Joe’s Secret Margarita

This is my Margarita mix – purists will use real lemons and limes although I find Nellie and Joe’s to be a more than adequate substitute.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Nellie & Joe’s fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Nellie & Joe’s fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup premium 100 percent agave tequila – lately I’ve been enjoying Hornitos Plata
  • 3/4 cup Grand Marnier – it’s way better than Triple Sec

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, water, 1/4 c sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.(Can be made in advance and keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.)Chill the margarita glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes. Place the coarse salt and remaining sugar 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, 2 shots cooled syrup, 1 shot tequila and 1 shot orange-flavored liqueur per glass. Shake until frothy and well chilled, at least 1 minute. Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.

A little too sweet? Add an extra splash of tequila.

Published by Joe

Joe’s first professional job involved playing video games for 9 hours a day. After experiencing early signs of brain rot, he decided to teach himself how to write software. His entire career is characterized by this “why not?” attitude. Joe is formerly the founder of Sharey, a lead-generation tool that adds a personalized call to action to curated social media content. Prior to founding Sharey, Joe worked with a range of companies—from pre-investment startups to large corporations—to bring high-tech consumer products to life.