I love margaritas and a few months back I made homemade margarita mix for a get-together with some friends and they were delicious - like, really delicious. I concocted that batch in my usual manner of adding a little of this and a little of that, but then I had requests for my recipe - eek! Then, as luck would have it, my sister-in-law had a birthday, she mentions margaritas and this was perfect because I had a boatload of limes in the fridge just for this. It was meant to be, right?
Seizing this perfect opportunity - "perfect" meaning I got to be in the kitchen AND knit her the above Canning Jar Sweater - I tried to recreate what I had done a few weeks back and kept track of the actual recipe. End result... It's really close and pretty darn good! First and foremost, use fresh limes. This requires some elbow grease, but they really make a difference and the little bits of lime pulp are wonderful. To avoid pulling a muscle to get as much juice as possible from each lime, I present my handy dandy:
Tips for juicing limes:
- Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute and let set for 1 minute.
- Roll on the counter with pressure before cutting.
- Use a citrus reamer or fork to get every last little bit of juice.
Alisa The Yarnista's Margaritas
- 1-1/2 cups of freshly squeezed lime juice (8-10 limes)
- 2 cups Triple Sec
- 2 cups tequila
- 2 tbs Agave syrup (add more if you like a sweeter margarita)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Mix all ingredients and pour over ice - I also love mixing in some beer for a beergarita or seltzer water to lighten it up a little bit. These margaritas are so much tastier that the store-bought mix and I'm sure you'll agree! Cheers!
Do you have a homemade version of margaritas or another beverage that you'd like to share?