Fresh Lime Margaritas

Fresh Lime Margaritas


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About this recipe: These margaritas require a little forward planning, but the result is really worth it. Fresh, homemade limeade is stirred with tequila and orange liqueur. The perfect summer drink to enjoy all year round.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 limes
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 250ml premium tequila
  • 2 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds
  • coarse salt

Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:1day chilling  ›  Ready in:1day20min 

  1. Grate the zest of 2 limes into a small bowl. Cut the zested limes in half and squeeze the juice into a measuring jug to get 125ml. Combine lime zest, lime juice, sugar and water. Cover and refrigerate for approximately 24 hours.
  2. Before serving, stir in the tequila and Grand Marnier. Rub rim of 4 glasses with sliced lime and dip into salt. Take another slice of lime, cut in half, slice under skin of lime to halfway point and place on glass for garnish.

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