A zesty, citrus flavoured homemade margarita mix. Add some tequila and ice to make the best summer cocktails.
Is there anything better than a pitcher of icy cold frozen margaritas? Trust me, they’re even better if you use homemade margarita mix.
We had these as our cocktail of choice last Christmas and it was such a hit! Those reading this in the Northern Hemisphere, remember that it’s summertime for the Christmas I’m talking about.
Making margaritas using a mix as the base (and then adding in the ice and the tequila) makes it super easy and when the mix is homemade it’s absolutely DE-licious.
Lemon and lime, water, sugar and a pinch of salt are the only ingredients in the mix, however, I do my best to get every inch of flavour from the fruit, into the mix!
First, the water is brought to a simmer along with the sugar and salt (so they dissolve.) Then the lemon and lime juice is added along with the peels. Then it’s left to cool right down and steep, so all those gorgeous and tangy citrus flavours are drawn out.
Once strained and bottled this can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to four months.
To serve, add 1 part tequila, 3 parts mixer, and 3 parts ice and blend in a blender until smooth.
To make things a little more fun you can add other fruit when blitzing it up, such as passionfruit or strawberries.
When serving, run a wedge of lime or lemon along the rim of the glass, then dip it into salt. The salt with the sweetness of the margarita is amazing.
Homemade Margarita Mix
- 600 ml water
- 6 medium lemons 200ml lemon juice
- 7 limes 200ml lime juice
- 300 g sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a large pot, bring the water along with the sugar and the salt to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Juice the lemons and the limes.
- Add the juice to the pot of water as well as the juiced peels.
- Leave to cool completely.
- Strain out the peels and pour the mixture into bottles.
- Blend together in a blender with tequila and ice until smooth. (1 part tequila, 3 parts mix, 3 parts ice).
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