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Homemade Margarita Mix

Homemade margarita mix… let that sink in.  It is really as yummy as it sounds.  A good, no a great drink starts with really good ingredients and a margarita is no exception.  Fresh is always best and with this homemade margarita mix recipe, you will find so many ways to use it.  But, first, it makes a really, really awesome margarita!

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Step 1:

Heat water until just before boiling.  I like to have the water warm enough to melt the sugar, but not too hot that it will take a really, really long time to cool down.  Once the water has been heated, then measure out 1 cup.  If you measure 1 cup and then heat the water, you will lose some from evaporation.

Step 2:

Stir in 1/2 cup sugar until it dissolves.

Stir in 1 cup lime juice.  If you have fresh limes, then by all means use fresh lime juice.  If the limes at your grocery store are sad looking, then you can always use prepared key lime juice.  My favorite is Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice.  It is easy to find in most stores across the country.  If you have Kermit’s Key Lime juice, you can use that too.

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Mix all of the ingredients and pour them into a jar.  The mixture will last several weeks in the refrigerator.

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup lime juice

Classic Margarita

What can you do with this lovely concoction?  First and foremost, you can make a classic margarita.  I tend to make a larger batch … easier to share.  Mix 9 oz margarita mix with 3 oz tequila and 1 oz triple sec.  Shake over ice and serve in a glass over ice and garnish with a fresh lime wedge.

Once you try this version of a margarita, you will never buy store bought mix again.  With these natural flavors and natural ingredients, your favorite cocktail and favorite tequila will taste that much better.  Be prepared to impress all of your friends and family.

Cocktail Mixers

Margarita Mix differs slightly from Sour Mix.  I usually make my own sour mix as well as it is just as easy as this one to make.  Mix equal parts of water, sugar, lemon juice, and lime juice.  Again, heat the water to allow the sugar to easily dissolve.

Need simple syrup?  That’s just equal parts water and sugar.  Make several different cocktail mixers and store them in your fridge.  The best part?  You will be ready to make the best margaritas, or other cocktails anytime you want.

Simple ingredients make the best cocktail mixer.  If I do buy a mix at the store, I make sure it doesn’t have high-fructose corn syrup.  There are several organic and good mixers on the market… just read the labels.  There is even an organic Margarita mix option.

Other Recipe Ideas

When I try a new margarita at a favorite restaurant, but first thought is how can I recreate this at home? Well, check out some of these recipes.

Want something a bit more colorful?  Check out this Blue Moon Margarita

The Citrus Margarita combines orange notes with tequila without a tart flavor.  Using triple sec, orange juice (or think about changing it ups with orange liqueur) this is the perfect margarita on a hot summer evening.

Other options are the KeKe margarita, the Strawberry Margarita, and of course, the hubby’s favorite, the Grand M.

I don’t like the taste of artificial sweeteners, but I do like a skinny margarita. They are usually lighter in taste and not very sweet. This skinny margarita mix uses fresh fruit juice and makes a delicious margarita.

Other ideas?  How about making margarita ice cream or margarita cupcakes?

Cinco de Mayo or National Margarita Day is certainly worth celebrating.  Check out these 3 Great Margaritas to celebrate with.

Trying to decide on the best margarita mixer, then check out our article all about the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker.  It really does make the best margaritas, but we also compare several other options.

Don’t have time to make the homemade mix?  Want to try something a bit more on the edge?  Then you have to try one of these Spicy Margaritas from liquor.com.

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