Emeril's Fresh and Fierce Margaritas

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe from the Food Network. The fresh juices make a nice change from bottled mixes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, water, pineapple juice, sugar, lime zest and lemon zest in a med. saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Cool to room temperature and strain out the zests. (Can be made in advance and keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.).
  5. Chill the margarita glasses in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  6. Place the coarse salt in a shall dish or saucer.
  7. Wet the rim of each with a lime wedge and dip the glass into the salt to coat.
  8. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cooled citrus syrup with the ice, tequila
  9. and triple sec.
  10. Shake until frothy and well chilled, at least 1 minute.
  11. Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.


Most Helpful

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. :-)

LifeIsGood March 13, 2008

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!

Bev September 29, 2007

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