Classic Lime Margaritas

May 3, 2012

Someone pointed out the other day that I’ve been going nuts with the beverage posts lately. It’s true. The only action my kitchen has seen in the last few days is fruit-squeezing, ice-making, and cocktail-stirring. Before you ask, no…I have not suddenly developed a drinking problem. It’s just that for food-blogging purposes it’s a lot easier to throw together a big pitcher of margaritas than to come home, scramble to cook/plate a meal, stage a scene, and try to take pictures before the sun is gone.

Plus, I love margaritas. Give me any excuse to make and/or drink it, and I’m there. I used to find the taste of tequila repulsive, but my taste buds must have changed a lot since college because these days I can’t get enough of the salty-sweet tang of a well made margarita. And with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I have the perfect excuse to indulge my cravings.

When we go out, I like to order flavored margaritas — usually peach or mango, because I rarely have peaches or mangos on hand at home. But, every once in a while I get a craving for the taste of a classic, no-nonsense lime marg. It’s simple, it’s un-fussy, it’s delicious. And, aside from the fact that you have to squeeze a million limes by hand if you don’t have a juicer, it’s one of the easiest drinks you’ll ever make. I guarantee you have all the ingredients in your fridge/pantry right now, so get on it! Bottoms up.

6 Comments

  1. Pan Cuisine says:

    I could use gulp this right now :). So refreshing looking…beautiful

  2. What a great looking batch of margaritas! I can’t get enough this time of year. Yours are just perfect and your photography is lovely!

    • justputzing says:

      Thank you so much! I was actually admiring your frozen watermelon margaritas earlier. Watermelon is another thing I can’t get enough of in the summer :)

  3. My favorite silver tequila is by Jose Cuervo. I just might try it with this recipe.

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