Thirsty Thursday — Classic Lime Margarita

24 Mar

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Well, hello there! How have you been? Things have been great in my neck of the woods even though I haven’t checked in in more than a few months to let you know. Sewing has been a little less frequent because of the sewing room situation but I have made a bathing suit coverup and drawstring shoe bag recently. I will try to share some pics soon if I can bring myself to model the coverup 😉

We’ve also been cooking more frequently but it’s been with the help of some meal kit services. So far we’ve tried out Plated and Blue Apron and we’re liking Plated better for our family of 3 adults — actually, the 17 year old eats more like 2 adults!

We took a little vacation last month and spent two weeks aboard the Celebrity Summit. I used a gallon of sunscreen but had the best time lounging on the deck or on the shores of countless Southern Caribbean beaches. I still dream about it every night and keep hoping I will have another opportunity to go back soon.

But at some point we’ve got to get the new house built. We are getting closer. I think we’ve settled on a contractor and the plans are done and the budget seems pretty finalized. Maybe by the end of the year I can have something to show you (fingers crossed until they’re blue!).

I guess that’s about it for catching up. How about a delicious libation to make up for my extended absence? Who doesn’t love a good classic margarita? Especially one without any artificial flavor or dyes? And, I’m getting it to you waaaaay before Cinco de Mayo so you will have plenty of time to prepare. You may also want to check out some Guacamole, Fish Tacos, or Pina Coladas. I also have some other margarita recipes here and here.

I think you will love this margarita recipe as much as I do because it has just the right balance of sweet, sour, and tequila. And the salt rim is great, too, because it has a little sugar and citrus zest to offset the harsh salinity of the salt.

Give it a try soon and let me know what you think of my concoction!

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Thanks to my beautiful friend, Jessica, for being the margarita model and taste tester!

Classic Lime Margaritas

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Heat the water and sugar in the microwave on high until the sugar is dissolved, stirring every 1-2 minutes. Cool to room temperature then stir in the juices. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For salt rim:

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • zest of 1/2 orange

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse until well combined.

To make one margarita:

  • 2 oz silver tequila (I prefer 100% blue agave)
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (I usually use Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 3 oz homemade margarita mix (recipe above)
  • salt rim (recipe above)
  • crushed ice

Fill a small saucer with a little bit of tequila. Fill another small saucer with a little bit of the salt mix. Prepare your glass by dipping the rim in the tequila then dipping it in the salt mix. Fill the glass with crushed ice.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in tequila, orange liqueur, and margarita mix. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty. Strain the margarita over the ice in the prepared glass. Enjoy responsibly.

 

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2 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday — Classic Lime Margarita”

  1. Barbara March 24, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    Missed hearing from you. Thanks for such a great drink recipe!!

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