I’ve had a crush on Margarita’s my whole life!
Ever since my parents used to let me sneak a taste of theirs at the local watering hole (GeJo’s) when I was in high school! I thought maybe it was the forbidden fruit but 30 years later and I still LOVE Margarita’s. I have gotten pickier through the years however.. I used to drink any margarita, $1 Marg night… I’m IN! But now I prefer real ingredients in my Margs.
Clumsy Gourmet’s Clean Margarita Recipe
- 3 shots of Camarena Tequila (My favorite… friends don’t let friends drink Cuervo!)
- 2 -3 Limes Squeezed (If you don’t have a lime squeezer thingy…I got this one for Christmas and it’s going strong 2 years later)
- 1.5 shots of Triple Sec or Cointreau
- Kosher Salt or Super Fine Sugar
- Simple Syrup to Taste
- 4 Drops Young Living Essential Oil (Citrus Fresh, Orange, or Lime .. I love all 3 options)
- Combine tequila, lime juice, Orange Liquor of choice (Cointreau or Triple Sec) and ice in the blender.
- Blend until it is the way you like it.
- Run cut limes around the Margarita glass and dip in salt or sugar. I have two of these rimmers one with salt and one with sugar
- Pour Margaritas in glass
- Add Essential Oils ( I didn’t want to lose any in the blender)
- Stir in with pretty straws or these stainless steel ones that I love for my smoothies too.
- DRINK UP!
If you’d like to make up the margarita mixer in advance, this is another option.
CLEAN MARGARITA MIXER
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
- 4 drops Young Living Orange, Lime or Citrus Fresh Essential Oils
SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE
You have two options
- Quick & Easy – 1:1 Sugar and Water… Shake until completely dissolved. The superfine sugar you bought to use for a rimmer works great.
- On the Stove – 2 parts sugar to 1 part water…
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
- Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. (Note: Do not allow the syrup to boil for too long or the syrup will be too thick once it cools.)
- Allow to cool completely and thicken, then bottle and refrigerate if you aren’t using it right away.
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