You all know how much I love themed-blogging! I made all sorts of Mexican food this weekend to share with you this week to help plan your Cinco De Mayo celebrations for this upcoming weekend. Or, if you are like me and love all Mexican foods all the time, there will be plenty of new recipes for you to try anytime.
I am going to start this fiesta off right with my favorite margarita recipe. I made this for a group of friends at a bachelorette party I was at last year and for my family last Memorial Day weekend. It was a hit both times.
As I have mentioned before, I am not a huge liquor drinker Until last year I didn’t have to much experience with drinking margaritas. In search of the perfect after-work happy hour place with two of my co-workers in NY, we found a restaurant close by that served amazing margarita for five dollars during happy hour. You are probably thinking that’s a rip-off, but in NYC that is a steal for a drink that is served in a glass cup. Sad, but true! Anyways, I fell in love with margaritas and especially love them served with freshly made tortilla chips salsa and guac. Needless to say, we frequented this place a lot and always had a good time.
Making your margaritas at home is always the best because you can control the amount of liquor you want in it and you can put extra salt on the rim! This recipe makes four drinks so feel free to double or halve it as needed. Serve with a salt-rimmed glass and ice!
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 8-12 limes)
- ¾ cup (6 oz) silver tequila
- ½ cup (4 oz) orange liqueur
- lime wedges/slices for garnish (optional)
- kosher salt for rim of glass (optional)
- In a sauce pan, heat up water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Place simple syrup in a jar or pitcher and let cool.
- Using a juicer or citrus press squeeze 8-12 limes until you have 1 cup of lime juice. For easier juicing bring the limes to room temperature and roll the lime back and forth with the palm of your hand against a hard flat surface (like counter-top) and apply pressure to the lime as you roll.
- Add lime juice to cooled sugar water. Stir in tequila and orange liquor.
- To prepare the glass rub a lime wedge on the edge of glass to add a small amount of moisture. Place some kosher salt on a plate and turn glasses rim in the salt until covered, add in ice and pour in the margarita! Enjoy!
Source- adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride