(30 weeks pregnant, I am obviously not drinking these days!) :o)
For some reason Andrew got it into his head the other day that he wanted to make margaritas from scratch. No mix, no cheating... just real juice!
I love it when he gets in those moods and into the kitchen with me. We have fun together (and annoy each other!) and definitely enjoy the results!!
These margaritas turned out great! (Well, according to everyone who tried them and my own pre-tequila sips!)
They are just as good with just lemon & lime juice if you don't have or want orange juice, but we loved the combo of all three!
If you've never made simple syrup before, it's an incredibly easy thing to make and great to keep on hand in your fridge. Perfect for sweetening iced tea, iced coffee, fresh squeezed lemonade and more.
Give these a try next time you are craving a great margarita and just don't feel like driving to the nearest mexican restaurant! (Where I'm betting you won't get anything close to this good!)
Thanks for joining me in the kitchen honey!
Triple Citrus Margaritas, from scratch Recipe
makes enough for 4-6 servings
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup simple syrup*
*Make the simple syrup (recipe below) and let it cool.
In a pitcher, mix together the lemon, lime and orange juices with the simple syrup (you can start with 1/2 cup and add more to taste if you're not sure how sweet you'd like things!).
For each margarita, fill a large glass with ice. Pour in a good splash of Triple Sec, a shot or two of tequila and then fill with the margarita mix!
(You can also just mix up one big pitcher, to taste, and serve from there. Whatever you'd like!)
Simple Syrup Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is melted and the syrup is clear.
Remove from the heat and let cool. Store in a jar the fridge for up to several weeks!