With Cinco De Mayo being this weekend, I felt it only necessary to whip up my own batch of delicious margarita mix!
Honestly, I’m not much of a tequila person BUT that’s because I only like it in a margarita and I don’t care much for the sweeter drinks. They tend to make me feel overloaded with sugar.
This mix is super easy to make and the best part is, since you make it yourself, you can easily substitute the granulated sugar for a more natural option. I haven’t tried that yet but I’m always open to experimenting!
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of lime juice (or 1 16 fl oz bottle of Santa Cruz *HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!)
- 1/2 cup sugar (you can substitute if needed)
- A few sprigs of fresh mint
- A cute little container for fridge storage
- Heat together on high 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves COMPLETELY.
- Turn off the heat and add in a bit of the mint (I used about 5 leaves). Let this cool about 10-15 minutes. Mix it a few times.
- Remove the mint and add in the 2 cups of lime juice.
- Mix well and pour this into your storage container. Add a few fresh leaves of mint and chill at least 1 hour.
In a shaker with ice add:
- 1 shot of tequila (any brand that’s clear)
- 1/2 shot of triple sec or other orange liqueur
- 2 shots of margarita mix
**If you like salt with your margarita, try garnishing the rim with this fool proof LIME SALT recipe!