{06.30.08} Food & Drink


We're not getting into the margarita recipe debate. It's clear everyone has their favorite. But whether you're an aficionado or neophyte, one thing is clear, fresh lime juice is a must. Bottled mixes are full of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors that mask the delicate taste of the tequila (you're using 100% agave, right?). If you don't want your marg to taste like funky Kool-Aid, take some time to squeeze a few limes. This citrus juicer from Williams-Sonoma ($20) won us over because of its efficiency and practical design.

On the Rocks
  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
    (not Triple Sec)
  • Salt for glass (optional)
Instructions (Display)
  • The first frozen margarita mix was invented in 1971 for Dallas restaurant Marianos.
  • 6 oz. frozen limeade concentrate
  • 5 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. good-quality orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 3 cups ice
Instructions (Display)

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