April 10, 2010

Mmm, mmm, Margaritas!

Test Recipes Week 14!

I love me a good margarita (I like on-the-rocks better than frozen).  It's a 'girly' drink that appeals to guys too.  Nice and refreshing - great for summer days.  It's getting close to 90 here in South Texas, so today was a perfect day to test out a homemade margarita recipe.  They're also a great way to unwind after a long day trying to keep 2-year-olds in a chair.

MARGARITAS (Erin'sFoodFiles)
First step: make a simple syrup.  This can be stored in the fridge for a couple months.

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Boil water, add sugar, and stir until dissolved.  Remove from heat and let cool.
Agave nectar can be used as a substitute.

For the Margarita:
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec (can also substitute Orange Juice)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp. simple syrup (more or less to taste)
Kosher salt

Wipe rim of glass with lime wedge, then dip into a plate of salt.  Fill martinia shaker half full of ice.  Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and syrup into the shaker; cover and shake thoroughly.  Pour into ice-filled glass and enjoy!  Can garnish with lime wedge.

my glasses are orange, not the drink

I rated this recipe EXCELLENT.  It is so much better than margaritas made from a mix.  Not so syrup-y and not too sweet.

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