It's time to let go of the sweet and sour mix. These easy margaritas are mostly sour with a bit of sweetness and make your mouth water before you even take a sip. It's not overly sweet and heavy, but refreshing and even a little potent. Squeezing your own lime juice makes all the difference, so don't take any bottled shortcuts.
6 cups ice
1 1/4 cups simple syrup
3/4 cup (6 oz.) tequila
1/2 cup (4 oz.) triple sec
1 tablespoon lime zest plus 1 cup fresh juice (about 8 limes)
How to Make It
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth and slightly frothy. Add more ice, if desired, for a thicker margarita. Garnish with lime wedges, and serve immediately.