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

In Categories : ALL OLD RecipesBeverages

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