Okay, so I didn’t really want my first post to be about Margaritas, but I feel I should share this recipe, and at the speed this blog is pumping out posts I better get it out there soon. I have to give credit to my Dad for this one, who has recently become the Margarita master, and he has to give credit to Vilis (click for the original recipe).
Mal on Vilis’ World’s Greatest Margarita
Makes one big ole blender full!
1 1/2 c decent tequila
1/2 c Grand Marnier
1/3 bottle of beer* (I think Corona is a great choice)
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate (I prefer limeade!)
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lime
water/ice to fill blender
simple syrup to taste if desired
*Vilis claims “Beer is one of the few food groups that are less acidic and so the addition of beer to this margarita will make a mellow tasting, smooth drinking formula.” Although beer (pH 4.0-4.4) is less acidic than say all the lemon and lime juice (pH 2.0-2.8) you’re going to throw in here, it’s still relatively acidic and I can’t imagine it makes much of a dent in the relative pH of the pitcher; nonetheless, something about it does seem to really smooth out these tasty drinks.
These things are suave, but fuerte! Salud!
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