Sunday, May 8, 2011

Citrus Margarita

(about 6 servings)

A couple of years ago I was a bit obsessed with margaritas.. I made a slightly different version each evening after work, looking for that perfect one.

This was pretty much what I settled on at that time, except for the 7-up. Last week I watched someone add this to their margaritas and thought it was the perfect way to adjust the final taste in terms of sweet/sour and/or strength.

1/2 cup fresh squeezed key lime juice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3-1/2 cup agave nectar, to taste
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup Gran Marnier
1/2 cup (more or less) 7-up

coarse sea salt
ice cubes

Wet the rims of a few margarita glasses and dip them in the salt. Set aside.

Combine the lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, tequila, Gran Marnier and 7-up. Taste and adjust  for sweetness and/or alcohol.

To serve, pour enough into an ice filled shaker to come up half way. Shake a few times and strain into salt rimmed glasses.

Repeat until used up.

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