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Mexican Margaritas

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 45 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Get the party started with this perfect blend of lime and orange-liqueur in an icy tequila slush.

1 1/3
cups orange-flavored liqueur
1
cup lime juice
2
to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, if desired
8
cups ice cubes, crushed
2
limes, cut into wedges, if desired
1/2
cup coarse salt, if desired
2/3
cup tequila

Steps

  • 1 In blender or food processor, place orange liqueur, lime juice, powdered sugar and ice. Cover; blend until smooth. Spoon into nonmetal freezer container. Cover; freeze until almost firm, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  • 2 To serve, if mixture freezes completely, let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes. Rub rims of glasses with lime wedges; dip in salt to coat.
  • 3 Into blender or food processor, spoon orange liqueur mixture; blend until slushy. Place 1/2 cup slush in each salt-rimmed glass; add 1 to 2 tablespoons tequila. Garnish with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

There are several types of orange-flavored liqueurs available, including Triple Sec, Cointreau and curacao. All will work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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