Last weekend Joe and I had some friends over for a Mexican Food night. We had a lovely spread — a DIY taco bar with an awesome lime chicken, fresh guacamole and salsa, and a a dip using my Elotes recipe! My sister in law even made a Tres Leche cake that was seriously to die for. Like any good hostess, I wanted to make a pre-dinner cocktail for a house-full, but I didn’t want to A) Break the Bank or B) Spend a lot of time doing it. Thats when, DUH, it hit me– I’ll make margaritas! Then I remembered, for a good margarita, you’re gonna do both of those things — good tequila and a top shelf of orange liquor is still gonna put you back a bit, and if you’re like me, you’re gonna wanna use real lime juice, so you’ll spend hours squeezing limes. Not this time. Let me introduce to you, the easiest bulk Margarita.
I do hesitate to call this a Margarita, hence the Grown Up Limeaid name. I will not lie, there are much better “Margarita” options out there, but this is an easy and cheap way to make a mock-margartita for a crowd. To make it you need a can Frozen Limeade, pure agave tequila, and an extra bit of fresh lime juice for that Margarita pucker. Triple Sec and simple syrup are optional, but lovely additions. I definitely recommend using an organic brand of frozen limeade, and at the very least Minute Maid because it doesn’t have any artificial coloring. I also recommend using a mid-range tequila, as I find that cheap tequila can lead to a fun night, but a horrible next day.
As always, be safe and drink responsibly!
Grown Up Lime-Aid
- 1 12 oz. Can Frozen Limeade, thawed (Minute Maid preferred)
- 24 oz. Water
- 6 oz. Triple Sec (Optional, to taste)
- 12 oz. Tequila
- 2 limes, juiced
- Simple Syrup (Optional, to taste)
- Step 1 Using the can as measurement, dump all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Adjust to taste.
- Step 2 Pour over salt-rimmed glasses with ice.
- Step 3 Garnish with lime wedges