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These margaritas made with
fresh limes are far superior in taste to any made from bottled lime juice or a margarita mix.
Lime Margarita Recipe - How To Make Fresh Lime Margaritas
Beverage and Cocktails,
Yields: 2 to 3 servings
Prep time: 10 min
4 ounces good-quality Tequila
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
3 ounces fresh-squeezed
2 to 3 ounces Simple Syrup or to taste (see recipe below)
Lots of ice (about 1 to 2 cups ice cubes)*
salt, for rimming the glass
Lime slices, garnish
* How much ice you
use depends on your taste. You may want to experiment with the ice.
In a blender, combine Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, Simple Syrup, and ice. Whirl until ice is
just crushed and mixture well blended (do not allow the ice to become a puree).
Margarita Glasses with coarse salt or
Margarita Salt on the rims of the glasses and a lime slice.
NOTE: To create a salt-rimmed glass, take one of the
lemon rinds from above and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into salt.
Makes 2 to 3 servings.
Dissolve 2 cups sugar in 1 cup water, until the water boils. The longer you boil the water, the stronger the syrup.
Store mixture in the refrigerator. Use in place of granulated sugar in drinks and cocktails.
NOTE: Be careful how much syrup you add to your cocktail. Most drinks call for one teaspoon of sugar
(every batch of simple syrup is different). Remember you can always add more if needed.