June 08, 2010

By request: Margarita madness

One of my tweeps asked for an "economically friendly" 'rita recipe today. I am more than happy to oblige.

Classic Frozen Margarita

I use:
  • Lime wedge
  • Coarse salt (kosher salt works great)
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • About 2 cups of ice
Cut a slit in the lime wedge, and use it to dampen the edge of a glass, then roll the rim in salt. Dump the remaining ingredients into the blender. Blitz in short bursts until the ice is crushed. Pour into the glass and garnish with the lime wedge.

Economically friendly: First, skip the fresh lime. Just wet your fingers and dampen the glass rim with plain water. Second, use prepackaged margarita mix instead of lime juice. Third, use a low-cost triple sec. The last place you want to cut corners is on the tequila. Plain old Cuervo Gold works fine and is reasonably priced. Mess around with rot-gut like Montezuma at your own risk.

Prefer your 'rita on the rocks? Mix the would-be blender ingredients in a shaker, and strain over ice.

Bottoms up!


  1. Do you believe I have never had a margarita? Oh, probably DO believe that. lol The two times I drank, there were no margaritas in sight! lol


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