That up above obviously isn't a tequila smoothie. It's white wine. But I made the tequila smoothie on Wednesday night at 9pm and it was too dark to take a picture. For you visual learners, it was a purple smoothie.
However, I knew I wanted to share it with you because it was pretty fantastic. There's a reason why I refer to it as a smoothie instead of a margarita, and it was really a case of necessity being the mother of invention.
And there's a story behind this invention…
I drink a spinach smoothie almost everyday and I've even started putting in celery and blueberries for added nutrients. So, I do make healthy things in the blender.
However, when you discover the reason why you've had to set mousetraps in the basement (because your husband bought a Costco-sized box of individually wrapped crackers and put it down there), you need something stronger than spinach. This box of crackers was sitting on the shelving with all of our extra kitchen supplies and dishes we don't use. In other words, a lot of stuff that Kristin had to clean. Luckily, I'd already started the process of putting extra kitchen stuff into large plastic bins, so the clean dishes and appliances had a place to go.
After I huffed and puffed my way through clearing stuff out of the basement and cursing my luck and washing and re-washing things that were near the aforementioned crackers, I needed a drink. So a tequila smoothie it was because I didn't quite have the ingredients on hand for a margarita.
The chore continued well into yesterday and when I looked at the clock I was shocked to find out it was already 4:30pm. Any time after 4:00 is okay for wine in my book. Since I was now out of tequila, Yellowtail would have to do.
I had a curious onlooker. He was depressed because I had things to do and couldn't play. Dishes don't wash themselves, Scout.
This is just what I added based on the ingredients I had on hand. I started throwing things into the blender and the end result was a fruity, refreshing, smoothie-like drink.
1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (I used chunks of pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries)
Juice of half a lime
1-2 shots tequila
1-2 shots coconut rum
Juice, about 3/4 cup (I used Simply Lemonade Mango)
Blend it up and enjoy (while sitting in bed watching something ridiculous…I chose Hart of Dixie.)