Top Shelf Margaritas on the Rocks

Top Shelf Margaritas on the Rocks

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"Top Shelf Margaritas sure to please the avid 'rita fanatic; as with anything, fresh ingredients are the key to a quality result, so we start with our own syrup and sour mix."
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10 m servings
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  1. Make a simple syrup by stirring together and bringing 2/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil until the sugar dissolves; set aside to cool.
  2. Make the sour mix by briskly stirring together the 2 1/4 cups water, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar, and egg white; set aside.
  3. Combine the ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, 1 ounce of the simple syrup, and 1/2 cup of the sour mix in a pitcher; stir vigorously to infuse the ice, 8 to 15 seconds.
  4. Run a lime wedge along the rim of an 8-ounce glass. Spread the kosher salt onto a plate and dip the glass rims in the salt to coat; add ice if desired. Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass to serve.


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This is a great recipe. Although I used splenda (2 Tbsp) instead of the simple syrup and I do not add the egg. They are great and friends love the fact that it is lower cal.

I'm giving this 5 stars for actually giving me pure ingredients! I can't get the pre-concentrated stuff where I live so I am really excited about making this from scratch!

My first time making a margarita. Yummy. I used lime juice in the sour mix since that's all I had, and I nixed the egg white. My only complaint is that the recipe makes odd amounts of simple syr...

Wow. Yum! I made the recipe to take to a Cooking Light supper club tonight, and it's a very authentic-tasting margarita! It's a fair amount of work, juicing all the lemons & limes, but the fin...

It is very tasty and doesn't have that artificial-ness as the bottled "fake" sour mixes bring but this was MUCHO STRONG!!!!

Wow I just realized when I came to rate this that I made them wrong. I made as directed, without the egg white (Seemed kinda odd to me), and by mistake I did not add that last 1/2 cup of lime ju...

Fresh ingredients make all the difference!!! Excellent recipe.

The recipe as is has too much alcohol in it for me, so I lightened it up with more juice. Good recipe. Thanks.

Excellent. I'm was a bit worried about the raw egg but decided to live on the edge... This recipe ROCKS!! (NO pun intended! tee-hee). Scaled it down to 4. There's just two of us tonight. No...

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