My favorite warm weather drink is always a margarita, preferably shared with friends and served by the pitcher. I have devoted a good portion of my post-wedding time to perfecting my recipe. I think I've finally gotten it down (just in time for fall to come and bring in the whiskey drinks!). But here it is...mix one up and celebrate a summer well-spent!
This recipe makes 4 generous servings. A few notes, we have been using Cimarron Blanco tequila, which is a great mid-range tequila for margarita making. For the orange juice, I usually squeeze it up fresh, but if you are feeling lazy, whatever you have in the fridge is fine. Use the best salt you have - I like sea salt flakes. You could mix the salt with grated lime rind to make it extra fancy!
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 cup tequila
- 8 tsp agave
- 2 tbsp Cointreau
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- good quality salt
- lime slices to garnish
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and stir until just combined. Prepare glasses by rubbing lime juice around the rim, then dip the rim of each glass on to a plate of salt. Fill the glasses with ice and garnish with a lime slice. Pour margaritas and enjoy!