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Old 23-06-2014, 19:45   #46
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Re: Margaritas

I read a while ago that you can freeze tonic water and use it as the ice in a gin and tonic. Why can't we freeze lime juice in ice cube trays to use in Margaritas? It might be a little tough on the boat, but I am going to try it at home. The advantage is that your drinks will not get watered down , although that has never slowed me down!

BTW, I am enjoying a 2-1-1 Margarita at the moment. Very nice!

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I read a while ago that you can freeze tonic water and use it as the ice in a gin and tonic. Why can't we freeze lime juice in ice cube trays to use in Margaritas? It might be a little tough on the boat, but I am going to try it at home. The advantage is that your drinks will not get watered down , although that has never slowed me down!

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Great idea freezing lime juice, particularly for someone like me who likes extra lime. I am going to give that a go.

Regarding G&Ts, what takes a little monitoring, but is fantastic, is to pop the can of tonic in the freezer for about 45 min beforehand (try half an hour the first time to be on the safe side). The aim is to get it very slightly slushy, but without any harder shards of ice). Set a timer, don't ask why . No ice at all is needed then. When gin is added the ice liquefies, but if you get it just right small flakes of slush are still visible.

If you have overdone the freezing a bit, then pour a little gin in the can.

Just magic on a super hot day .
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Just an semi off topic, but there are non-water "ice" cubes.
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I read a while ago that you can freeze tonic water and use it as the ice in a gin and tonic. Why can't we freeze lime juice in ice cube trays to use in Margaritas?
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Just an semi off topic, but there are non-water "ice" cubes.
Continuing the "semi off topic" I tried freezing ice cubes made of fresh peach chunks and orange flesh topped off with orange juice. I used these for my Pimm's with soda water and lemon slices this evening (my favourite low alcohol long drink on a hot day). It is traditionally made with lemonade but I find that far too sweet.

It was a great success! When the cubes had dissolved slightly I spooned them out and munched on them, before adding fresh cubes. They were just like fruity icy poles .

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My ex-wife and I used to freeze lemon and lime ice cubes from pure juice. We'd put them in a big ziplock and whenever we wanted lemonade or some lime juice, we'd throw some in a pitcher or glass. Very convenient.

Every time I've ever frozen carbonated drinks, it lost it's carbonation when it thawed out. You can partially freeze it, like seaworthy lass talks about, and get a really nice slushy drink.

One of my favorite party tricks at Lake Havasu or down river is the "frozen Corona" trick. I use soft sided American Outdoors coolers because they have amazing insulation and they don't scratch my friend's custom boats. I put in a case of Corona, 20 or 30 lbs of ice, and a few handfuls of rock salt. Within a couple of hours, the temp. in the cooler drops to the low 20s, maybe lower, even though the outside temp. is 110* or above. I'll spot someone in a boat right next to us with a Corona, and I'll tell him or her that my Corona is so cold, it has ice crystals in it. Of course htey don't believe me, so I pull one out, and you can see a few crystals in the neck. When I pop the cap, you see the pressure drop and the ice crystals grow all the way to the bottom of the bottle. They're usually amazed, dying to find out how I got my beer that cold in 110* heat! It's all in the rock salt...

Don't do this with sodas, we learned that the hard way! We had a cooler with beer and sodas in it and we left it overnight, all of the canned sodas froze solid and exploded, leaving a sticky mess to clean out of the cooler the next morning! LOL
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If you're shooting something, use a middle of the rode tequila. Anything that starts approaching 40-50 dollars a bottle is sipping tequila. You don't shoot scotch too do you?

Tequila in the middle of the rode ?

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Try adding s spoonful of agave nectar!

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