margaritas

 

These are very potent drinks.  Vary the alcohol content to taste.  They are very tasty but be careful!

 

½ cup lime juice from 2 to 3 medium limes
4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
½ cup lemon juice from 2 to 3 medium lemons
¼ cup superfine sugar
pinch table salt
2 cups crushed ice
1 cup 100 percent tequila
1 cup Triple Sec, Cointreau, or Grand Marnier

 

 

A Gentle Step

  1. Combine lime juice, lemon zest and juice, sugar, and salt.
  2. Divide 1 cup crushed ice between 4 or 6 margarita glasses.
  3. Strain juice mixture into 1-quart pitcher.
  4. Add tequila, Triple Sec, and remaining crushed ice; stir until thoroughly combined and chilled, 20 to 60 seconds.

Strain into ice-filled glasses

If you want a more citrus flavor, add 4 grated lime zest to the lime juice, lemon zest and juice, sugar, and salt in large liquid measuring cup; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors meld, 4 to 24 hours.!)  (I usually can’t wait that long.)