Monday, February 28, 2011

DIY: Three Citrus Margaritas

Back before Kel knew Steve and Kelly well enough to demand that they create delicious original drinks for us every time we stop by Elephants, the Three Citrus Margaritas were our go-to. 

I hadn't had a Three Citrus Marg in quite awhile, so when the roomie and I decided to host Taco Night, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make some of my own.

Tangy and refreshing, these drinks are great when you're looking for a slight twist on the classic marg. You can fancy them up by serving them with citrus pinwheels, either in a glass container (like I did below) or in the margarita glasses themselves (like they sometimes do at Elephants).

1.5 oz tequila
.5 oz triple sec
1.5 oz freshly squeezed citrus juice (lemon, lime and orange)
.5 oz simple syrup

Combine tequila, triple sec, citrus juice and simple syrup.
Serve over ice.



For our party of eight, I bought 3 large oranges, 5 lemons, and 6 limes. That yielded enough juice for everyone to have one margarita plus seconds for the half of us who wanted another. (The other half switched to beer... I know, confusing. But in this case, it worked.)

Some photos from the evening:

 Anna is an excellent juicer. Thanks, lady!

Personalizing our blocks for a game of drinking Jenga.
Some form of "Shannon drinks" was a favorite.

This looks like it was Jocelyn's fault. But it was probably Shannon. (Love you, roomie!)