A virgin margarita consists of 1 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce lemon juice, 2 ounces simple syrup and 1 ounce orange juice. Combine these ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake and pour over ice to serve.
To make a margarita with beer, mix beer, tequila and limeade into a large or medium-sized pitcher depending upon the amount you want to prepare. A medium-sized pitcher yields up to 4 servings. Serve the beer margarita over ice immediately, and garnish the glasses with lime wedges if desired.
One basic recipe for a non-alcoholic margarita combines one ounce each of lemon juice, lime juice and orange juice with two ounces of simple syrup. Shake the mixture over ice and strain into a margarita glass.
Margarita mix stays fresh for up to 12 months. The mix should be refrigerated after it is opened. Margarita mix may start to change color or texture after 12 months.
The Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender is a top-rated margarita blender, according to Good Housekeeping. This blender received an A+ rating, the highest among all blenders reviewed in a 2013 test. Amazon.com users also give the WildSide Blender 4.5 out of five stars.
The Margaritaville Key West and Nostalgia Electrics MSB64 are highly rated home margarita machines, according to Heavy. Both models come with sturdy canvas travel cases.
To make a bargain frozen margarita, puree five cups of ice cubes in a blender. Add 3/4 cup of tequila, 2/3 cup of fresh lime juice, and 1/2 cup simple syrup and blend until incorporated. Place 1/3 cup of coarse salt into a bowl. Using a lime, wet the rims of four glasses. Dip the moist rims into the
A frozen margarita can really tip the scales at a whopping 675 calories per drink. This drink also contains a very high sugar content at 83 grams, which is equivalent to three full packs of candy or 10 pastries. There are several alternatives to this drink that are healthier.
Frozen margarita makers are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy and on Amazon.com. Depending on the store, available brand names are Margaritaville and Nostalgia Electrics.
To salt the rims of margarita glasses, take a slice of lime and run it around the edges of the empty glasses to moisten them. Dip the moistened rims into a container or wide bowl of margarita salt, and gently rotate the glasses to coat the entire rims.