Do you know why they put salt around the glass for margaritas?

Why do they put salt around the glass for margaritas?? If you drink it throw a straw?

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Making the Perfect Margarita

Jack shows us how to make a perfect Margarita in this short video.  I like that he adds an egg white for increasing the frothiness in this tasty looking margarita.  The only thing I don’t like is the big old chuck of something (probably ice) that falls into the glass as he’s pouring the drink.

Margarita Ingredients

Jack starts with a blender half-full of ice, then adds the following ingredients to his Perfect Margarita:

  • 6 oz. Frozen Limeade
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 oz. Tequila
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 tbsp Karo Syrup

Now That's One Good Margarita!

Put the cover on the blender and blend on high speed until the Margarita is as smooth as you like.  Prepare a Margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim, and then dipping the rim into salt.  Pour in the Margarita, and enjoy!

Margarita Tools

On secret to a great Margarita is do have a blender that can handle the ice well.  One way around this is to use crushed ice, if your refrigerator has a built in ice crusher.  Another is to crush the ice by placing it into a plastic bag and then hammering it with a rolling pin.  But the easiest way is to buy a good quality blender to handle the ice .

Here’s a blender that should stand up to it:


If you noticed, Jack was using a quality Margarita glass.  Here’s one that is just the right size:


And finally, Jack used a special Margarita salt and rimmer.  I’m not sure exactly what he used, but here’s what I’d recommend:



Of course, if money is tight, you can always rim a table glass in table salt.  But it’s always nice to have all the Margarita fixings!

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Can I use fresh cranberries in Cranberry Margaritas?

cranberry margaritasMy recipe for Cranberry Margaritas says to use frozen cranberries, but I couldn’t find any and had to buy the fresh ones. Does anyone know how I should prep them before I use them in the blender for Margaritas? I’m making these for Thanksgiving, so need an answer ASAP! Thanks!

Do You Have a Great Recipe for Cranberry Margaritas?

If you have any great Cranberry Margaritas Recipes to show, please add them to the comments below.

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How do you make margaritas without the mix?


i only have the bottle but not the mix.. how else can i do some good margaritas?

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How to Make Virgin Margaritas

Virgin Margaritas: All the Taste – None of the Headache

Virgin MargaritasMany people have asked, “What do you replace the tequila with in virgin margaritas?” The answer is pretty simple… nothing.

Virgin Margaritas, like other virgin drinks, are simply the alcoholic drink made without the alcohol. The taste is very similar to the alcohol based drink, unless you were using a flavored alcohol (such as a flavored vodka).

Why would anyone want to drink Virgin Margaritas? They make great party drinks for the kids (see video below), for pregnant moms or even for people who want to blend in with a drinking crowd, but not suffer the aftereffects.

Oster 12-Speed BlenderTo make a Virgin Margarita, you’ll need a good blender. I own, and recommend, the Oster 12-Speed Blender. This blender features an all metal drive, which means it will last a long time. I just bought this one to replace an Oster that I purchased 20+ years ago.

The Oster 12-Speed also comes with a glass jar. Many inexpensive blenders use plastic jars instead. Those can scratch, discolor, and even absorb flavors. Glass is definitely the way to go!

One final feature of this blender is the 12-speed function. This allows for everything from slower chopping to high-speed liquifying. The blender also features a ‘pulse’ blend button – and I use that all the time. The top of the blender has a removable center to allow ice to be added without ‘decorating’ the ceiling.

Overall, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. For a price of around $50, it is a real deal. (It comes in a variety of colors, too.)

Virgin Margaritas: Kids Style

Here’s a great video showing three young ladies making some Virgin Margaritas. You have to love that Margarita Spirit!

Virgin Margaritas and Holiday Punch

In this video, you’ll learn how to make two virgin drinks. First, an easy Virgin Margarita. Next, a simple Virgin Holiday Punch.

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What is your favorite tequila to make margaritas with?

What is the best tequila to make margaritas with?

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Are there alcohol Margaritas that taste more fruity?

I’m going to On the Boarders tonight and I want to get a good Margarita. I don’t like the taste of alcohol so id like something that taste more fruity than liquor. I still want the liquor in it just not the harsh taste. If you know of other drinks i might like other than margaritas please suggest!


Any suggestions?

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Anyone have any good recipes for NON-Alcoholic Margaritas?

non-alcoholic margaritasI am pregnant and I am REALLY craving margaritas but obviously can’t have a real one because of the alcohol. So if you have any recipes for non-alcoholic margaritas that would really help me out.

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Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita

Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita in Your Freezer

Pretty much everyone loves the taste of a Perfect Frozen Margarita. With the onslaught of mixes, powders, and tubs you can use for making a margarita, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular drinks around.

So how do you “cold cook” your perfect frozen margarita? Think of it like a slow cooker, only you “bake” your margarita in the freezer.

Perfect Frozen Margarita

Care for a Margarita?

Ingredients for a Perfect Frozen Margarita

The ingredients for this margarita include:

  • Can of Frozen Lime Concentrate
  • 12 ounces of Tequila
  • 8 ounces Triple Sec
  • 16 ounces of Sprite
  • 24 ounces Cold Water
  • A 1-gallon plastic bucket
  • 24 hours (more or less)

The Cold Cooking Process

Blending the mix is simple enough.  Pour all the liquid ingredients into a bucket, and then stir.  That’s done!

Cover the bucket with a lid or plastic wrap, and place it into your freezer to cook.  After 10-12 hours, you’ll want to open the top and stir the mix.  Let it set for about 24 hours total before serving.

The Magic of this Perfect Frozen Margarita

The magic in this recipe is the alcohol.  It keeps the mix from freezing solidly, much like anti-freeze does in your car radiator.  Stirring the mix ensures the alcohol is blended well with the ingredients that do freeze.

The Sprite, water and lime concentrate will all freeze.  But because these liquids are blended with the alcohol, they freeze in small particles rather than a solid block.  These frozen particles form a thick slush — the perfect consistency for a frozen margarita.

It’s best to enjoy a frozen margarita in a special margarita glass like that in the photo above.  The long stem allows you to hold the glass without transferring much of the cold to your hand and without melting the drink.

True margarita enthusiasts like to rim the glass with lime, and then dip the wet rim in salt before pouring the drink.  The choice is yours.

To learn more about making other types of margaritas, including other Perfect Frozen Margarita recipes, visit the other pages in this site.

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What is the best bottled margarita on the market?

bottled margarita

I love Mike’s hard Margaritas as well as authentic margaritas BUT seeing as I am a college student it is much more convenient to drink in my dorm most of the time.

Who makes good bottled margaritas?

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