Cheers! Get your long weekend started with a pitcher of freshly squeezed lime margaritas.
Our family’s obsession was fuelled by a good friend’s mom’s secret recipe and her ingenious trick which lets you always have a batch of these on-hand and ready to go. She brought a ‘bag’ of margaritas up to my cottage and I’ve been forever hooked. They are so easy to make and are essential to have on hand for when unexpected guests arrive, or any lazy poolside night.
Forget the sugar laden, artificial flavour crap you buy in a containers pre made or the caloric blended ones you’ve had at Moxies. I promise these will impress! (Not to mention they are artificial sugar-free.)
My twist on the classic recipe relies on juicy farmers market limes, a splash of patron and cointreau, a squeeze of agave, and a good salt/sugar rim job. Use the signature margarita glass, of opt for these classic crystal Riedel glasses who make the perfect companion for any summer cocktail.
Makes 1 pitcher, or about 6 glasses
- 10 limes
- 1/3 cup Cointreau, chilled
- 1 cup white good quality white tequila, chilled (aka you’re bringing out the Patron tonight)
- 1/4 cup agave (I like Wholesome organic blue agave syrup best)
- Large flake sea salt
- A few tablespoons of sugar
- Large ice cubes (the silicon Tovolo ones work perfectly)
- Cut limes in half and squeeze all juice out into a bowl.
- And agave and whisk well.
- Add the alcohol and mix.
- Rim the glasses. On a large plate mix the salt and sugar together. Dip the rim of the glass in water and lime juice and then dip into the salt sugar mixture.
- Place two large ice cubes into a margarita glass and pour over.
- Serve with a lime wedge.