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Classic Margarita

Fresh lime juice makes an incomparable margarita.

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Ingredients

1½      cups cold water


1½      cups granulated sugar


2         cups fresh lime juice


12       ounces tequila


2½      ounces orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau)


           lime wedges


           coarse salt


           crushed ice


           thin lime slices


Instructions

1. Pour water and sugar into a 2-quart  saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and cook undisturbed to dissolve sugar, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When completely cool, transfer to a large pitcher; stir in fresh lime juice. Add tequila and orange liqueur; stir to blend.


2. Rub the rims of margarita glasses with lime wedges and dip in coarse salt if desired. Fill the glasses halfway with crushed ice. Add margarita mixture to top of glass. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and enjoy.

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Servings

eight 6-ounce margaritas

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

 

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 293 (0% from fat) • carb 46g • pro. 0g
fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
calc. 7mg • vit. C 18mg (30% DV) • fiber 0g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Pulp Control Citrus Juicer