Fresh Lime Margaritas

    1 day 20 min

    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.

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    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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    This IS delicious. Makes the best margarita my husband and I have ever had and we are margarita connoisseurs! :o) It is work squeezing all the limes and grating them... we make a double batch though! First sip is a doozy, then it's sooooo mellow. We also use Corazon, Patron or Cabo Wabo tequilla. The best tequilla makes all the difference! Enjoy.  -  27 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I absolutely loved this recipe! I won't have on the rocks any other way! I used Cointreau instead of Grand Marnier. I think a cup may be a little strong, though I use the quantities listed here to make just 2 drinks, not 4.  -  24 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Love at first sip! These margaritas are perfection---intensely flavored, not "icky" sweet, and very smooth. My only change will be that after the 24 hour marination, I will strain out the lime zest. Actually one more change---I plan on making these often, and who needs to read the word "die" every time. From now on, these fabu maggies will be entitled "Margaritas Bev". Much thanks for sharing Jeff Winett  -  13 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)