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Old 07-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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Frontera Margarita

This is a recipe I just made for the first time right now. For those of you noticing what time I made this post (8:30am) do not worry. I am not having Margaritas for breakfast . This recipe actually needs to steep in the fridge for 6-8 hours. I have not tasted it yet so my review will come later tonight or tomorrow. This is a recipe from Rick Bayless. I have changed the wording of the recipe to comply with copyright law.

1 1/3 cups tequila (I used Milagro Anejo)
1/4 cup orange liqueur (I used Gran Marnier)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tsp finely grated lime zest
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
ice cubes for serving

This recipe needs to be made 6-8 hours in advance so plan ahead. Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a serving pitcher and stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Cover the pitcher and put in the fridge for at least 6 hours to let the flavors mingle.

To serve you can pour it over ice or put ice in a shaker and chill that way. Garnish with lime wedges and salt on the rim if you like.

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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This is a recipe I just made for the first time right now. For those of you noticing what time I made this post (8:30am) do not worry. I am not having Margaritas for breakfast . This recipe actually needs to steep in the fridge for 6-8 hours. I have not tasted it yet so my review will come later tonight or tomorrow. This is a recipe from Rick Bayless. I have changed the wording of the recipe to comply with copyright law.

1 1/3 cups tequila (I used Milagro Anejo)
1/4 cup orange liqueur (I used Gran Marnier)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tsp finely grated lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
ice cubes for serving

This recipe needs to be made 6-8 hours in advance so plan ahead. Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a serving pitcher and stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Cover the pitcher and put in the fridge for at least 6 hours to let the flavors mingle.

To serve you can pour it over ice or put ice in a shaker and chill that way. Garnish with lime wedges and salt on the rim if you like.

ohhhh, I'm into experimenting today...have everything except the lime thingies, but I do have lime oil...think lime oil might work okay?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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Well ime oil would probably work in place of the zest, but it would not be a replacement for the lime juice. I do not think this recipe would work well enough to use without the fresh lime juice. It seems to be an important ingredient. The good thing is that if you buy 3 or 4 limes then you have both the juice and the zest.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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GB how did you finely grate the lime juice?
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GB how did you finely grate the lime juice?

LOL, I noticed that too..

hmmmmmm, maybe I will work with my bottle of citronella instead today
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You would think I already had a few huh? I fixed it
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finely grated lime juice....
haven't had any yet.....

liar liar pants on fire!

I can't wait to hear how these turn out - we love a good margarita!
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KE does your store only sell wine or do you guys do booze too? If you do hard stuff, do you carry Milagro tequila? It is my new favorite alcohol. I like it much better than Patron.
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Only wine - hard stuff has to be sold under a different license and in a different store here. I'll have to look for that tequilla.

Have you ever had Patron Cafe? Over ice it's "da bomb"
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I don't think I have had the cafe, no. I will have to look for it.

Check out Milagro here. I have had the reposado and the anejo. I actually like the reposado better which is good because it is less expensive. I love the bottles too. They are as cool looking as the tequila is good tasting.
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