Classic Margaritas

Oxmoor House
These margaritas are always a favorite. It's definitely worth taking the time to squeeze the limes. If you microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds beforehand, they will release even more juice.

Yield:

Serves 12 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-On: 15 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 173
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 19.7 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 6 mg

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups tequila
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
Lime wedges (optional)
Coarse salt (optional)
6 cups crushed ice

Preparation

1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 3 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl until syrup cools to room temperature (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.

2. Combine syrup, tequila, lime juice, and liqueur in a pitcher. If desired, rub a lime wedge around rims of 12 margarita glasses, and dip rims in salt. Place 1/2 cup crushed ice in each glass. Pour margarita mixture evenly over ice. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Note:

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food

September 2012