Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cafe Iguana Margaritas

We found this recipe on the computer and I'm not sure how far from the original we've strayed. There's an annual music festival here and every year I pack up a picnic, mix this up and pour it into a red plastic gas can, and we CELEBRATE!

3 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 cups fresh lime juice
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup triple sec

Make margarita base: Mix sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, set aside and cool. Mix syrup, lemon and lime juices and chill until cold. Can be made one week ahead. When you're ready to serve, add the tequila and triple sec.

The first time we made this no one had a juicer. BIG mistake. Even WITH a juicer it's still a lot of trouble but's a LOT of fun!

(And yes. I know that's not enough tequila. Handle it.)

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