I have been having a serious margarita craving this summer. I broke our blender trying to make frozen ones early on, so I had to find a recipe that didn't use frozen limeade. Besides the fact that I have always liked on the rocks margaritas better...
This recipe is perfect. It's definitely citrus filled, and even though it has a lot of sugar, I feel like it's better for you than those bottled mixes. I keep finding occasions to make it- my sister's visit, my brother in law's visit, Tuesday night....
Margaritas from Scratch
Adapted from Confessions of a Foodie Bride
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (10-12 limes) or use bottled
1/2 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup orange liqueur/triple sec
lemon or lime wedges/slices for garnish (optional)
Heat water and sugar for 2 minutes in microwave and stir until completely dissolved and the water is clear. Let cool in fridge.
Pour into a pitcher with lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.
Pour over ice and garnish .
To make frozen margaritas, freeze the limeade into cubes in advance. Blend with the other ingredients.