You know you love ‘em…Margaritas are delicious! You can go to a Mexican restaurant or bar and spend at least $6-$10 to get one drink, but I have a better idea. Put this super easy, affordable, and reliable recipe into your arsenal; gather the four simple ingredients and ¡Olé! You’ll be sipping cool lime refreshment like it is Cinco De Mayo without ever leaving home. (Want to add a delicious dinner to your Mexican celebration? Check out my Mexican Lasagna!) Plus this recipe uses Limeade (made from sugar and limes) instead of those fluorescent mystery Margarita mixes with all the dyes and preservatives. It’s a – Win Win. Here’s what you’ll need…
1 part Tequila (use your favorite brand & type)
1 part Frozen Limeade
½ part Triple Sec
Margarita Salt or Sugar
I use “parts” here because blenders vary in size. I have a 6 cup blender and usually use ½ of a 12oz can of Limeade per batch. Using that measurement it’s 6oz of Limeade, 6oz of Tequila, 3oz of Triple Sec and 3 ½ – 4 cups of Ice. Blend until smooth. This will give you 2 healthy sized Margaritas per batch. (*note – if you’ve used too much ice your Margarita will be thick; you can easily dilute with a little water until the right consistency.)
I don’t have official Margarita glasses, but a wine glass or tumbler works just fine. To get a salted (or sugared) rim on your glass, first moisten the edge of your glass. I find it is easiest to dip the glass onto a plate that has a little bit of water on it. (You could also dip the glass rim into the Margaritas.) Then, using the same motion, dip the rim of the glass into the rock salt. If you are re-using the glass for a second drink (or hosting a group), put the salt on a separate plate as to not contaminate the whole container.