Serves : 6 Preparation Time : 10 minutes
- 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 4 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 1 cup 100% Agave Tequila (Resposado Tequila)
- 1 cup Triple Sec
Combine both zests and juices with sugar, and salt in a large liquid measuring cup, cover with plastic and wrap and refrigerate until the flavors meld, 4-24 hours. (If you want to serve the margaritas immediately, omit the zest and skip the steeping).
Divide 1 cup crushed ice between 4-6 margarita or double old-fashioned glasses. Strain juice mixture into 1-quart pitcher or cocktail shaker. Add Tequila, Triple Sec, and remaining crushed ice. Stir or shake until thoroughly combined and chilled, 20-60 seconds.
Strain into ice filled glasses and serve immediately.
NOTES : I like my margarita without salt, but you can rub a cut lime around the rim of the glass and then dip in coarse salt.
Recipe by : Cook’s Illustrated
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