DIY Margarita Mix and Baja Margarita
Make your own DIY margarita mix, free of preservatives, artificial coloring and additives.
There is no better time to kick off Margarita Season than Cinco de Mayo! Who can turn down a frosty glass, line with chunky salt and zesty lime? Ben keeps getting new tequilas as gifts from friends so besides aging all of them in his aging kit, we have a lot of margaritas in our future!
I’m not a fan of uber spicy things, the super spicy stuff is Ben’s job to consume – but on our date night last Friday I went out of my comfort zone with a spicy margarita! Friday was anything but margarita worthy – weather wise – it’s been pouring in Seattle for three days straight, but I wanted to celebrate a week of hard work and time with my favorite human. So I had two!
The Baja margarita has loads of fresh lime juice, is sweet and really sour, and is loaded with jalapeno and cilantro! What a combination. It was really hard work to test out the perfect at home recipes.
If you’re feeling adventurous tonight – try this margarita immediately! When you add your ice into your margarita glass, muddle – or pound- a couple slices of fresh jalapeno and cilantro into the ice to release the oils and flavors into the drink. Don’t forget to use your Homemade DIY Margarita mix!
Happy Cinco de Mayo, party people! Celebrate safely!
DIY Margarita Mix
Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes
3/4 to 1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Lime Juice
1/2 cup Tequila *Optional - for Ready To Make Margaritas*
*Adjust the amount of sugar you like for your margaritas in this step. Add more sugar for a sweeter margarita, or use less for a more tart margarita*
In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. reduce the heat and simmer for several minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved completely. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool. Once cooled, stir in the lime juice until combined.
If you want to make the mixture a Pour-Over Drink Mix::
Add the 1/2 cup of tequila into the margarita mix after you add in the lime juice. Stir to combine. Shake and pour over ice for instant margaritas.