Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly, Mindi Shapiro
6 servings

We use silver, or clear, tequila in this mint margaritas recipe. For an appealing presentation, rub the rims of the margarita glasses with lime wedges and dip the rims in a half-and-half mixture of kosher salt and sugar. Serve with fresh lime wedges as a garnish, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients and 1/2 cup tequila in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove tequila mixture from heat; steep 15 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard mint. Stir in juice, Grand Marnier, and remaining 1/4 cup tequila. Cool to room temperature. Add bitters, if desired.

Step 2

Place mixture in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and freeze 2 hours (alcohol will separate). Knead bag to combine mixture. Pour 2/3 cup margarita into each of 6 margarita glasses.

Ratings & Reviews

VLizzle's Review

May 03, 2014
I knew that one cup of sugar was going to be way too much, as indicated by another poster. I only used two tablespoons vs. one cup - HUGE difference!

carolfitz's Review

July 24, 2012
way too sweet. we tried to tweak adding more lime juice & tequila but it all ended up down the drain. waste of GM and good tequila.