Zesty Margaritas

Beverages
  • Zesty Margarita3 limes
  • 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • Pinch table salt
  • 1 cup agave tequila (100 percent)
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Zest limes and lemons until you have 4 teaspoons from each. Squeeze fruit for 1/2 cup fresh juice from each. Place zest and juice in a cup or glass. Stir in sugar and salt. Cover and refrigerate a few hours (up to 24). Strain mixture into 1-quart pitcher. Stir in tequila and Triple Sec. Dampen rims of margarita glasses and dip in salt. Place half the crushed ice in glasses and half in the pitcher. Stir beverage until thoroughly combined and then strain into glasses. Makes 4.