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Lemonade Margarita

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I love sipping on a good margarita when it’s a beautiful, sunny day, but sometimes margaritas can be a pain to make because of all the ingredients. There’s also an art to making a good one, as they tend to be  either too sweet or too sour. So I simplified the margarita and just added tequila to lemonade. Surprisingly it tasted like the margarita I love getting at a few of my favorite Mexican restaurants! Using my own homemade lemonade, a salted rim, a dash of lime juice and some tequila, I have an amazing version of a margarita!! The other great thing about this cocktail, if you’re entertaining, is that you can prepare everything before so you’re not muddling, shaking or mixing during your party. Just make your lemonade, cut your limes and salt the rims of your glasses before you guests arrive. Then set everything on a tray and let your guests make their own! Read more for the recipe..

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Lemonade Margarita
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Ingredients
  • Homemade Lemonade:
  • 1¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ to 1 cup sugar or a sugar substitute. You can add more or less depending on how you like it!
  • 6 cups water
  • Lemonade Margarita:
  • ½ cup lemonade
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 ounce tequila (we used Reposado, but you can use your favorite Repo or Blanco)
Instructions
  1. Homemade Lemonade:
  2. Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add in the fresh squeezed lemon juice and pour into a heatproof glass pitcher.
  4. Refrigerate until cold.
  5. You can make this the day before you serve your guests!
  6. Margarita:
  7. Salt the rim of your glass, pour in ½ cup lemonade,
  8. ounce tequila and squeeze a lime wedge.
  9. Stir and then top with ice.
  10. You can use a shaker if you want, but to make it easier you don’t have to.
 
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8 responses to Lemonade Margarita

  1. April 9, 2013

    What a convenient version! And just perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo parties!

    1. April 9, 2013

      Thank you!! Honestly, it was so tasty I’m going to have another one tonight!!

  2. April 10, 2013

    It was so great meeting you at Lucky FABB! I have actually read your blog before, and I love it!!! So glad to put two and two together! You are so talented and crafty! I am super jealous, but I love your tutorials!! Keep them coming! xoxo- Brittany

    1. April 10, 2013

      Brittany!! You too! You have such a charming blog and your boys are adorable!! Thank you for the sweet comment 🙂 XOXO

  3. Anonymous
    April 10, 2013

    Thanks for the great idea! Now I can make one special drink to serve to kids and adults.
    Keep Well,
    L

  4. April 11, 2013

    Sounds awesome! I will definitely give this a try.

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

  5. Carole
    April 15, 2013

    Is the first ingredient supposed to be lemon juice or lemonade?It doesn’t seem logical to add sugar to prepared lemonade.

    Thanks

  6. May 15, 2013

    I love your site. The drinks are great. I share often. Thanks so much!

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