Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Everyone always wants to know how I make my special Margaritas so here is the secret recipe. It takes a little preparation but it is so worth it.
Plan about a 30-45 mins ahead and zest 2 of your limes.
Now put all the zest from the lime an put it in 2 cups of water. Place in your fridge for 30-45 mins.
Now you have some time to kill so go pay attention to your dog. She's pissed you're ignoring her. Ok, mission accomplished.
While waiting, Juice an apple or two. Or if you don't have a juicer just go get a small bottle of some decent organic apple juice.
Juice one lime and add It to you're shaker.
Let's be all fancy pants and cut up a lime for garnish purposes.
Ah, finally. When the 45 mins is up you can strain the zest from the water. Keep the water and discard the zest.
Now we are ready. Add to your shaker: juice from one lime, 2 shots of tequila, 1/2 shot of Cointreau,1/2 shot apple juice, 1 shot of lime zest water, and a bunch of ice. Shake vigorously!
Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime. (put in mason jar like i did to be super hip). Enjoy the best margarita you will ever have. And ladies, no sugar added.