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Margarita, Ina Garten (06)

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Source:   Garten, Ina. Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun (New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001).


Glass:  Martini


Makes:  Six (6)

Ingredients

For Margaritas On the Rocks
  • 4-ozs (1/2 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice, about five limes
  • 1-oz (2 Tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice, about one lemon
  • 8-ozs (1 cup) Triple Sec
  • 3 cups ice
  • 8-ozs (1 cup) white tequila

For Frozen Margaritas
  • 2-ozs (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice, about two to three limes
  • 0.5-oz (1 Tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice, about half a lemon
  • 4-ozs (1/2 cup) Triple Sec
  • 6 cups ice
  • 4-ozs (1/2 cup) white tequila



  • Garnish (both On the Rocks and Frozen)
    • 1 lime, halved
    • Kosher salt (never iodized)
    • Lime wedges

    For Serving (over rocks)
    • Ice cubes 

    Preparation

    01.  Rim half of  the glass by rubbing the outside of the rim of six glasses with the cut lime and dipping one side of each glass lightly into a saucer of kosher salt.

    02.  Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, and ice in a blender. Purée until completely blended. 

    03.  Add the tequila and purée for two (2) seconds more. Serve over ice.

    04. For frozen margaritas, adjust proportions as shown and blend in two (2) batches. Serve with a cut lime.