2000s Recipes + Menus

Key Lime Margaritas

Makes4 drinks
  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:15 min
March 2009
Watch food editor Melissa Roberts introduce Key limes and demonstrate how to juice the tiny fruits.
  • 1 Key lime (optional), quartered
  • Kosher salt (optional) for rims of glasses
  • 3/4 Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 cup reposado tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons superfine granulated sugar (optional)
  • Run a lime wedge (if using) around rim of each of 4 (6- to 8-oz) glasses. Put salt (if using) on a small plate and dip glasses in salt to lightly coat rims.
  • Blend liqueur, tequila, juice, and sugar (if using) in a blender until combined. Serve over ice (in coated glasses).
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