I’m a Texas girl through and through and if there is one thing I love it’s a good margarita. Now when I say a “Good” margarita what I mean is it’s got to have 100% blue agave tequila, for example I use Hornitos Silver Tequila. I’ve got to have a good splash of Grand Marnier, but most importantly I want real juice in my Margaritas not fake margarita mix. I know that many people have been on a “juicing” trend lately and I will confess I bought a juicer too, but what I use my juicer for is making some AMAZING cocktails. Now my margaritas are not just lime juice because I think straight lime juice is too bitter. I do a combination of equal parts orange and lime juice and just a splash of lemon juice to have a well-rounded mix. To keep it traditional Mexican I use Agave nectar to sweeten the margarita, which also will classify these as “Skinny” Margaritas. What girl doesn’t love that!
This recipe is makes margaritas for a thirsty crowd.
Mel’s Top Shelf “Skinny” Margaritas
3 Cups Fresh Lime Juice
3 Cups Fresh Orange Juice
½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
8 cups of Water
¾ Cup Agave Nectar
5 Cups 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Such As Hornitos)
2 Cups Grand Marnier
Mix together all the juices, water and agave nectar in a large pitcher. Then divide the mix between two large pitchers and add in the tequila and Grand Marnier. Stir well to combine and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve on the rocks with salt.
If you happen to have an ice cream machine, these make excellent frozen margaritas. Just fill the bowl of the ice cream maker ¾ of the way and let it go for about 30 minutes or until a thick slush has formed. Then serve and enjoy!