Recipe by Katherine
"I have been asked by everyone, 'How do you make your margaritas?' Everyone says I make the best. I like them, maybe you will too."
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1 (6 ounce) can
frozen limeade concentrate
6 fluid ounces
2 fluid ounces
I'm a bartender and when I saw this recipe I thought I'd share a tip or two for everyone. I've been using limeade as a sour mix substitute for years because it's just so simple and always on hand. If you add a half oz of OJ to the original recipe, it's even better. Plus, it never hurts to add the juice of a lemon or lime as it's blending. You can even do a half oz of Chambord or Grand Marnier "float" after you've poured them (Chambord is delish!!). Or, add some fresh or frozen fruit to the original recipe and make fruit margaritas. If you don't have fruit but have some flavored liquors at home, throw some in (sour apple pucker is very popular right now). Easy recipe to work with and it's made many of my anti-tequila friends huge margarita fans. Hope this helps.
I make mine with 6 oz pineapple juice concentrate, 6 oz limeade concentrate, 1 cup tequila, 1 cup triple sec, ice and a blender. They are the best original margaritas around! The pineapple takes the twang out of the limeade. For strawberry margaritas use 8 oz frozen strawberries in juice, 4 oz frozen limeade concentrate, 6 oz tequila, 2 oz triple sec, ice and a blender is all you need.
I think this is the ONLY way to make blended margaritas! They taste SO MUCH better then those made with mix from the bottle!!
One quick tip for easy measuring that I use- I dump the can of frozen limeade in the blender, fill the limeade can 3/4 full with tequilla and the remainder full (1/4) with the triple sec, pour that in then fill the blender with ice. Turn on the blender and let the party begin! Much easier then using a measuring cup.
If this is too strong then simply fill the can half way with tequilla and add triple sec to make the can 3/4 full.
I've been making margaritas like this for a few years now. Gold Tequila makes the best. Sometimes I'll top a frozen one w/amaretto which gives a great flavor. Also, try substituting Blue Curaco (also an orange liquor) for the triple sec to make a Blue Margarita. Or to cut down on the alcohol just use plain fresh squeezed oranges instead of the triple sec. There are lots of additions you can make - but nothing beats this margarita!
I make mine the same way! Now that it is summer you HAVE to try this! Chunk up and de-seed about 2 to 3 cups of watermelon. Freeze the watermelon and add with the ice when making these margaritas. Freezing is key to keeping the drink a good thick frozen consistancy. Also, you can de-seed then puree and freeze in ice cube trays for later use. Just pop them in a zipper bag to keep fresh tasting. These will be the hit at your BBQ or next party!
I loved this recipe! It only took a minute to make a batch, and they taste just as good as the ones served in mexican restaurants. I used Grand Marnier in place of the Triple Sec. The limeade mix is cheaper and better than those Bacardi mixers. I plan to keep the freezer stocked with a few limeades so anytime we have guests we can quickly whip up these yummy drinks!
I made these on Father's Day and the women LOVED them (the men were mostly hard core beer drinkers). These margaritas got rave reviews. I wasn't too sure about filling the blender with ice but if you don't you won't get the right consistency (slushy). I also measured the tequila and Triple Sec with a measuring cup to get it just right. Not too tart and not too sweet, they are very smooth, easy to make, and they kept well in the refrigerator as well. EVERYONE asked for the recipe. Perfect for a warm afternoon outside.
These are the best margaritas! They are so much better than those made with the mixes, and much cheaper too. These are so good my friends and I now have margarita Thursday at my house. Goes great with chips and salsa!
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