Then I got an idea, what about frozen limade mix from the grocery store? So I went out to find a good recipe for a great margarita.
You will need:
1 cup of tequila
2 cans of limade
a lime (for garnish)
A few notes on picking ingredients. Find a limade that has lime juice and lime pulp. You do not want "fruit flavoring" or the frozen "margarita mix." The most important part of the margarita is the tequila. Choose a 100% agave, amber colored tequila. The one I chose was not expensive, the bottle pictured was $20 at Spec's Liquor.
As for the carafe, I am reusing and Minute Made Orange Juice bottle. I like the look and it stores well in my refrigerator.
Now for the recipe:
1. Thaw out the limade. You can either do this by setting it on the counter for an hour or two, in the refrigerator overnight, or in a warm water bath for 15-20 minutes.
2. Pour the 2 cans of concentrate into the carafe.
3. Pour 2 cans (the limade can) of water into the carafe.
4. Add 1 cup of tequila into the carafe.
5. Shake to mix and then pour over ice into a cup of your choice.
To mix things up, try a blueberry-mint margarita. Make the recipe above and add blue berries and mint leaves. For one carafe, I mash up 1 cup of blueberries and 9-10 mint leaves. The longer you let it sit, the stronger the mint and berry flavor.
Enjoy!I add a fresh squeeze of lime and slide a segment onto the glass for garnish. I hope you enjoy my easy, great tasting margarita.