Homemade Margarita Mix
Homemade margarita mix… let that sink in. It is really as yummy as it sounds. A good, no a great drink starts with really good ingredients and a margarita is no exception. Fresh is always best and this mix you will find so many ways to use. But, first, it makes an really, really awesome margarita!
Heat water until just before boiling. I like to have the water warm enough to melt the sugar, but not too hot that it will take a really, really long time to cool down. Once the water has been heated, then measure out 1 cup. If you measure 1 cup and then heat the water, you will loose some from evaporation.
Stir in 1/2 cup sugar until is dissolves.
Stir in 1 cup lime juice. If you have fresh limes, then by all means use fresh. If the limes at your store are sad looking, then you can always use prepared key lime juice. My favorite is Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice. It is easy to find in most stores across the country. If you have Kermit’s Key Lime juice, you can use that too.
Mix all of the ingredients and pour into a jar. The mixture will last several weeks in the refrigerator.
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup lime juice
What can you do with this lovely concoction? First and foremost, you can make a margarita. I tend to make a larger batch … easier to share. Mix 9 oz margarita mix with 3 oz tequila and 1 oz triple sec. Shake over ice and serve in glass over ice. Once you try this version of a margarita, you will never buy store bought mix again.
Other ideas? How about making ice cream or cupcakes? See our recipe section for these, and other wonderful ideas!