Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!  If you're feeling festive tonight, you should try Ben's margarita recipe!  Unlike the margaritas you find at restaurants, this recipe does not call for tons of syrup.  It has just the right about of lime flavor, but not so much that you can only drink one (which is what we're going for, right?).

Disclaimer: These measurements are by no means precise.  I've mentioned before how Ben just kind of eyes ingredients.  I probably haven't seen him use a measuring cup more than five times, ever.  So with that being said, brace yourself for Ben's version of "measured" ingredients.

lime margarita mix
crushed ice
tequila (he used silver)
triple sec

Fill the blender 3/4 full with crushed ice (this is important, because crushed ice is easier to blend, thus leaving fewer large chunks in your margarita).  Carefully blend the ice in the blender.  Use a large spoon to stir the ice around to make sure everything gets blended nicely.  Pour the margarita mix in the blender for 10-12 seconds (with the restrictor cap on the mix).  Pour the tequila for 4 seconds (without the restrictor cap).  Add 1 generous pour of triple sec.  Turn the blender to liquefy and let it blend for about 10 second.  Turn the blender off.  Stir the margarita around with the large spoon and add more crushed ice if needed (about a cup).  Turn the blender on again for a couple of seconds.  Taste and adjust accordingly.  (For Ben that means adding a touch more tequila).

So there you have it.  Those are Ben's measurements.  I tried to translate it into normal, everyday measurements, but that was just impossible.

*I highlighted the restictor caps on the margarita mix and the tequila because the flow of liquid varies greatly whether or not the cap is on, so be careful!

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