Our All-time Favorite Margarita

Mike does a fantastic job making these, but he makes mine weaker than the recipe calls for.

Topolo Margarita (from www.rickbayless.com)

Makes about 3 cups or 6 servings

3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 large limes)

6 Tbls sugar

1 cup plus 2 Tbls blanco tequila

1/4 cup Gran Torres orange liqueur

lime wedges

coarse salt

about 1.5 cups small (or coarsely broken) ice cubes

Make limeade: Combine the lime juice, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a glass.  If not using right away, cover & refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Add the tequila & orange liqueur to the pitcher of limeade.  Rub the rims of 6 margarita glasses with a lime wedge then dip in a dish of coarse salt.  In a large shaker, combine half of the margarita mixture with half of the ice & shake for 10-15 seconds.  Strain into prepared glasses. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Our All-time Favorite Margarita

  1. Melissa

    is this the “juice” that Jackson thought was off when you lived at the old place? i still tell that story to people.

  2. The very one, Melissa. Lesson learned: use different looking rubbermaid jugs for mixing frozen juice & mixing alcholic drinks.

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