Ice cold margaritas long have been the cocktail of choice to sip with Mexican food. The tequila this drink is made with is a distilled spirit from the Agave tequilana plant, named for the town of Tequila near Guadalajara. Allow time for the lime to impart its flavor before mixing the margaritas.




  • Finely shred the peel from the 2 limes (you should have about 1 tablespoon). Stir lime peel into water. Let stand for 30 to 60 minutes. Strain lime peel mixture through a sieve; discard peel. Meanwhile, squeeze limes to make 1/4 cup juice; set aside.

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  • Stir sugar into strained lime peel mixture until dissolved. Stir in reserved 1/4 cup lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Pour into a blender container; add ice cubes. Cover; blend until ice is chopped. If desired, rub glass rims with lime wedges and dip in coarse salt. Pour tequila mixture over crushed ice. Makes 3 (about 6-ounce) servings.

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Nutrition Facts

189 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein.