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Amaretto Margaritas (with homemade sweet-and-sour mix)

Amaretto Margaritas (with homemade sweet-and-sour mix)


  • Yield: makes 2 cocktails (easily multiplied) 1x
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Ingredients

For the Sweet-and-Sour Mix:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • ⅔ cup fresh lemon juice

For the Sugar-Salt Rim:

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the Margaritas:

  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz triple sec or Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz amaretto liqueur
  • 3 oz sweet-and-sour mix
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

For the Sweet-and-Sour Mix:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat and cool completely. Once cool, stir in the fresh lime and lemon juices. Chill until ready to use.

For the Sugar-Salt Rim:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shallow bowl or rimmed plate. Lightly moisten the rims of the serving glasses with lime juice and then dip in the salt-sugar mixture. Fill the glasses with ice.

For the Margaritas:

  1. To a shaker filled with ice, add the tequila, triple sec, amaretto, and sweet-and-sour mix. Shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses, garnish with fresh lime wedges, and serve immediately!