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Tropical Margarita

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“Grab a can of tropical fruit salad from the pantry, and whip up a cool, refreshing Mexican cocktail. This ice-cold infusion is easily created with a quick whirl of the blender . First make a fruit purée, then a quick shake with all the ingredients.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 fresh lime
  • tablespoon simple syrup or 1 tablespoon sugar
  • tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon premium tequila
  • tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon premium triple sec
  • ice
  • orange and lime wedge (to garnish)


  1. 1 ounce 2 tablespoons, canned tropical fruit salad, in natural juices, pureed from 15-ounce can.
  2. Equipment:.
  3. Martini shaker or pint glass.
  4. Shaking tin.
  5. Strainer.
  6. Blender.
  7. Do ahead: Empty canned, tropical fruit salad into blender and purée the contents well.
  8. For one cocktail drink: Juice the lime and pour into martini shaker. Add simple syrup, tequila, Triple Sec and 1 ounce tropical fruit salad purée. Fill martini shaker with ice and shake vigorously 10 times. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange and a lime wedge.
  9. Serving glass: 10-ounce martini glass (chilled).
  10. Servings: 1.
  11. Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 240 (based on 80-proof tequila and using 1 tablespoon sugar)**.
  12. *Note: One, 15-ounce can of tropical fruit salad in natural juices makes 15 drinks.
  13. **Note: Higher-proof tequila contributes more calories; Triple Sec is commonly 48 proof.
  14. ***Note: Want a non-alcoholic margarita punch instead? Combine the puréed fruit with a carbonated lemon-lime drink in a tall glass with ice – the amount to match your taste, and garnish with orange and lime slices.

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