Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Homemade Cadillac Margaritas

So I think I need to put a disclaimer at the beginning of this post. Ok, at the risk of ruining my reputation as an upstanding citizen ...I'm a bit of a lush when it comes to Margaritas. I like mine strong and they have to have three kinds of liquor in them - tequila, triple sec and Grand Marnier. To me, if you're going to drink a weak margarita then you might as well just have a glass of limeade, which I'm NOT a fan of.
I decided to make a pitcher of homemade Cadillac Margaritas for my husband and I after I bought a huge bag of limes for a party at one of those bargain warehouse stores and only used like 2 of them. When life gives you limes....well I think you can finish that one.
If I was to do this again, I would probably make my simply syrup less sweet. I'm not too keen on very sugary margaritas and unfortunately these were a bit sweet for me. My husband LOVED them though. Don't tell, but I'm pretty sure he had three.
Enjoy (responsibly of course!)!

Homemade Cadillac Margaritas
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh lime juice (about 10-15 limes)
1 cup gold tequila
1/4 cup triple sec
1/3 cup Grand Marnier
lots of ice

In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt the sugar and water together. Once the sugar is melted and you have a simple syrup, add it to a large pitcher. Mix in your lime juice and liquor. Toss in lots of ice, stir and serve in salt-rimmed glasses over ice.


Sam Aliie said...

I can't blame you, Margarita is very tempting. I even bought my own margarita maker to easily prepare drinks for my friends. Drink moderately! :)

Anonymous said...

You do have good taste but true Cadillac Margaritas are more than what is used here. A Cadillac is all the plush, top of the line design and so should the Margarita. Try using a premium silver tequila like Milagro Silver, Herradura SIlver, or Patron Silver. There are also much better spirits to use than just basic triple sec, try Patron Citonge or Cointreau. Then top it all off with a float of Grand Marnier or Gran Gala. For a true Cadillac Margarita experience. 8)