Tasty Tuesday – Mom-A-Rita’s


This week we take a yummy adventure  into the world of drinks!  We recently passed National Margarita day and I wanted to share my favorite way to make this drink.   I know there are various mixes out there that you can grab along with a bottle of tequila, but I have found those mixes don’t keep very long, even when you store them in the fridge.

My short cut, if you want a small batch in a pinch is to get two containers of lime juice frozen from concentrate and one lemonade frozen from concentrate.  Add them together in a pitcher with 1/2 cup of white sugar.  If you prefer to use organic sugar, make sure you mix it all together well because the granules of sugar are larger.

Once everything is mixed together, you can either leave this in the fridge until you are ready to use or add the tequila to your liking, mix and serve.  This amount will serve about 4-6 people, or about four 12 ounce glasses.  I found this way using the frozen containers cuts down on using ice that will melt and dilute the mixture.  Just a warning, the thickness of this mix will mask the flavor of the tequila, so make sure to measure the liquor out so you and your guests can drink responsibly.

Quick Change:  This is a fun drink any time of year really.  You can add a dash of orange juice, pineapple juice, guava, papaya – whatever to give it a twist.  For this recipe, I would add 1 cup of the fruit juice, but you can add  it to your liking.  Also, if you find it’s too lime flavored, feel free to add a cup of very cold water to cut down on its thickness.  If you make this in bulk, my ratio is 2:1 frozen lime from concentrate and frozen lemonade from concentrate; definitely taste as you are going along before adding any liquor.  You want the base mixture to be to your liking then add the tequila.  Also, you don’t have to use top shelf tequila.  I’ve used both kinds and it did not impact the flavor.

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