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“Family” Margaritas

This is my margarita recipe, using fresh oranges and limes from our yard.  I call them “family” margaritas because when we make them the whole family gets involved.  Evan & Steve generally do the orange and lime picking and everyone takes turn juicing them.  In the past, I’ve substituted Pisco for the Tequila. I’ve also made these margaritas using mango/passion fruit juice too, you can substitute any juice you like for the orange juice in this recipe.

“Family” Margaritas

  • 8 ounces Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 4 ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 4 ounces Triple Sec
  • 4 ounces Tequila

The recipe can be made in big batches and stored in the refrigerator for when you’re ready to relax on the patio with some friends.  To increase or decrease the master recipe, the only thing you have to remember is that you want 1 part of each lime juice, Triple Sec and Tequila to 2 parts orange juice.

              

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Robin’s Margarita

This is my best friend Robin, and she knows a thing or two about making a really good margarita.  I thought I’d share a recipe I learned from her about 10 years ago and have been making ever since.  These margaritas are perfect for camping or anytime and they go oh so well with the camping tacos I just posted.

Robin’s Margarita

  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 oz tequila
  • 12 oz beer (Mexican beer preferably)
  • 6 oz cold water
  • ice (lots of ice)
  • lime (cut into wedges)
  1. Pour the limeade, tequila, beer and water into a large pitcher; stir with a long-handled spoon until completely blended and the frozen limeade has completely melted.
  2. Add in lots of ice to the pitcher and stir again.
  3. Serve in a glass over more ice with a lime wedge.

To make it extra special…and why wouldn’t you want it extra special…pour in a bit of Grand Marnier right before serving!!!

For Frozen/Blended Margaritas

If you’re making these at home and you like a blended margarita, use the same ingredients as above except don’t add the 6oz of cold water.  Just use equal parts limeade, tequila and beer.  Fill the blender to the top with ice first, then add 6 oz limeade concentrate, 6 oz tequila and 6 oz beer.  Blend until smooth.  Serve as above, and don’t forget the Grand Marnier!!!

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Sunset Sangria

I’ve found the most REFRESHING sangria recipe ever!!!  It was originally printed in the June 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.  If you’ve got a lime tree or a friend who has one, this will be your new favorite summertime drink.

Sunset Sangria

Prep: 25 minutes   Chill: 2 hours

2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel

1 cup lime juice

3/4 cup sugar

water

1 750-ml bottle Pinot Noir or Syrah, chilled

In a 1-quart glass measuring cup combine lime peel, lime juice and sugar; add water to equal 4 cups.  Stir to dissolve sugar.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
To serve, place ice in six 16-ounce glasses.  Add 2/3 cup of the lime juice mixture to each glass.  Pouring along side of glass, slowly add 1/2 cup wine. 

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