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Fresh Lime Margaritas

 Fresh Lime Margaritas
This basic margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes...try it frozen or with strawberries! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups crushed ice

Directions

  • Using lime wedges, moisten rims of four glasses. Holding each glass
  • upside down, dip rim into salt; set aside.
  • In a pitcher, combine the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, lemon
  • juice and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve in prepared
  • glasses over crushed ice. Yield: 4 servings.
For Frozen Lime Margaritas: Reduce lemon and lime juices to 2 tablespoons each. Increase the superfine sugar to 1/4 cup and the crushed ice to 4 cups. Add 3/4 cup limeade concentrate. Prepare glasses as directed. In a blender, combine the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, lemon juice, limeade concentrate, superfine sugar and crushed ice; cover and process until smooth. Yield: 5 cups. For Frozen Strawberry Margaritas: Follow directions for Frozen Lime Margaritas, except reduce crushed ice to 2 cups and add 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries. Yield: 4 cups.

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Editor's Note:
Nutritional Facts: 1/3 cup equals 149 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1,413 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.