To help you celebrate the summer season, today I’m sharing a delicious and easy recipe for Margarita Punch. I also have tips for getting your outdoor spaces prepped for entertaining.
This post is sponsored by Clorox. As always, all opinions are my own.
Can you believe it’s finally summer? I’m beyond excited. As you may know, I recently moved into a new home. The house hadn’t been lived in for almost a year so I’ve been doing LOTS of cleaning. With the interior now good-to-go, I turned my attention to one of the outdoor areas.
I’ve teamed up with my friends at Clorox® to get my porch and outdoor furniture looking its finest.
I was amazed by how much pollen and dirt had settled on my chairs and tables just since I moved in a couple weeks ago. For cleaning and disinfecting, I mixed ½ cup of Clorox® Regular-Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® per gallon of water. I wiped everything down and allowed the solution sit on the surface for 5 minutes, rinsed the surfaces and let it air dry. Super easy!
To eliminate the mold and mildew that’s grown over the past year on my porch, I needed to create a bit of a stronger solution – ¾ cup of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® per gallon of water. I created the mixture use my broom to spread it around my porch.
To blast away years of grime from my concrete, I relied on my portable power washer. If you don’t have a power washer, I highly recommend buying, borrowing, or renting one. It is so satisfying to spray away the gunk. I used it to rinse the porch and the furniture – goodbye germs!
After some drying time, my porch was ready to be styled for entertaining. I don’t know about you, but it always feels so rewarding to have a clean and disinfected space, so now I am ready to invite friends over and enjoy the summer outdoors with delicious food and drinks!
To celebrate, I decided to set up my new outdoor bar cart and serve up a Margarita Punch!
I think that when you’re entertaining a crowd, serving a punch in a glass beverage dispenser is a smart idea. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare a large batch at once, but guests can also help themselves when they need a refill.
To make this punch, first, pour chilled Prosecco and bottled seltzer into a beverage dispenser. Next, in a blender, combine frozen strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar. Stir that mixture in the Prosecco and seltzer and then garnish with limes and fresh strawberries.
Voila! Your Margarita Punch is complete.
I especially like this recipe because it has the strawberry margarita flavor everyone loves, yet it is light and refreshing thanks to the Prosecco and bottled seltzer. Yum!
You can grab the full recipe at the end of this post.
Now, if you’ve ever hosted a party or just had a few friends over for cocktails, you know there’s always a bit of clean-up. To take care of any messes, I count on Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach as it cleans a variety of surfaces. It has been a trusted part of my cleaning arsenal since I ran a B&B.
Whether you’re cleaning up BBQ sauce, grease on the grill, or remnants of margaritas, this cleaner will do the trick. It’s a quick way to maintain your outdoor spaces so they stay ready for future celebrations.
Now you’re ready to get your outdoor spaces prepped, host afternoon cocktails on the porch, and then clean it all up lickety-split.
Cheers, my friends, and happy entertaining!
How to Make Margarita Punch
- 1 bottle Prosecco (or Champagne), chilled
- 1 (2 liter) bottle of seltzer, chilled
- 3 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups tequila
- 1 cup triple sec
- 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 limes, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
In a large pitcher (or punch bowl or drink dispenser), add the seltzer and Prosecco.
To a blender, add the frozen strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar. Blend until smooth and pour into the pitcher. Top with fresh limes and strawberries. Stir to combine.
Rim your glasses with a slice of lime and then dip them into salt. Add ice to your glasses, and fill them with the punch. Garnish with a slice of lime and fresh strawberry.