Tuesday, January 25, 2011


There was a time when we ate out quite a bit.  I'm not really a mixed drink person, but once upon a time, I used to order a Margarita here and there.  

Anyway, I decided the other day that I would learn to make a homemade Margarita.  I've done some research And here it is!

You'll need fresh squeeze lime juice, tequila, simple syrup and Triple Sec. 

If you want to rim the glass with margarita salt, you'll need that too. 

Make the simple syrup by heating 1 c. water and adding 1 c. sugar.  Desolve the sugar in the water and cool.  Put it in the refrigerator.  Do this ahead. 

Put the glasses in the freezer for a little while to get them very cold.  The filtered water dispenser on my frig door has a crushed ice setting.  I crushed some ice before I started and put that in the freezer as well. 

Now.  To assemble the drinks.  Take one glass from the freezer.  Dip it into the lime juice, then the margarita salt.  Pour a little of the crushed ice into the glass.

I don't usually measure in ounces and my recipe is in ounces.   I searched my kitchen for a measuring cup in ounces prior to starting.  That would be the middle set of numbers.

For each glass, 3 ounces tequila, 2 ounces lime juice, 1 ounce simple syrup and 1 t. triple sec.  Pour into the glass and make another. 

Just to be clear here:  3 ounces of tequila is a lot for this light weight.  So...

It was delicious, and I recommend the recipe.

But remember to be careful.


  1. YUM, this looks so good! I need to get some limes and enjoy one of these this weekend.

  2. Hi stopping by from Mom's Sunday Cafe, I included this wonderful post in my Wednesday and wandering series. Have a great day!