As most of the U.S. can attest, this winter has packed a wallop — and not just in the Northeast. Here at HGTV Headquarters in relatively balmy Knoxville, Tenn., we’re experiencing record low temperatures and plenty of ice and snow. Brrrr….!
So, what do you do when life gives you snow? Make margaritas, of course!
Truth be told, my mixologist skills are a bit rusty; thankfully margaritas are a snap — just four basic ingredients that you can take to the next level with add-ins to suit your taste.
Ready to turn freshly fallen snow into a taste of summer? Here’s the recipe:
Snow Day Margaritas
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup citrus juice (orange, lime or lemon)
- clean, fresh snow
- citrus fruit, for garnish
1. Create a simple syrup by adding water and sugar to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves, then remove pot from heat.
2. Transfer simple syrup to a small bottle or pitcher and allow to cool. Add citrus juice and a second cup of water to thin the syrup a bit.
3. Fill glasses to the brim with fresh snow, add syrup mixture and a splash (or two!) of your favorite tequila. Garnish with a citrus wedge and enjoy!
We’d love to know: What’s your favorite snow day tradition or activity? Let us know in the comments below.