I mentioned before that one of the things we truly miss about our lives back in Texas are the margaritas. We used to take full advantage of El Mercado's grandote margaritas on Thursdays, and we have yet to find a place here in the Phoenix area that makes one we like for under $8. So when all else fails, and you really need some sweet tequila goodness, make your own!
I can't take all the credit here since Paul was my awesome bartender while I made some Mexican rice and burritos. But let me tell you, these things are DELICIOUS! So, if you want some margarita madness in your cup take a look below and don't feel guilty if you make a second batch :)
Yield: 1 pitcher/4 6oz glasses
What you need:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 10 limes)*
- 3/4 cup silver tequila (we love Epsolon, but Cuervo Silver is also good)
- 1/2 cup triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
- Margarita salt
- Heat sugar and water in saucepan over medium heat until sugar completely dissolves
- Pour into pitcher and place in freezer for a few minutes to cool off.
- Add lime juice, tequila and triple sec to pitcher and stir.
- Place pitcher in cooler to cool off or pour over ice.
Let me know what you think!