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These are potent, yet amazingly smooth-tasting when you use good-quality tequila and orange liqueur and thoroughly shake the mixture with ice before pouring over ice cubes to serve.

Recipe by Southern Living July 2010

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prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rub rims of 4 chilled glasses with lime wedge; dip rims in salt to coat. Fill glasses with ice.

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  • Stir together tequila and next 3 ingredients in a small pitcher, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

  • Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add desired amount of margarita mixture, cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Note: We tested with Jose Cuervo Especial for tequila and Triple Sec for orange liqueur.

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  • Pomegranate Margaritas: Decrease lime juice to 1/4 cup. Stir 1/2 cup pomegranate juice into tequila mixture in Step Makes about 2 cups.

  • Strawberry Margaritas: Substitute red decorator sugar crystals for margarita salt. Reduce powdered sugar to 1/4 to 1/3 cup and lime juice to 1/4 cup. Process 1 (10-oz.) package frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed, in blender 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir strawberry puree into tequila mixture in Step Makes 2 1/2 cups.

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