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Key Lime Margarita

This homemade margarita checks off all the boxes – bright citrus flavor, sweet-tart pucker, bold blanco tequila and a gorgeous, aromatic rim garnish starring McCormick Flavor Inspirations Key Lime Finishing Sugar.

  • 5m

    prep time

  • 149

    Calories

  • 7

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

2

Servings

  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Flavor Inspirations Key Lime Finishing Sugar, divided
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 3 cups ice cubes, divided
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) blanco tequila, such as Jose Cuervo® Tequila Especial Silver
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) orange-flavored liqueur, such as triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • Place 1 tablespoon of the Key Lime Sugar on small plate. Wet rims of 2 margarita glasses with lime wedges. Dip glasses into sugar to coat rims. Place 1 cup of the ice into each glass.

  • Mix remaining 1 tablespoon Key Lime Sugar and hot water in cocktail shaker, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and remaining 1 cup ice. Shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into prepared glasses.

  • Test Kitchen Tip: Try with Jose Cuervo® Classic Margarita Mix. Rim glasses with Key Lime Sugar as directed. Prepare Margaritas as directed on margarita mix package, adding 1 tablespoon of the Key Lime Finishing Sugar. Shake it up and serve in prepared glasses!

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