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Margarita Pudding with Tequila Ice

I was invited to my friend Pepper’s house for his partners birthday.  I made this awesome cake with the colors of the Brazilian flag in honor of his Brazilian partner. Enter my Assistant Gilberto who wants to turn the party into a Mexican Fiesta with the idea of Margarita’s.  

I guess it’s all about him.  Which I already knew but I’ll let it be a surprise to everyone else.

I’m looking forward to this party because the food is always top notch, the alcohol flows like alcohol should at a party, the bathroom soap is the fancy pricey kind and the company is always hilarious and entertaining.  Or as my Mom would say, “So this is how the other half live?”

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Margarita’s.  If I had, I didn’t know them long and clearly they weren’t memorable.  For good reason.  Margarita’s are so awesome that people are named after them.  Do you know anyone named after a beer?  Not counting the south.  No one, right?

Today happens to be an insanely hot and humid day here for an outdoor birthday party.  I guess I’ll be watching the party from Pepper’s living room window.  Thank God for cell phones so I’ll still be able to be a part of the conversation down on the terrace.

These sexy little Margarita Puddings with Tequila Ice are nifty looking for any party.  Just in time for summer! They have just the right amount of a crisp citrus zip and ting of tequila to make any party a little more fun.  The rims of the glasses are dipped in melted white chocolate and then dipped in shredded coconut to give them their salted rim look. I love how they look like little Margarita’s.

They look so cool lined up on a picnic table at a cookout. I hope you love these Margarita Puddings as much I do.

Easy to make, no oven heating up your kitchen on a hot day and not heavy. What a summer dessert should be like.

Let me know how they go for you at your next cookout. I won’t be upset if you don’t invite me.

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What you’ll need…

This recipe will make approximately 20 miniature Margarita Cups.

For the salted rim.  Melt some white chocolate, about 1 cups worth.  Dip just the rim in the white chocolate and then dip into some shredded coconut. Be sure to just slightly dip the rim. If you go overboard on the chocolate dip, the chocolate will slide down the side of the glass and you’ll look like a sloppy bitch. You want the coconut to be dry and fine shredded. Sweetened or unsweetened? That’s up to you. After you dipped the glasses. Set aside and get started on your Margarita Pudding and Tequila Ice.

Tequila Ice

450g                 Tequila
450g                 Water
50g                   Sugar
2 envelopes    Knox Gelatin

-combine all in a sauce pan, let sit for about 5 minutes for gelatin to soften
-over a low heat, warm up mixture just so gelatin dissolves and mixture is clear
-pour into whatever container it will fit in and place in fridge until set

Margarita Pudding

100g            Lime juice (about 10 limes)
150g            Condensed Milk
170g            Greek Yogurt
couple drops green food coloring (optional)

-combine all in mixing bowl and whisk until smooth with no lumps of yogurt

Putting it all together…

After your Tequila “ice” has set.  Run a fork through the jelly to break it up and it resembles ice. Drop a spoonful in the Margarita glass and top with the Margarita Pudding.  Let it set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Top the Margarita Pudding with a little more Tequila Ice right before serving.

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