{Homemade Margaritas}

What goes better with fish tacos than homemade margaritas?!

If you’ve never made margaritas from scratch before, be warned that it does take a bit of labor but once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to make any other kind! The ingredients are really simple: fresh limes, agave nectar, 100% agave tequila, and a little ice. It’s really important to make sure the tequila is 100% agave but after that, a higher price tag doesn’t change the quality.

I think the fresh lime in these makes the margaritas–I love the sourness you never seem to get out of pre-made mixes.

You ready?

Okay, so here’s what you need. For each margarita, you’ll need four limes, 2 tablespoons of agave nectar, 2 ounces of tequila, and 4-5 ice cubes.

Margaritas Ingredients

You’ll also need a cocktail shaker and a muddler. I got mine at cost plus for about $10 and it seems to do the trick just fine.

Tools

Now that you have your ingredients and tools ready to go, here’s what you do:

First, slice two of the limes in half and squeeze the juice into the cocktail shaker. Add the two tablespoons of agave nectar and 2 ounces of tequila.

Next, cut the remaining two limes into quarters and add to the shaker. Muddle the mixture for about 2 minutes, making sure you remove some of the pulp from the extra limes. Strain the mixture through the cocktail strainer into a glass and discard the solid limes.

Return the mixture to the cocktail shaker with the ice and shake continuously for about 30 seconds.

Finally, strain your margarita into a glass and serve immediately.

See that wasn’t too hard, was it?

Margarita

Recipe:
Makes 1 amazingly delicious margarita

*Adapted from Alton Brown

Print recipe!

Ingredients:

4 fresh limes
2 ounces 100% agave tequila
2 tablespoons agave nectar
4-5 pieces of ice

Steps:

Now that you have your ingredients and tools ready to go, here’s what you do:

First, slice two of the limes in  half and squeeze the juice into the cocktail shaker. Add the two tablespoons of agave nectar and 2 ounces of tequila.

Next, cut the remaining two limes into quarters and add to the shaker. Muddle the mixture for about 2 minutes, making sure you remove some of the pulp from the extra limes. Strain the mixture through the cocktail strainer into a glass and discard the solid limes.

Return the mixture to the cocktail shaker with the ice and shake continuously for about 30 seconds.

Finally, strain your margarita into a glass and serve immediately.

Next stop, pina coladas!

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