Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Thursday | All-Natural Homemade Margaritas

April 2, 2015

Thirsty Thursday | All-Natural Homemade Margaritas

Hello! I'm back with another edition of Thirsty Thursday, where I show you how to make one of my favorite drinks! This time of year when the weather starts to get warmer I'm all about the classic margaritas.

Anytime I slice open a lime the scent takes me back! It reminds me of an ice cold margarita, hot nights and barbeques with our friends! I love margaritas, but the sugary calorie filled store bought mixes make them much less desirable. So over the weekend I decided to try and perfect making my own mix.

This all natural homemade margarita mix uses only 4-ingredients + the addition of your favorite tequila.

All-Natural Homemade Clemintine and Lime Margarita

INGREDIENTS makes one serving
  • 1/4 c fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 c fresh clementine juice
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 1 1/2 shot tequila (or more if you're in the mood)
  • 1/4 c agave nectar, or to taste
  • ice
  • extra limes and clementines, sliced (for garnish)
*** 1/4 cup of liquid is equal to a standard size shot glass***

  1. Squeeze the lime and clementine juices into a cocktail shaker, add water, tequila, agave. Check to see that you like the balance of sweetness and tartness, and adjust it to your liking. 
  2. Add 1-2 ice cubes and shake tequila mixture. Layer ice and sliced clementine and lime piece. Pour contents of cocktail shaker over your glass filled with ice.

This recipe I listed above is for just one cocktail, but this could be easily doubled. Although you'll have a lot of limes to squeeze. I use my Citrus Squeeze to juice the limes which makes the whole process much neater! No sneaky seeds slip by and my hands don't get as sticky. Don't try subbing the fresh limes with store bought lime juice, it just will not taste the same.

And a little peek from behind the scenes. This is what it really looks like when I'm trying to get a good shot. The light outside is best, and outside at our house there are lots and lots of toys. I thought you might get a kick out of this! 

Now go make yourself one of these delicious margaritas! It's so simple!


Kristy said...

Looks so great and refreshing! I always love your recipes so I'm definitely saving this one. Thanks, Colleen! :)

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! And I love the real life photo!

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom said...

Oh my... these sound and look FABULOUS! Pinning this to my Deliberate DRINKS board.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

This looks and sounds SO delicious! And love the behind the scenes picture - the things we do for a good shot! Xo

Jessica @ The Newly said...

These sound delish - love the sound of a margarita without all the sweet, sugary mix. I'm looking forward to my first frosty beverage after having the baby!!!

Ailee | Snapshots&MyThoughts said...

Oh my gosh! These look DELICIOUS. I would love one right now!!! xo

Sara McCarty said...

Yes please!!!! I'll take 10!! And I love the behind the scenes shot! I do the same thing!

Tawnya Faust said...

I want like 10 of these!! Haha and that real life food shot, I'm laughing out loud!

hello erin said...

Margaritas are my love language. And THESE. I need these.

Michelle Zapalski said...

How refreshing!

Laura Keenan said...

Oh my mouth is watering! This is almost the exact same recipe I use. I swear agave nectar is the key! I typically just use regular oranges though... going to have to try clementines! I'm sure the subtle difference is worth it!

Colleen said...

The agave is totally the key! It tastes so so much better than any mix or store bought margarita I've tried.

Colleen said...

yes you sure do! :)

Colleen said...

Hahha I could drink 10 -- they go down so smooth!

Colleen said...

Thanks! They're so refreshing!

Colleen said...

Thank you!! :)

Lucy said...

This looks so good! I love margaritas! But totally agree the store bought stuff just feels a little too unnatural. Also love the behind the scenes shot! The struggle for perfect lighting is real! :) Lucy x

Alycia said...

This sounds delicious!!! I'm not a huge margarita person, but I like the idea of adding your own amount of sweetness!!! :)