Fresh, homemade margaritas have become one of our favorite weekend cocktails. After I made these margs for the first time, with freshly-squeezed lemon and lime and not a drop of pre-packaged mix, it was all over for me. I’ve never been able to go back to a pre-made mix. It’s hard to put into words how much better these are…imagine the difference between a Twinkie and a freshly baked cupcake with velvety buttercream and you’re close.
It takes a little elbow grease to squeeze the citrus, but I promise you it is worth every twist of the wrist. If you have an electric juicer (and, seriously, why do I not have an electric juicer??) you’ll be sipping a refreshing cocktail in no time.
1 c. white tequila
1 c. triple sec
In a large pitcher, mix the tequila, triple sec, and juice of 4 limes and 3 lemons. Add simple syrup to taste – I add about 1/4 c. Dilute with ice cold water to taste. Slice the remaining lime and lemon into thin rounds for garnish.