Friday, September 25, 2015

Fresh Squeezed Margaritas

Previous to making these at home, I had never experienced a fresh squeezed margarita. I know, sinful. It really does make a world of difference if you, ya know, appreciate the finer things in life. I happened to breeze by a juicer at TJ Maxx for $15 and I was sold on the idea of all things fresh squeezed. Not to mention, maybe a little arm workout while I am at it? I'm okay with that.

I invite you to experience this beautiful creation of fresh ingredients, simplicity, salty, jalapeno goodness all in a mason jar glass.

Fresh Squeezed Margaritas (pitcher style)

2 parts Simple Syrup
2 parts Lime Juice
3 parts Tequila
A couple splashes of Triple Sec
2 Jalapenos

Parts can also be synonymous with cups for this recipe. If you follow along with that measurement, you should get about 4-6 pretty sizable (strong) margaritas! You can always adjust accordingly for your group size. It may even be worth making extra for yourself as this recipe stores well in the fridge, just be sure to top the pitcher with it's intended top or saran wrap.

Please note: It will take about 15-20 limes to juice 2 cups worth of lime juice. You don't want to fall short - that's a pretty important ingredient right there!

How to make Fresh Squeezed Margaritas:

Start by making your simple syrup. The name says it all! It is equal parts sugar and water. Bring your water to a boil and add an equal increment of sugar until it is dissolved (ie one cup water + one cup sugar). I then place the simple syrup in the freezer for a bit to let it cool down before adding it to the margaritas!

Time to work your muscles. This works best if you have a juicer. I got mine for $15 at TJ Maxx. Think of all of the spirited beverages you can make with these things: margaritas, orange crushes, fresh squeezed mimosas! The list could go on. Cut all of your lime wedges (except for one or two) in half and begin to juice all of them into the juicing bowl. Once you have your full two cups, dump into your pitcher.

Next, add the three parts (cups) of tequila, two parts (cups) simple syrup and a couple splashes of triple sec to your pitcher.

Time for glass prep. Use one or two of the limes to cut into wedges, one of which to use to wet the rim of the glass. Next you will tip the glass upside down into some salt so that it sticks around the rim. Add the rest of the wedges to the rim of each of the glasses. Next, cut the jalapenos to add into the glasses (this is if you like it HOT). I definitely recommend the added heat touch, though. Lastly, add a couple of ice cubes to each glass.

You are done. Where is the fiesta?

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