I love fresh thyme. If you have access to fresh thyme, you are going to want to check out our Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita recipe. This is a twist on the old classic that brings in some garden notes and wonderful pear flavors. The combination of thyme and pear is great, to begin with, but lending that combination to a margarita is something special. Follow along in this segment of our Margarita Series as we put a new spin on the classic Margarita with our Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita! Go Straight to the recipe.
Salt or Sugar In Our Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita?
I always waffle on this decision. The traditional margarita recipe has salt on the rim and there is just no question about that, however, I always say drink what tastes good. I think some flavors would be better enhanced with a sweetener than with a salt. Like our Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe. Sugar. For sure. Yet, some others just call for salt. Sometimes, salt definitely helps bring all the flavors together a bit better than sugar.
In this case, I think the more subtle flavors of a pear and thyme combination are better served with sugar. If we added a salt to the rim, I think that would become the overpowering flavor, and that isn’t what I want. I want the rim to help the other ingredients be the star. Sugar it is.
The Amount of Thyme
I struggled a bit with this one. As we were taste testing this, it seemed that it was kind of a delicate balance between not tasting the thyme at all and it being a little overpowering. If thyme is your jam, pack it in, but I was looking for a subtle flavor. I found that the leaves of three medium sprigs worked best for us. Try it out and if you need more or less, adjust as necessary.
Don’t Use The Thyme Stem
If you are not used to working with fresh thyme, this is something you should learn. The stems are not fun to have in your food. They are not very easy to chew and they can be annoying. Pull the little leaves off of the thyme stem and only use them. Or, just spend a few minutes and watch this:
This Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita is really tasty. I hope you give it a chance. Let me know what you think in the comments below, subscribe to get updates via email, and follow me on the Instagram!
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This Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita bring garden flavors to your margarita glass. The Pear and Thyme flavors match so well and it is just enhanced in this adult beverage. The color matches the traditional Margarita, but the flavors are new.
- 2.5 cups ice
- 4 Ounces tequila blanco
- 2 Ounces Cointreau
- 2 Ounces simple syrup
- 6 medium sprigs of thyme leaves, cleaned (plus 2 sprigs for garnish)
- 1 Ounce of Lime Juice from approximately 1 fresh lime
- sugar for rimming
- 1 pear, cored
- add ice, tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, lime juice, and thyme leaves to the blender
- moisten margarita glasses with spent lime and rim with sugar
- Blend ingredients and add pear intermittently to blend into the margarita
- Once completely blended, pour into margarita glasses, garnish, and serve
Keywords: pear margarita