Battle of the Margs

cannon ball! 

Our friend at The Unbearable Lightness of Being decided to challenge 80 Proof’s margarita recipe with one of her own…

Summertime is a great opportunity for me to perfect the one domestic skill I own – bartending. I wholeheartedly admit to my shortcomings in the kitchen, but I actively try to make up for my cooking deficiencies by getting my guests so drunk they don’t notice that my brownies double as excellent lethal weapons. My favorite adult beverage recipe comes courtesy of my favorite green eyed man. Many a hangover, a couple of blender fatalities and some really great pictures can be blamed on this legendary concoction. To make your next warm weather gathering a hit, collect the car keys, get out the Advil and try this one on for size.

The Real Deal Margarita

1 6oz can Minute Maid frozen limeade

6oz Patron Tequila

3oz Cointreau



Add Minute Maid, Patron and Cointreau and then fill blender with ice. Blend until smooth. Serves 4, depending on the size of your glasses.

I will say that my own personal margaritas contain a splash of my sweetie’s “Super Special Sauce”. I don’t share the details in live forums, but if you ever see us at one of Gansie’s parties, we might be persuaded to let you in on the secret.
Bottoms up!

Editor’s Note: Join the Margarita Rumble
80 Proof’s Real Margaritas   **  Mal on Vilis’ World’s Greatest Margarita

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  • dodge city dave July 10, 2007  

    Please oh please don’t waste your Patron/Don Julio/Corazon in a margarita! That’s alcohol abuse. I’m not saying you need to use the La Cucaracha brand, but your finer tequilas are meant to be sipped and savored. And yes, I AM a tequila snob. (Super Special Sauce?!? Oh, my.)

  • The Unbearable Lightness July 10, 2007  

    Dave, I can appreciate a tequila snob. If Patron in your margarita offends your sensibilities, I can also recommend El Jimador. I have it on good authority that it’s highly ranked as one of the best tequila buys for your money, leaving you with magnificent margaritas without sacrificing quality, or your wallet.

    In the interest of leaving the world with a better margarita, I’ve also received permission to disclose the key to the Super Special Sauce. A splash of pure vanilla extract, pioneered by the Deal Family in their quest for the perfect libation, adds a certain j’ ne se quois that attracts quite the crowd. Don’t leave home without it.

  • Hello! Wonderful website!

    Your recipe sounds very refreshing.

    Personally, I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to Margaritas. I like: a couple of shots of a quality tequila, a generous squeeze of lime, a healthy splash of Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Gran Gala, and a good shake with lots of ice.
    The vanilla extract sounds interesting… though I would use that with lower end tequila, versus a premium one.

    Bottoms up! 🙂

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