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Red Mesa Grill Margaritas

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  • Makes: 1 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Chill 1 hr

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The Fresh Sour Mix recipe can easily be cut in half. Or, freeze any remaining in plastic ice cube trays.

Ingredients

    Fresh Sour Mix:
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt or sugar
  • For Raging Rita Margarita:
  • 3 tablespoons tequila (they use Patron silver)
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 -2 tablespoons cointreau
  • Ice cubes
  • For Missy Margarita:
  • 6 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix
  • 3 tablespoons Cuervo 1800 Anejo
  • 1 -2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • Ice cubes
  • For Pineapple Margatini:
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple Steeped Tequila
  • 1 -2 tablespoons cointreau
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix
  • pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. For the Fresh Sour Mix: Stir together the lime juice, lemon juice, and the Simple Syrup. Cover and chill up to 1 week. For glasses, rub the rims of margarita glasses with lime wedges. Place salt or sugar in a shallow dish. Invert glasses and dip rims into salt or sugar to coat; set aside.
  2. For each Raging Rita Margarita: Place the tequila, 3 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix, orange juice, and 1 to 2 tablespoons cointreau in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake. Strain into sugared glasses. Serve with lime wedges.
  3. For each Missy Margarita: Place the 6 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix, Cuervo, and Grand Marnier in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake. Strain into salted glasses. Serve with lime wedges.
  4. For each Pineapple Margatini: Place the Pineapple Steeped Tequila, the 1 to 2 tablespoons cointreau, 2 tablespoons Fresh Sour Mix, and the pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake. Strain into sugared glasses. Serve with lime wedges.

Pineapple Steeped Tequila

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 of a peeled, cored pineapple
  • 1/2 of a split vanilla bean

Directions

  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl stir together tequila and packed brown sugar till dissolved. Stir in 1/2 of a peeled, cored pineapple cut into chunks and 1/2 of a split vanilla bean. Cover and chill for 1 week. Strain.

Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan stir together sugar and water. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool the syrup. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and chill.

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