If there is one drink that makes me think of sunshine, it’s a margarita. Because we eat so many Mexican inspired dishes in our household this is the one cocktail that we have frequently.
My husband always makes margaritas from scratch. No pre-made mixes in our margaritas. He also squeezes the limes by hand. “Limeade” just doesn’t do the trick.
And it normally takes about 15 limes to make a couple full sized margaritas. But believe me, the results are definitely worth the trouble. There is simply no substitute for a margarita made with fresh limes.
Using a lemon/lime squeezer like this Amco Squeezer makes your job of squeezing limes a whole lot easier. We use ours frequently for food and drink recipes alike. You can order it on Amazon and avoid the hassle of trying to search for it in stores.
When you exert the effort to squeeze all those limes, you also want to make sure to buy a quality tequila. If all you normally use is the standard Jose Cuervo, I think you will be surprised to see the difference that a quality tequila can make in your margarita. Did you know that a true quality tequila should be clear?
We recommend using a brand like Don Julio as seen in the picture. Fresh lime juice and a quality tequila will take your margarita to a totally different level!
Enjoy the sunny weather this summer. And when the mood strikes you for a margarita, go the extra mile by squeezing your own limes and using a quality tequila. Then sit back, relax and enjoy! 🙂
Here is a kitchen gadget that will help you with this recipe:
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- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 10-15 limes, depending on how juicy they are)
- 6 TBLS sugar
- 1/2 c. quality tequila
- 1/4 c. of cointreau
- Add all ingredients to a pitcher and stir it up. You may pour it in a cocktail shaker with ice to shake up individual servings if desired. Makes two large margaritas.