Margaritas - A Family Feast

It wouldn’t be a true Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a great beverage to go along with all of that fabulous Mexican food – and these Margaritas are just the thing!

This is another terrific recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! cookbook, and Jack and I both agree that these margaritas are some of the best that we’ve ever had! We once served these margaritas at a small party we hosted shortly after we first moved into our house, and this wonderful drink was a huge hit with our friends! (And I can reassure you that everyone slept over at our house that night – it was quite the party!)

These margaritas are the perfect proportion of freshly squeezed lime juice, a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice, tequila and triple sec. Absolutely no mixes for this delicious recipe – and once you taste the fresh flavors of these margaritas, we predict you won’t want to drink a bottled margarita mix ever again!

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Margaritas - A Family Feast

These margaritas can be served ‘on the rocks’ like we show here, or see the notes below in the recipe for frozen margarita directions. We like ours with salt along the rim of the glass but of course, that’s optional.

One last helpful hint – squeezing the limes and lemons (especially if you’re making several batches of these margaritas for a party) is a lot easier if you have a citrus juicer like this one. It just takes a few minutes to squeeze all of the fresh juice you’ll need for these delicious margaritas!

*Please drink responsibly. Thank you.

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Margaritas

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6

Description

To make frozen margaritas, cut the quantity of lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec and tequila in half and double the amount of ice. Blend in two separate batches.


Ingredients

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 5 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1 cup tequila (we are partial to Jose Cuervo Especial, but you can use your favorite brand)
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, tequila and ice. Puree until well blended.
  2. To rim your glass with salt (optional), pour the kosher salt onto a large flat plate. Using the quartered lime, rub the outside edge of your glass with the lime to wet the edge. Then invert the glass and dip the wet edge of the glass into the salt until it is coated with salt.
  3. Pour the margaritas into the glass, adding additional ice if desired.

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  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone wrote:

    Lovely! I have every ingredient on hand…just waiting for 5 o’clock, or maybe a little before! 😉

    • Martha wrote:

      LOL Carol – It’s Friday…definitely a little before 5 pm! 🙂 Have a great weekend! Martha

  • Tanya wrote:

    Just made these tonight for my husband and me and they are so good! We love them because they’re not overly sweet! Thank you!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Tanya! We’re glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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