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Old 05-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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Margarita Party

if i were to have a good margarita, i like it with fresh squeezed lime, decent tequila and cointreau...on the rocks...no salt

but, today im looking for everyone's favorite cheap and easy recipe....we are having people over, and im not trying to be fancy - as long as its sweet, tangy and tastes close to a chain-restaurant margarita, it will be perfect....no one is looking for authenticity...i also dont want a premade mix, cuz they are a ripoff....ill be using the recipe for both frozen and iced versions....im going to keep the tequila and triple sec, but what do people like to add to it to help the booze last a little longer?? limeade? frozen limeade concentrate, either undiluted or partially diluted? lime juice in a bottle? something else? let's hear your favorites

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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Take a bottle of tequilla, 1 beer, a can of frozen limeade and mix with ice.

When I want a good margarita this is not what I would make, but when I want an easy cheap decent party type margarita then this does well.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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ive seen a few recipes that call for a beer....why beer? is it just that since you need some extra liquid, and why not make it alcoholic liquid? i cant see it adding much flavor - it would be overpowered by everything else
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I find it cuts the sweetness.
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makes sense...thanks, ill keep that in mind...anyone else?
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #6
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I simply buy & use the Bacardi-brand frozen Margarita mix. One can makes a full blender. Found in your supermarkets frozen food section wherever they have the frozen orange juice, etc. In fact, I have a couple of cans in the freezer for Margaritas to accompany my Cinco de Mayo enchiladas tomorrow.

Quality is good - not too sweet, which I like - & you can make it as frozen or as liquid as you like.
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does that come in a frozen can, just like other frozen juice concentrates? i dont like buying the bottles of mix since they tend to cost more than they are worth, but i would assume the kind you mention won't cost all that much

now that i think about it, i've seen daquiri mix sold like that
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Yes, it comes in a frozen can & is sold wherever the other juice concentrates are sold. Bacardi puts out several varieities - Margarita, Pina Colada, Mojito(which is awful - don't bother trying that one). But the Margarita one is one that I always have on hand in my freezer.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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assuming i can find it, that sounds like a good option....what else do you add? just tequila? water? ice?
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Just tequila & water &/or ice. Amounts are up to you. I usually add 3/4 can of tequila & then either fill the blender with ice if I want the drinks frozen/slushee, or 1/2-3/4 ice & the rest water if I want them more liquid.
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