So I went to the Food Network website and put "margarita" in their search engine. A zillion recipes were spit back at me, but of course my beloved Ina's was one of the unfussiest of the bunch. (After the week I've had, I don't really want to mess with making simple syrup - hear what I'm sayin'?) And although you could argue that juicing five limes and a lemon is fussy, I wasn't really fussed.
Ina Garten's Margarita Recipe
- 1 lime, halved
- Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 limes)
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1 cup Triple Sec
- 3 cups ice
- 1 cup white tequila
Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, and ice in a blender and puree until completely blended. Add the tequila and puree for 2 seconds more. Serve over ice. (Another note ... I was so excited about margaritas that I added everything at once and then I blended. I don't know that it makes a difference.)
If you want the recipe for frozen margaritas, you'll have to go to the website. I'm all about margaritas on the rocks.
Another note ... I have to be honest, when I first tried this drink I told my husband that it was strong enough to put hair on his chest (to which he answered, "I already have hair on my chest.") . So I'm warning you - Ina Garten isn't no Sandra Lee with her frou frou cocktails - that lady knows how to mix her margaritas. I also wondered if I shouldn't cut it with a little simple syrup. But no - this was one hell of a good drink.