To make margaritas with this recipe, simply replace the quart of seltzer water with 2 cups tequila, and salt the rims of the glasses. Serve over lots of ice.
Everyday Food, January/February 2006
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Total Time 30 minutes
- Serves 6
Yield Makes 4 3/4 cups
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (from about 8 limes)
- 1 quart seltzer water
- Ice cubes
- Lime slices, for garnish (optional)
- In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water and sugar. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is clear, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a pitcher; cool. To serve, stir together sugar-water mixture, lime juice, and seltzer water. Pour over ice, and garnish with lime slices, if desired.
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