Red Solo Cup Margaritas


“Ooh turn it up mom!” is yelled from the backseat every time Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” song comes on WMZQ. Now it’s a goofy song, I must admit, but it does elicit some giggles. Whether you are a redneck, frat boy, 85 foot yacht owner, camper, or CrossFitter, you have drunk out of a Red Solo Cup. It crosses all social classes, heck I think even Walmart sells the things. And like Toby says, those beautiful, shiny, red chalices summon each an every one of us to scroll our handle on them with a Sharpie.

On a very early date in our relationship, Himself pulled up in his incredibly hot silver Corvette, and when I opened the door, he was belting out a country song along with Rosanna Cash. Chills. That’s a risk though when you are dating a Jersey Girl, who typically are not known for loving Country, and would have called out anyone who did. But I found the whole thing very sexy (lost myself there, this is a family friendly site) attractive which made me fall for him all the more. Little did he know at that time that my Daddy was from Texas, and Country Music ran through my veins, while Sinatra lived in my half Italian heart. Whoa, that sounds like a Country Song right there. If you write it, I’ll bake you a cake.

These are made with white wine instead of te-killa. Can’t get any more redneck than that, except for Mountain Dew maybe.

Red Solo® Cup Margaritas– adapted from my friend Kristen
12 ounce can frozen limeade
1 1/2 cans white wine, I used PEE-no-GREE-joe
1/4 can cointreau or triple sec
4 cups crushed ice

Margarita Salt
4 lime wedges

In a blender, blend the first 4 ingredients until smooth. Pour into four 18 ounce Solo® plastic cups. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 24 hours to 6 months. Remove from freezer and rim with Margarita salt if desired, allow at least 30-60 minutes to defrost before serving- they should be slushy like a frozen Margartia. Serve with a straw and a wedge of lime. Double or triple the recipe and store in freezer and remove as needed. Great for parties! Serves 4.

Note: For those of you searching the Piggle Wiggly isles right now for canned wine and canned triple sec, wine and triple sec do not come in cans- or who knows, maybe they do now, you are using the limeade can to do the measuring.

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  1. Big Dude
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:49 AM | Permalink

    I've drank many a margarita (and other libations) from Solo cups.

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish)
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM | Permalink

    i JUST heard that song the other day and was cracking up! we all know the red solo cup song sings true 🙂

  3. Karen
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

    I've heard of 'ritas made with beer, but not wine. Interesting. One of the local bars here had a "Red Solo Cup" party last month… the song has really caught on.

  4. Susan
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    I am simply laughing out loud….and now that darn song is in my head again….sigh

  5. Biz
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM | Permalink

    "I used PEE-no-GREE-joe." Ha, that made me laugh out loud!!

    I am not a country music fan at all, my Dad listened to the music that you hear on the oldies station!

  6. Sheila
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    Growing up, I had to listen to country music and found it sooooo embarrassing as I grew up in the city. My mom and dad both loved the stuff and would tell me that one day I would to. I didn't believe them, but now (starting about in my 20s) I do love it, but I mostly like the classic country.

    I love the idea of using wine in a margarita. Not too much of a hard liquor fan so no tequila is good for me.

  7. BaasPro
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    This is hilarious, and the recipe sounds interesting with the wine. But I'm a bit worried that while the Red Solo Cup is getting all the love, the Blue Solo Cup must be feeling pretty neglected. Look forward to the next nine!

  8. Robin Sue
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM | Permalink

    Baas Pro- The blue solo cup is blue, doo wah diddy. That's a song too!

  9. Anonymous
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:32 PM | Permalink

    Red solo cups are not sold in Wal Mart because Hefty has the contract. Red solo cups are made here in Ada Oklahoma and we can not buy them at the SuperWalMart less than a mile down the road. We can however get them for free if you know someone who works there, they can request a certain amount of seconds per quarter.

  10. oneordinaryday
    Posted February 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM | Permalink

    You really should write your own country song. I think you'd have a hit on your hands. I'll listen to your tunes while drinking your wine margarita, and we'll all be happy. 🙂

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