The Best Fresh Margaritas

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2000, America's Test Kitchen TV

Put away that blender. For the ultimate margarita, mix premium tequila with fresh juice and zest, and shake it yourself.

SERVES4 to 6 (Makes about 1 quart)

TIME15 minutes, plus 4 hours chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The best margarita recipe would produce a drink with a balanced blend of fresh citrus flavors and tequila. We discovered the correct proportions (equal parts juice, orange liqueur, and tequila) for the best balance. The right alcohol (Tripl...

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