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Emeril's Fresh And Fierce Margaritas

Emeril's Fresh And Fierce Margaritas

These are always a hit at any party or gathering.

  • Yield: 2 quarts, 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 cups premium tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups triple sec
  • Lime slices, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt


  • Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, water, sugar, lime zest, and lemon zest in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring, and cook until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.

  • Combine the cooled citrus syrup with the tequila and triple sec and chill thoroughly.

  • Meanwhile, chill margarita glasses and then wet the rim of each with a lime slice. Put the salt in a saucer and dip the rims into the salt.

  • Serve the chilled margarita mixture in salted glasses, over ice if desired, garnished with lime slices.