Margaritas from Scratch

It’s actually pretty simple to make Margs from scratch, but it’s tedious, since you have to juice the lemons and limes yourself. But I find that making them fresh this way gives them a better, more full taste than you get from a mix.

• Whole lemons
• Two whole limes for every lemon
• White sugar
• Salt
• Tequila

Juice the lemons and limes until you have enough for however maragaritas you want to make. Add sugar until it tastes good. Salt is totally optional for the rim of the glass. The amount of tequila is up to you.

If you want frozen margaritas, don’t use an underpowered blender. That will just beat the ice until it’s more melted than not. You really want a proper bar blender, one of the metal Hamilton Beach blenders, like a 700 watt model or a Ninja. Fill the blender with ice cubes, preferably the skinnier ice maker ones. Add the margartia and tequila untill the non – ice space in the blender is filled. HOLD THE LID ON, and hit the switch until the insides are moving smoothly. You may have to hit the switch a few more times. Once the consistency is mostly smooth, pour and drink. You’ll probably always have some chunks of ice, unless you use crushed to begin with. Just use a bar strainer to catch the chunks of ice.