For each drink, you will need:
1 LIME OR LEMON WEDGE
SAUCER OF SUGAR FOR COATING RIM OF GLASS
1/2 TO 2/3 CUP STRONGLY BREWED GREEN TEA CHAI. FROZEN INTO 6 TO 8 SMALL ICE CUBES
21/2 TABLESPOONS (11/4 OUNCES) PREMIUM TEQUILA
1 TABLESPOON FRESH LEMON JUICE
1 TABLESPOON COINTREAU
2 TEASPOONS SUGAR
When summers on the way, Margarita comes to stay, and there's more than one way to shake her. She can be a party-in-a-glass or an elegant companion. In this recipe, she's all dressed up and blended With green chai ice cubes. With a hint of spice in each sip, she’s a seductive senorita.
Rub the lime wedge around the rim of an old-fashioned glass. Dip and rotate the rim in the saucer of sugar, making sure to keep the sugar on the outside. In a blender, combine the chai ice cubes, tequila, lemon juice, Cointreau, and sugar. Blend on the pulse setting until slushy. Pour into the sugar-rimmed glass.
Variation: For those who prefer their libations over ice, fill a sugar-rimmed old-fashioned glass 1/3 full of chai ice cubes. Follow the recipe for Green Tea Margarita, using the blender's pulse feature to blend the ingredients until the ice is coarsely chopped and the mixture is frothy. Strain the mixture through a bar strainer into the prepared glass.