Key Lime Pie Margarita
1 Hours 15 Minutes Total
- 4 Servings
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Key lime wedge
- 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
- 3/4 cup blanco tequila
- 1/3 cup clear orange-flavored liqueur
- 4 cups ice cubes
Recipe Continues Below
- In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup sugar and the water to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Transfer to container. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 45 minutes.
- In small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the salt. Spread mixture onto a small plate. Rub outside rim of each cocktail glass with lime wedge to moisten; roll in sugar mixture to coat rim of glass.
- In blender, place chilled sugar syrup, Key lime juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur and ice cubes. Cover and blend until slushy. Pour into rimmed glasses.
- A slice of Key lime (often called a “wheel”) hanging on the side of the glass makes a lovely garnish for this Key Lime Pie Margarita.
- Blanco is an un-aged tequila, which often makes it a more economical choice. It can also have a more assertive taste than smoother, aged tequilas, which makes it a good choice for cocktails, as it can stand up well to other flavors in the drink.
- We use Key limes in this Key Lime Pie Margarita, as opposed to the more standard Persian limes. Key limes are smaller in size, with a less tart flavor. Persian limes can be substituted.
- Some orange-flavored liqueurs come in vibrant colors. For this Key Lime Pie Margarita cocktail recipe, we recommend choosing a brand that is clear in color.
- Chips and salsa or guacamole would make the perfect accompaniment to these refreshing margaritas.
1 Margarita Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 0); Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 39g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 37g); Protein 0g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%;
Carbohydrate Choices: 2.5