Makes about 1 quart
The longer the zest and juice mixture is allowed to steep, the more developed the citrus flavors in the finished Margaritas. We recommend steeping for the full 24 hours, although the Margaritas will still be great if the mixture is steeped for only the minimum four hours. If you're in a rush and want to serve Margaritas immediately, omit the zest and skip the steeping process altogether.
1. Combine lime zest and juice, lemon zest and juice, sugar, and salt in large liquid measuring cup; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors meld, 4 to 24 hours.
2. Divide 1 cup crushed ice between 4 or 6 margarita or double old-fashioned glasses. Strain juice mixture into 1-quart pitcher or cocktail shaker. Add tequila, Triple Sec, and remaining crushed ice; stir or shake until thoroughly combined and chilled, 20 to 60 seconds. Strain into ice-filled glasses; serve immediately.
VARIATION: Fresh Pineapple Margaritas Peel and core 1 small ripe pineapple (about 3 1/2 pounds); cut half of pineapple into rough 2-inch chunks (reserve remaining half for another use). Puree in workbowl of food processor fitted with steel blade until smooth and foamy, about 1 minute. Follow recipe for Fresh Margaritas, omitting zest and steeping process, reducing lemon and lime juices to ? cup each, and adding 1/2 cup pureed pineapple to juice mixture.
Fresh Raspberry Margaritas To make strawberry margaritas, substitute an equal amount of hulled strawberries for the raspberries.
Follow recipe for Fresh Margaritas, omitting zest and steeping process and pureeing 1 cup fresh raspberries, lime and lemon juices, sugar, and salt in workbowl of food processor fitted with steel blade until smooth. Strain mixture into pitcher or cocktail shaker; continue with recipe, reducing Triple Sec to 1/2 cup and adding 1/2 cup Chambord (or desired raspberry liqueur) to juice and tequila mixture in pitcher.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 846 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 77g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 147mg Sodium. Exchanges: .
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (760g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 0 (0%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 2347.1mg||81 %|
|Potassium 18.7mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 51.3g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 50.4g|
|Protein 0.1g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 711
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