The best Margaritas I’ve ever had.

1 ¾ cups tequila

¼ cup orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau, or your favorite)

1 cup water

½ cup fresh lime juice

1⁄3 cup sugar

1 tsp grated lime zest (optional)

Mix all ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar. You can let the mixture steep for 6–8 hours, or just go ahead and drink them up right away. I like to shake with ice and serve in a martini glass, or you can serve them on the rocks.

Makes 8 drinks

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