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Classic Margarita

Fresh lime juice makes an incomparable margarita.



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


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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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