Top Shelf Margaritas on the Rocks

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Top Shelf Margaritas sure to please the avid 'rita fanatic; as with anything, fresh ingredients are the key to a quality result, so we start with our own syrup and sour mix.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • cup sugar

  • cup water

  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 cups ice cubes

  • 2 cups premium tequila

  • 1 cup Cointreau

  • ½ cup lime juice

  • 16 lime wedges

  • coarse kosher salt

Directions

  1. Make a simple syrup by stirring together and bringing 2/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil until the sugar dissolves; set aside to cool.

  2. Make the sour mix by briskly stirring together the 2 1/4 cups water, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar, and egg white; set aside.

  3. Combine the ice cubes, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, 1 ounce of the simple syrup, and 1/2 cup of the sour mix in a pitcher; stir vigorously to infuse the ice, 8 to 15 seconds.

  4. Run a lime wedge along the rim of an 8-ounce glass. Spread the kosher salt onto a plate and dip the glass rims in the salt to coat; add ice if desired. Strain the mixture from the cocktail shaker into the glass to serve.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

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