Yesterday I briefly touched on the freakiness that is bottled margarita mix.
Can we really trust something that neon – NEON yellow/green? The answer is no. We most certainly can’t.
While I am sure there are some bottled mixes that are good – nothing beats actually fresh lemon and lime juice. Fresh juice always makes the best drinks…especially margaritas.
And the beauty of this margarita mix is that it’s not sweetened, so you can sweeten it as much (or as little) as you’d like – which also makes it perfect for these skinny margaritas.
You can sweeten them with agave, simple syrup or even some honey. You’ve got lots of options.
This recipe makes about 3 1/2 cups of margarita mix, so if you’re only making a couple margaritas or don’t think you’ll use it within a week, then you can halve it or reduce the amounts as needed. It also freezes well, so that’s normally my preferred route – makes a good excuse for margaritas on the fly!
Now it’s time to get your margarita on!
- 1½ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
- 1½ cups fresh squeezed lime juice (about 12-15 limes)
- ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1 orange)
- In a large bowl combine lemon, lime and orange juice. Strain the juice mixture into a resealable jar or bottle and discard the pulp and seeds. Refrigerate the juice mixture until well chilled.
- Remaining mix can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or can be frozen for up to 1 year.