Thursday, November 17, 2016

Margaritas

A simple recipe for a classic mixed drink using Mexico's two iconic ingredients, limes and tequila, distilled from roasted agave cactus. Prepared in seconds or make ahead. Serves four but can easily be scaled up.
6 oz tequila 
4 oz lime juice
4 oz triple sec
1 oz water
1 oz simple syrup
Mix the ingredients in a 16-ounce measuring cup and use immediately or store cold in a tightly-closed container. Coat the rim of four 9-ounce rocks glasses with lime juice, dip in kosher salt, and let dry. Fill with ice cubes, and pour in a four-ounce serving. Stir and serve. Variations: For a sweeter drink, replace the water with more syrup. For an orange flavor note, replace the triple sec with orange liqueur. 

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