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Classic Margarita

Fresh lime juice makes an incomparable Margarita."


1 1/2 cups cold water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
12 ounces Tequila
2 1/2 ounces orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau)
lime wedges
coarse salt
crushed ice
thin lime slices


Place water and sugar in a 2 quart Cuisinart® 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.
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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Makes 6 cups - enough for eight 6-ounce Margaritas

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

calories 293 (0% from fat) · carb 46g · protein 0g · fat 0g · sat fat 0g · chol 0mg · sod 4mg · calc 7mg · vit c 18mg (30% dv) · fiber 0g

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