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rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9588072

The heat of summer always makes me want a Margarita and this is a recipe that you won't believe. However, if you like them you owe it to yourself to give it a try.

1 12 oz can frozen limeade
12 oz water
1 12oz beer
12 oz tequila ( I don't like mine too strong so I use a about 9 oz)

Just use the limeade can to measure the water and tequila as it is equal parts of everything. This is every bit as good as the expensive mixes you buy and much cheaper. Give it a try.
torriesmom
New York, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2013
11:19 AM

Post #9589007

Looks good.
jomoncon
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9589805

Thanks for the recipe!! DH & I love margaritas in the summertime. So you think I could make up a batch of these & keep it in a closed pitcher/bottle in the fridge?
Jo-Ann

rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9589821

Yes, you sure can. I do it all the time.
Pennzer
Midland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 7, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9590054

Love Margaritas. Will definitely give this version a try. Thanks for posting.
~ pen

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9593164

rteets--

Printed out your recipe--sounded so good!!!

Just made one batch--haven't done the over ice thing yet--but I did taste it
and it was really good! I did not have enough Tequila--maybe just 8oz.
Can anything else be added to this to compensate?
For the "sweet"--it always calls for Triple Sec in the recipes...what does that contribute--really?

I have some questions...

--Would an additional beer, or half a can of it, temper the acidity a bit?
It is pretty tart! Or maybe a bit more water than the 12oz. mixed into the frozen Limeaid?
Maybe the ice, once it is really mixed for drinking, will help.

--How about some lemon/Lime soda? (I actually hate these sodas!)
Or Lime sparkling water to "stretch it" a bit? Booze is SO expensive!

Anyone else make it already? Did you add anything different?

Thanks for this recipe---Gita


rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9593341

If you like it sweeter you can always substitute ginger ale or lemon lime soda for part of the water.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 9, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9593423

Drinking one now...it IS delicious!

The trace of bitterness comes from the beer--I imagine. It is nice.
Having it over a pile of ice also cut the acidity a bit.
Added a bit of Triple-Sec. Made it a bit sweeter.
I think the next time I mix this--I will add another 1/2 can of beer .

Will play around a bit---till I find the right combination.
Please don't mind, rteets. This is, definitely, a keeper!!!

Gita
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2013
8:30 PM

Post #9598052

Yummy...I made these this afternoon. Margaritas are one of my favorite drinks...now I can have some on hand all the time.

Thanks for the recipe.
Pennzer
Midland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9601032

I made these Margaritas last night and had a couple friends over. We all thought they were quite good. I would think one's result would depend on the beer used. I used Michelob Ultra, which is a light beer. I used Jose Cuervo tequila. I would not want this drink to be any sweeter.

I did find that it tasted much better over ice than straight up--sorta like the diff between drinking warm beer and cold beer.

Thanks for the recipe, rteets. ~ pen

rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2013
10:23 AM

Post #9601136

Glad to hear you liked it. I use Bud Light Lime beer. I also would not want it to be any sweeter and always serve it over ice.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9602370

Run it through a blender with a whole, peeled, diced up ripe mango and the ice until smooth...Pour...enjoy...

Call me over...salt on my rim, please...
Pennzer
Midland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9602828

That sounds great Gg. Will definitely try that next time but long drive here from Houston. :))

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9603024

LOL,
You make that drink right and I'll come!!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9603570

Oh my, this recipe sounds delish! I've got the ingredients down for next time I go shopping. All I have on hand right now is the beer.

Thanks for the recipe!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2013
10:51 AM

Post #9603723

It IS totally delish!! I have now made 3 batches...YUMMMIE!!! G.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2013
10:59 AM

Post #9603736

Hic?!

LOL!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2013
11:10 AM

Post #9603744

:-)

rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2013
10:47 AM

Post #9605001

OMG. I never thought about a mango. That sounds Devine...

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2013
11:11 AM

Post #9605032

Hic??!!

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

July 21, 2013
7:39 AM

Post #9606954

Triple sec has an orange flavor as well as being very sweet. I saw a recipe like this a couple years ago, and I'm a total margarita snob--no sweet and sour mix, fresh lime juice, etc. and had to admit was pretty tasty.
Pennzer
Midland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9615437

On the subject of Margaritas, I will share a story with you...

There was a little bar in Odessa, Texas that had a reputation for having the best Margaritas anywhere. The lady who owned it for many, many years claimed to have a secret ingredient but never would tell. Well, I do not frequent bars, but even I heard about the famous Margaritas.

In her senior years she sold the bar and retired, and the secret was not passed to the new owner. I am a real estate broker, and as it developed, I got involved in a real estate transaction with her and had occasion to visit her in the nursing home where she spent her last months. I mentioned to her that I had heard of her famous Margaritas and dared to ask her if she would tell me how make them. At first she refused, but our business together got more involved, and I visited her several more times, and apparently I was the only one. She said she had no living relatives and that most of her friends had preceded her in death or were too feeble to visit her. Well, on my last visit when I took the closing documents to her she said she had decided she really ought to pass her recipe on...

I wrote it down, but it was not unlike other Margaritas--Rose's Lime Juice, Triple Sec, tequila, salted rim. Her secret? Use cheap tequila. That's it. She said she discovered early on in her bar that cheap tequila just makes better tasting Margaritas than the premium brands that bartenders are taught to use. She told me what kind she used, and I don't recall, but it was a common, inexpensive brand.

Just so you know...
~pen

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 29, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9615454

Thanks, Pen...

Cheaper is always good in my life! Will go hunting for cheap...:o)
My God--I bought a bigger bottle of "Margaritaville Premium Gold"
Tequila and it cost $29+ tax. And-- in MD tax is always high.

Gita

rteets

rteets
Stroudsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9615568

Pennzer
Good story. I will buy the cheapest stuff I can find and see if it makes a difference. I'm chuckling still...

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