No drink screams summer and backyard parties any better than that perfect combination of tequila and lime, the margarita. Oh how I love it. Margaritas just seem to make people happy and they’re a great way to get a party started. In fact, my margaritas are so popular that my friends request them……frequently. I swear I have to make them in big batches. Honestly I don’t know where these girls put all those margaritas, they must have a hollow leg.
At any rate, this is a very straight-forward recipe that tastes clean and refreshing. I absolutely hate that sugary artificial tasting mix and the imitation lime juice put into most of the margaritas you find in a restaurant. There are two key ingredients here. The first is good tequila. I prefer a Blanco (silver) tequila and, wait for it……fresh squeezed lime juice. There’s just no substitution that works for the lime juice in my opinion.
These margaritas are so popular in fact that I’m working on a homemade non-alcoholic version of triple sec. It would cut down on the alcohol content without compromising flavor. Translation for those of you that aren’t paying attention – you can drink more! I’m close to perfecting it so margarita lovers stay tuned.
- 3 cups of ice
- 1 cup silver tequila (I use Cuervo 1800 Blanco)
- ½ cup Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
- ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- Kosher salt to line the rims of the glasses (optional)
- Sugar to line the rims of the glasses (optional)
- Put the ice in a blender.
- Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
- Blend until the ice is completely crushed.
- Serve in glasses lined with Kosher salt or sugar.