I was at the supermarket the other day, and noticed an incredible sale on limes: 12/$1. What a deal! I remember Shawnda’s story about scouring the city for limes at a good price so she could stock up on margarita mix. I’ve never thought to make my own mix – usually I only drink margaritas when I’m out – but seeing all those lovely limes convinced me to try. I filled a bag and dashed home.
The limes I got were extra juicy – it only took six limes to make 1 cup of juice. There must have been some bumper crop somewhere. The margarita mix is a little strong, because I anticipated that it would dilute a bit when added with ice.
adapted from The Brewer & The Baker
This recipe is meant to be a little stronger, to accommodate when ice is added to the final drink. If storing the mix for a later use, add a 1/4 c of water before using.
- Place ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium-high until sugar has melted, stirring occasionally. Let cool.
- Use immediately, or store in the fridge for 5-7 days. Alternately, freeze and pull out when you're ready to make margaritas.