This summer, we took a family vacation to the beach. One week with my entire family.
Each couple handled a dinner. We picked taco night. The main event, though, was fresh homemade margaritas.
Sweet and citrusy, made from scratch, and so delicious.
P. and I threw a margarita testing party one Saturday night to experiment with recipes. Suffice it to say, we were asleep by 9:00 PM after we found our favorite.
I’ll share the recipe for making one or two drinks, and the recipe we used to fill a punch bowl down the shore.
For one glass:
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz fresh orange juice
- 1 oz triple sec
- 2 oz blanco/silver tequila (we’ve used 1800 and Patron)
- 1 1/2 – 2 oz simple syrup
For the simple syrup: Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar over medium heat until combined and clear.
For a party:
- 2 cups fresh lime juice
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 2 cups triple sec
- 4 cups silver tequila
- Simple syrup from 2 cups water + 2 cups sugar
Serve over ice and enjoy! We also ran a lime wedge around our glasses and dipped in a plate of salt (the standard) or sugar (obviously the better choice).
Squeezing enough fresh fruit for our taco night took the better part of a rainy afternoon at the beach. They were a big hit, but we’ll probably stick to making just a few of these at a time, or on special occasions.