Margaritas are the most common mixed cocktail made with tequila, and they are always a huge hit at any party. Made with triple sec and lime juice, and served in a salted glass, these fruity drinks can be prepared shaken, stirred or blended with ice for a frozen treat.
Add 2 to 3 cups of ice to the blender container. Use more ice for thicker margaritas, and less ice for a thinner result. It's better to add too little ice at first rather than too much.
Add 2 ozs. of lime juice, 12 ozs. of sweet and sour mix, 6 ozs. of tequila, 2 ozs. of Triple Sec, and 3/4 tsp. of sugar to the blender. Place the lid on the blender and blend on low speed until you reach the desired consistency.
Slice a fresh lime in half with a sharp knife. Rub the rim of each margarita glass with the flesh of the lime. Make sure the inside and outside of the rim is thoroughly coated with lime juice.
Pour a generous amount of margarita salt onto a small plate. The plate should be larger than the opening of the margarita glasses. Dip each glass into the salt, rotating slightly to coat the rims.
Pour the blended margarita mixture into the salted margarita glasses. Garnish with fresh lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately. This recipe yields approximately four servings.
If a fresh lime is not available, use bottled lime juice or water to coat the rim of each margarita glass.
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