For Cinco de Mayo we had a few couples over for a little potluck. We made classic margaritas w/ an orange twist using fresh squeezed lemons, limes, and oranges. The measurements below are after fussing around a few times. First I weakened them a little cause they were so strong! Then they seemed TOO weak. This recipe I think is about right. We also made my mom’s wonderful cheese enchiladas and homemade Mexican refried beans.
8 cups tequila
4 cups triple sec
2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice (I used 14 limes – they were fairly big limes)
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (I used 14 lemons)
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (I used 8 oranges)
Sugar syrup (optional)
Salt for the salt rim (we get the flakey salt meant for margaritas cause I love salt!)
- Chill the tequila and triple sec in the freezer a few hours ahead of time.
- Squeeze the lemons, limes, and oranges (same day–some people swear that you need to do this right before serving, but that is way too much trouble).
- Right before serving mix the tequila, triple sec, and juices. Add a little sugar syrup if it needs a little sweetening. We used a punch bowl and mixed this all with ice.
How to make sugar syrup: Mix one cup of sugar with one cup of water in a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then microwave for another minute and stir. Chill.