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Smoky Margaritas

By grilling the fruit before you juice it this margarita takes on a whole new persona.


3 pounds limes/lemons plus a few oranges, sliced in half

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup tequila

1/4 cup triple sec

1 cup simple syrup to taste


1. Dip the sliced citrus in a bowl of sugar so they have a light coating.

2. Grill the citrus on medium-high heat until they have char marks. Let them rest until they are cool enough to be juiced.

3. Fill your margarita pitcher halfway full of ice, then add the tequila and triple sec. Add the juice to the ice/tequila mixture—adding it to ice will help cut the tartness of the citrus. Add the simple syrup in small batches until the proper sweetness is achieved.

From Robyn Medlin, Grill Grrrl


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