It’s Canada Day! Or it was when we made this pitcher of deliciousness. July 1 was Canada’s sesquicentennial, and how better to celebrate 150 years of belonging to an eh-saying culture than by raising a glass?
I’ve been meaning to make a classic margarita for months, but even under the heading “classic” I found numerous variations out there. For this pitcher I stuck pretty close to the tried-and-true method, but opted to use juice concentrate so I didn’t have to juice a dozen limes.
- 1 fresh lime
- fine sea salt
- 355-mL can Minute Maid Limeade
- 12 oz cold water
- 12 oz silver tequila (well chilled)
- 6 oz Triple Sec (replace with Cointreau if desired)
Prepare glasses first: wet glass rim with lime and dip in sea salt. Add several ice cubes to each glass.
In a pitcher, combine limeade, water, and alcohols; stir, then pour immediately. Garnish glasses with lime slices.
The verdict: This is surprisingly yummy for a cocktail made with a mix. We thought the limeade would be too sweet, but it wasn’t. It mellowed the tequila, but didn’t mask it. Still, on a hot day, it would be easy to over-indulge, so pace yourself!