Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Real Margaritas

Classic Margarita

How do you like your margaritas? I prefer them on the rocks with no salt. Also, I tend to favor drinks that are more tart than sweet. It's been a while since I have had a good margarita, mostly because I prefer wine over cocktails, but I found some tequila and triple sec in my freezer so in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, I had some margaritas with my fajitas. The biggest effort came from juicing the limes. You need a few of them (5-6) to get that half cup of juice. It's so worth it though...none of that premade stuff! I only had gold tequila, but I would recommend using silver if you have it. Either way, they are really good and definitely reminiscent of my beloved kick-ass margaritas from Marix. They are also STRONG so watch out! In a last minute TWIST, I ended up going to Marix and having a wonderful evening with some close friends. It was a great night and I hope you enjoyed yours as well.

Limes for Margaritas

Real Margaritas
(Adapted from Ina Garten)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup club soda, or to taste

Mix the lime juice, lemon, triple sec and tequila. Add club soda to taste and serve over ice.

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21 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Glad you had a fantastic cinco de mayo! :)

unconfidential cook said...

My beverage of choice!!!

Diana said...

I'm so glad you ended up having a good time!

The marg looks awesome. I like mine on the rocks and really salty too. Yum! Now I'm thirsty...

daxphillips said...

Looks refreshing. As far as saving a lot of time juicing limes, I would recommend getting one of these hand juicers for either limes, or lemons. I use them all the time, and it does a fantastic job of extracting all of the juice while holding back on any seeds if you are using lemons. http://www.easysqueezer.com/index-1.html

Aleta said...

So moment of truth: do you find that lime juice burns more in tiny cuts you didn't know you had than lemon juice does? Or am I nuts?

Erica said...

So glad you had a nice night :) I'm a beer girl but these sound great!

Pearl said...

i have never had a margarita - yours looks great, though!

duodishes.com said...

Rocks. No salt! Mexicali has good ones too.

finsmom said...

Now thats what Im talking about! Look at those limes!

YUM!

This recipe could get me into a heap of trouble... :)

Helene said...

I don't drink margaritas but this could convince me too. Lovely drink.

Mary said...

I'll bet they made your celebration special.

Esi said...

Thanks all!!

Dax, I think I need to get one of those easy squeezers. My juicer is pretty, but require a LOT of arm work!

Aleta, you're absolutely right!!

Duo Dishes, yes Mexicali's are good too...and potent!!

Heather said...

mmmm. i like mine on the rocks... but DEFINITELY with salt!

Natalie said...

GOTTA have the salt!!!!!! YUMMM! Balances the tartness of the lime juice perfectly!!

Reeni♥ said...

It sounds like you had a fun night! I would of been perfectly happy staying in with these-on the rocks and salty for me!

Juliana said...

Wow, the "real margaritas" really look nice...I think I need one right now, we are in the middle of packing so we can move...it is very refreshing to take a break and see your Margarita. Cheers!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Oh Esi, my heart's a flutter. What I wouldn't give for one of these magnificent margaritas right now. You rock!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM...Esi! Love the margarita! Lovely picture too!!

Ben said...

Hmmm Margaritas! I think I am going to have some of these this weekend :-p

cristy-lucie said...

I love my margaritas on the rocks with salt, and if I have fruit around I'll muddle it in. They always come out too strong though -these proportions look good, thanks for the club soda tip!

Foodycat said...

They look excellent - I also prefer them without the salt and as cold as humanly possible.