Fresh lime juice makes an incomparable margarita.
1½ cups cold water
1½ cups granulated sugar
2 cups fresh lime juice
12 ounces tequila
2½ ounces orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau)
Thin lime slices
Calories 293 (0% from fat) • carb 46g • pro. 0g
fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
calc. 7mg • vit. C 18mg (30% DV) • fiber 0g
1. Pour water and sugar into a 2-quart saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and cook undisturbed to dissolve sugar, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When completely cool, transfer to a large pitcher; stir in fresh lime juice. Add tequila and orange liqueur; stir to blend.
2. Rub the rims of margarita glasses with lime wedges and dip in coarse salt if desired. Fill the glasses halfway with crushed ice. Add margarita mixture to top of glass. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and enjoy.