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    Cool ISO - A really good margarita recipe.

    I love margaritas and it's time I learned to make them at home. Please give me your best margarita recipe. Thanks so much.

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    I can't help you with the recipe BUT I will share a secret with you. A friend of mine turned me on to this .... drop a piemento stuffed green olive in your Marg! HONEST!! I'm talking about the regular Marg - not the "frozen" ones - the real one with salt around the rim. The sourness/saltiness of the Marg goes perfect with the Olive, and the Olive is SO YUMMY when it's been drinking for a while!!!

    Last year at a resort in Jamaica I was drinking them. This year when I went back, the bar tender (who we became friends with, and remain friends with) is now serving Marg's with Olives "Sue style". Said his customers think he's nuts at first, then they try them and they're amazed.
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    Thanks for the tip. Sounds delish.

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    One part frozen limeade, one part tequila, two parts Sprite or Mountain Dew. (for instance, 6 oz frozen limeade, 6 oz tequila, and 12 oz Sprite or Mountain Dew). I use diet drinks - I know you're not supposed to, but there's so much sugar in the limeade, I figure it offsets the alcohol enough! The sodas should be cold. Stir and serve over ice. Simple and yummy. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I can't help you with the recipe BUT I will share a secret with you. A friend of mine turned me on to this .... drop a piemento stuffed green olive in your Marg! HONEST!! I'm talking about the regular Marg - not the "frozen" ones - the real one with salt around the rim. The sourness/saltiness of the Marg goes perfect with the Olive, and the Olive is SO YUMMY when it's been drinking for a while!!!

    Last year at a resort in Jamaica I was drinking them. This year when I went back, the bar tender (who we became friends with, and remain friends with) is now serving Marg's with Olives "Sue style". Said his customers think he's nuts at first, then they try them and they're amazed.
    This has nothing to do with margaritas, can't help you there, but I have had beer with an green olive in it. Some places in the Rocky Mountain west serve it this way. Also with tomato juice, very good on a hot day.

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    We love margaritas, and this summer my DH perfected this recipe (in my opinion).

    Prepare the glasses by moistening the rim with lime rind then dip it in a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of sea salt and sugar. This makes so much difference! We keep a small jar of the mix in the pantry and pour out a little into a saucer as needed.
    Prepare a simple syrup by boiling equal parts water and white sugar. Keep it in a bottle in the fridge. It keeps well for weeks.
    In a strong blender: pour 8 ice cubes, juice of 1 large lime or 2 small limes, 1 large jigger (1 1/2 oz) Grand Marnier or Cointreau, 2 jiggers (3 oz) silver tequila, 2 jiggers simple syrup. Blend well until frothy. Pour into prepared glasses. Makes two drinks.
    If you want the margarita on the rocks, just stir together and pour over the ice. If you prefer the drink more sweet or less sweet, adjust the simple syrup accordingly.
    Last edited by quilter1; 11-24-2011 at 05:56 AM.

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    Thank you dreamquilter and quilter1. That's exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate your recipes.

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    Thanks - this sounds yummy. Gonna try this one.

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    Is anyone interested in a Jalapeno Margarita. We have a recipe for one that is really really good! Takes a bit of prep time before hand, but sooooo worth it.
    Lynne

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    Threw a margarita tasting party for cinco de mayo a few years back .... This recipe won hands down as the best. Be careful tho as it will knock your socks off...

    http://www.ozols.com/margarit.htm

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    Does anyone have the recipe for a non alcoholic margarita from either Woman's Day or Family Circle that came out a few years back? It was along the side of the page as in an advertisement. I have been out on the internet and there are non alcoholic recipes out there, but not that one and it was the best one I had tasted. Tasted just like a regular margarita, but no alcohol so no hangovers. I had it out to give my sister-in-law a copy and it didn't get put back right away and must have been picked up with some scrap paper and lost, plus she lost her copy as well. It had frozen lime juice, gingerale, and beyond that I can't remember for sure. Was simple to make and ohhhh so good.

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    I am so sorry about Cecelia. To date, I have lost Pretty Girl, Mr. Motor, and Crazy Cat. Pretty Girl and Mr. Motor lived very long lives after adopting me.

    I learned to make these from a bar tender in Cancun almost 20 years ago. That was such a fun girl trip! Always use GOOD tequila....the taste of your margarita is reflected by the quality of your tequila. I prefer sipping tequilas and their legendary smoothness.

    3 parts tequila: 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice: 1 part orange liquer. Mix in shaker with ice, strain into lime and salt rimmed chilled glass. Garnish with lime.

    Enjoy!

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    Jalapeno Margarita? I would LOVE to have your recipe. Thanks

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    Jalapeno Margarita
    First, you need a jalapeno simple syrup:
    1 C sugar
    1 C water
    Rind of one orange - use a potato peeler and try to get as little pith as possible - if you end up with one long continuous strip of rind cut it into about 6 pieces
    1-2 fresh jalapenos (depends on how "hot" you like things, if you like really hot add more), sliced into rings
    1-2 leaves of fresh basil, if available (or fresh mint leaves, remarkably alike in taste in this application)
    Bring water and sugar to a boil, drop in orange rind, jalapenos and optional basil (mint).
    Simmer one minute, turn off stove and allow syrup to cool down
    Pour entire mixture into a jar and refridgerate. Syrup is good for about a week.
    Notes about syrup: is really good on plain greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream; the longer it is the refridgerator the "milder" the jalapenos become; you can double this recipe

    For each margarita:

    2 oz good tequila
    1.5 oz fresh lime juice
    1.5 oz jalapeno syrup
    one fresh jalapeno sliced into slender rings
    optional additional 1-2 leaves of basil (or mint)

    In a shaker (jar, martini shaker, whatever you fancy) drop the jalapenos and optional basil. Muddle lightly with the end of a wooden spoon. Fill shaker half way with ice, add all the liquid ingredients and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds. Pour (if you do not want the bits and pieces from the syrup or the fresh jalapeno pieces - I love these myself- strain when you pour) into lime and salt rimmed glasses

    Note - this recipe is based on DH's likes. When I make one for myself I add 2 oz of the syrup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamquilter View Post
    One part frozen limeade, one part tequila, two parts Sprite or Mountain Dew. (for instance, 6 oz frozen limeade, 6 oz tequila, and 12 oz Sprite or Mountain Dew). I use diet drinks - I know you're not supposed to, but there's so much sugar in the limeade, I figure it offsets the alcohol enough! The sodas should be cold. Stir and serve over ice. Simple and yummy. Enjoy!
    We use this one but instead of the Sprite we use La Croix Lime. Also add a bottle of Corona. Perfect for those Girl's Nights in..Hub doesn't really like them.
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    Blend together 1 can limeade, 1 can tequila, and 1 can triple sec. Add ice to this to make frozen margaritas. Delicious!

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    What is La Croix Lime?
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    This is an easy delicious margarita recipe:

    12 oz each:

    Bottle of Corona beer
    Frozen can of limeaid
    Can of 7 up soda
    Fill lime aid container with good tequila

    Mix together and pour over ice, rim glass with lime and dip rim in salt if desired.

    Makes a pitcher and serves six or eight people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1 View Post
    We love margaritas, and this summer my DH perfected this recipe (in my opinion).

    Prepare the glasses by moistening the rim with lime rind then dip it in a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of sea salt and sugar. This makes so much difference! We keep a small jar of the mix in the pantry and pour out a little into a saucer as needed.
    Prepare a simple syrup by boiling equal parts water and white sugar. Keep it in a bottle in the fridge. It keeps well for weeks.
    In a strong blender: pour 8 ice cubes, juice of 1 large lime or 2 small limes, 1 large jigger (1 1/2 oz) Grand Marnier or Cointreau, 2 jiggers (3 oz) silver tequila, 2 jiggers simple syrup. Blend well until frothy. Pour into prepared glasses. Makes two drinks.
    If you want the margarita on the rocks, just stir together and pour over the ice. If you prefer the drink more sweet or less sweet, adjust the simple syrup accordingly.

    Oh man this sounds good. During the summer your simple syrup could also be used to feed the hummingbirds. Lol. Thanks for sharing. I'm a snowbird heaving to Phoenix for the winter and I will be definitely giving this recipe a try.

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    Local Mexican restaurant makes the best! Here is my favorite for a Golden Margarita-when the originals are 'too limey'. This is also good with 1800 instead of the Cuervo Gold.
    Golden Margarita
    2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial
    5 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
    1 oz Grand Marnier
    Cup of Ice
    Sea Salt (fine or larger)
    Lime or Orange wedge
    Rub rim of large (of course!) chilled glass with the lime or orange and dip into salt. Combine Especial, Margarita Mix and Marnier with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over crushed or rock ice in the garnished glass. Can be halved for a smaller drink.

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