Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe from the Food Network. The fresh juices make a nice change from bottled mixes.
Make and share this Emeril's Fresh and Fierce Margaritas recipe from Food.com.
- 3⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 8 lime wedges
- 1⁄2 cup coarse salt
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup white tequila
- 3⁄4 cup triple sec
- Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, water, pineapple juice, sugar, lime zest and lemon zest in a med. saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from the heat.
- Cool to room temperature and strain out the zests. (Can be made in advance and keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.).
- Chill the margarita glasses in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Place the coarse salt in a shall dish or saucer.
- Wet the rim of each with a lime wedge and dip the glass into the salt to coat.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the cooled citrus syrup with the ice, tequila
- and triple sec.
- Shake until frothy and well chilled, at least 1 minute.
- Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.
Excellent margarita recipe. I agree that the use of fresh lemons, limes & their zests make the difference from average margaritas. This has such a fresh taste. I used 5 limes and 2 lemons to get the specified amounts. Thank you, Lawsome. :-)
This is an awesome margarita! The use of the fresh citrus and zest makes all the difference here. I skipped having to make the fruit juice syrup, already having sugar syrup on hand. My cocktail shaker was not large enough to hold all the ingredients, so I used my blender, adding about 1 cup of chopped ice to the mix. I used Patron Silver Tequila and Cointreau instead of the Triple Sec. I will most definitely be serving this recipe again! Thank you, Lawsome!