Yes, that’s right: February 22 was National Margarita Day. Although there seems to be some disagreement as to exactly who founded the delicious frozen drink, it’s generally agreed that margaritas have been around for nearly 80 years.
My friend Shelly reminded me about National Margarita Day…she lives in Texas, where the frozen margarita machine was invented by Mariano Martinez in 1971.
If you missed the day yesterday, you can always celebrate a little late (I won’t tell!) The original margarita recipe is simply two parts tequila, one part triple sec and one part fresh lime juice.
In honor of the margarita, I thought I’d make a margarita pie. This version is fresh and delicious but doesn’t have any alcohol in it. If you wanted to, you could add 2 tablespoons of tequila and a tablespoon of triple sec to the recipe below. I wouldn't tell for that, either. :)
I did not add alcohol to mine, which is a good thing, considering my 14 year old son got hold of the pie when he came home from school, devouring a large portion of it before I took my picture. :) Below is the recipe, as best I could salvage it!
Margarita Pie (click here for a PDF of the recipe)
1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels
1 stick melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup orange juice
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Use about 3/4 of an 8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
Combine the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar in a medium bowl, then press the mixture into a pie pan.
Mix limeade, orange juice, and sweetened condensed milk, then fold it into the whipped topping. Spoon the filling into the prepared pretzel crust. Chill for 25 to 30 minutes before serving.
It’s pretty garnished with strawberries or slices of lime.
Hope you'll enjoy!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig