving of fruit for your "afternoon snack". Ha! Next time I think I'll substitute agave nectar for the 6 tbsps sugar, and maybe even add a little triple sec.

If you're looking for more great Vitamix recipes please check out these Vitamix Blender recipes!


Colleen Sullivan said...

The vitamix is THE blender for moms. Seriously :) I'm fully trying this out... Maybe today (it's been rough in these parts recently).

Colleen Sullivan said...

You will not regret it Erin! It is now the only way I will make a margarita from now on. Period. Next time I want to try it with some mango too.

Colleen Sullivan said...

Mmmm. Mango. Think it's too early to make one now?

Colleen Sullivan said...

Oooh yes. Now I'm ready for a margarita!

Colleen Sullivan said...

We used to have a Vitamix, that thing is a BEAST! I just ate lunch at work and now you have me craving a boozy marg! ;)



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Colleen Sullivan said...

That is the best sounding margarita! We might have to give that a try this weekend! I don't have a vitamix but we have a breville blender that is pretty impressive (I made a fair amount of baby puree in it so I think it'll be up to the task!). Just in time for the weekend - yummy!

Colleen Sullivan said...

We have heard so many great things about the Vitamix! And that looks yummy :) Just came across your blog, so darling!!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Thank you so much :) We are so happy with the Vitamix. It blends the ice down so well and so smoothly-- you'd barely know it was there if it weren't for how cold and refreshing the drinks are!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Yay! I'm sure the Breville can do the same amazing-ness for this marg!!

Colleen Sullivan said...


Colleen Sullivan said...

I seriously urge you to try this recipe An!!

Colleen Sullivan said...

No not at all! I hope you did!!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I've been DYING to get a VitaMix for a couple months now but can't convince my husband we need one based on the cost. I have all these ideas of healthy smoothie breakfasts I could make so I am excited to gather more recipes. Thanks for the link to your pinterest board! Keep posting on what's good too please :)