Lime Tequila

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Kelli Ronci

Here's a fun and ridiculously easy gift for all the cocktail lovers on your list. You can make this infusion with almost any combination of citrus fruit and liquor. We love this lime version in a margarita. (Note: It's illegal to ship spirits in the U.S.)

Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
Total:
Recipe from Sunset

More From Sunset

Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 67
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 0.3mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) silver tequila

Preparation

  1. 1. Remove zest from limes with a vegetable peeler and save fruit for another use. Put zest in a 1-qt.* glass jar or decorative bottle. Pour in gin (through a funnel, if the bottle has a narrow opening).
  2. 2. Close jar tightly and put in a cool, dark place for 1 week. The zest will lose its color almost immediately, but will continue to give flavor to the tequila.
  3. 3. Chill tequila and serve cold; it will gradually intensify and get a little cloudy.
  4. * You can use a smaller bottle, but the infusion will be stronger, so taste it occasionally and remove the zest when the liquor tastes the way you want.
  5. Make ahead: Up to 3 months (1 year, strained), chilled.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Lime Tequila Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy