Easy Simple Mexican Margarita Recipe
DaRecipe – Easy Simple Mexican Margarita Recipe – Get the party started with this perfect blend of lime and orange-liqueur in an icy tequila slush. This is as pure a margarita as you can make, with agave in the spotlight: tequila from agave and the sweetener from agave. Leave the Triple Sec and Cointreau behind, this may be your new house margarita recipe.
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- 1 1/3 cups orange-flavored liqueur
- 1 cup lime juice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, if desired
- 8 cups ice cubes, crushed
- 2 limes, cut into wedges, if desired
- 1/2 cup coarse salt, if desired
- 2/3 cup tequila
- In blender or food processor, place orange liqueur, lime juice, powdered sugar and ice. Cover; blend until smooth. Spoon into nonmetal freezer container. Cover; freeze until almost firm, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
- To serve, if mixture freezes completely, let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes. Rub rims of glasses with lime wedges; dip in salt to coat.
- Into blender or food processor, spoon orange liqueur mixture; blend until slushy. Place 1/2 cup slush in each salt-rimmed glass; add 1 to 2 tablespoons tequila. Garnish with lime wedges.
This week I made a batch of my (well, my tweak on Joanne’s recipe) Pure Mexican Margaritas with key limes; they are a major pain to juice, but worth the effort for its uniquely tart flavor. Don’t fret if you don’t have key limes at your fingertips; the margarita made with regular limes will still make you swoon. Just make sure to use ripe, juicy fruit, and organic if possible. With a recipe this simple, there’s no hiding behind sub-par ingredients. That said, it is the quality of the TEQUILA that makes the difference in a Margarita. I use at least a good reposado or preferably an anejo (aged) tequila in my Margaritas, and do NOT want other overpowering flavors diluting the flavor of the tequila.