Two of my best friends from college were coming to visit so when I saw this awesome recipe for White Sangria on Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide, I knew this was the perfect occasion to try a new drink. Thanks, Rufus! By the way, might I suggest subscribing to his blog? He’s got a TON of great recipes and the photography will absolutely make you mouth water!
For the recipe, I used bourbon and muscato but would love to try it again with Rufus’ other suggestions of Riesling and Cognac. YUM! Next time, I also plan on using a smaller variety of orange and increasing the pears and apples just because I loved the way they absorbed the flavors so well. Breakfast the next morning? I think so!
- Yellowfin Tuna & Coconut Poblano Ceviche
- Roasted Red Pepper Guacamole
- Enchiladas Suizas
- Classic Margaritas on the Rocks
Well, we’ve made it to the end of my first series of recipes I put together for a meal and what better way to end it with a toast! Cheers my friends, its Saturday, so enjoy yourself one of these simple, suprisingly delicious margaritas!
I was horribly skeptical of this recipe, especially when I got home from the grocery store and started looking at other recipes for margaritas. I had no confidence in this mixture because of its simplicity- it was lacking sweet and sour mix which is a common ingredient for one thing. Regardless, I had all the ingredients I needed for this recipe, so I decided to give it a try. The result was suprising. Was this the best margarita I’ve ever had? No. Would I make this recipe again. You betcha! I think I’ve made the point that they’re really easy and don’t require many ingredients, so I’ll let you be the judge from here.
Before you get started, I suggest using a nicer tequila here because its going to be prominent. Branden and I used Herradura which is a Reposado and it worked nicely.
- 1/4 cup salt
- 9 lime wedges
- 1 1/2 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups tequila
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- Ice cubes
- Lime wedges
- Place salt on a small plate. Rub rims of glasses with lime wedges. Dip rims in salt to coat.
- In a pitcher, combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill until ready to serve.
- Place ice cubes in salt-rimmed glasses. Pour tequila mixture over ice cubes. If desired, garnish with remaining line wedges.
Yields 8 servings
For those of you that are interested, here’s the nutritional info per serving: 242 cal., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 725 mg sodium, 31 g carb., 0 g fiber, 0 g prot.