For The Weekend | Almac Supremo Margarita

Part of my summer manifesto includes making three new drinks.

This one isn't new but it's my current favorite - made even more my favorite because it comes from my parents (and I love that when I read it I can hear my Dad's voice). I shared it last month on Facebook but wanted to include it here so I can easily access it again in the future.

Do you have a favorite summer drink I could add to my list to try? I just saw a watermelon mojito recipe in Everyday Food last night that would accomplish two things from my summer manifesto (three new drinks + lots of watermelon).

Hope you have a great weekend!


Basic Quantities to make one serving (one serving = one pitcher // two glasses):

  • 3 oz. good tequila

  • 2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice - when you pick out the limes, go for the soft ones

  • 1 oz. simple syrup - to make simple syrup - mix 1 cup water and one cup of sugar in small sauce pan and bring to a boil until liquid is clear - then chill. Usually I do a couple of cups each and save left over in refrigerator for next event. After liquid turns clear then cool it - best to make ahead of time.

  • 1/4-1/2 oz. orange liquor (we used Cointreau)

Triple above ingredients and mix all in pitcher or blender 3/4 full of ice - shake and pour over ice for "on the rocks" or blend and put in a martini glass for "blended." Your Mama and I prefer "on the rocks."

Rim your glass with mixture of one tablespoon of kosher salt and one teaspoon of sugar by placing the mixture on a plate. Rim the glass with a wedge of lime and dip glass in mixture of salt/sugar (it helps to do this prior to pouring your potion in the glass).

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  1. Mary Sara P. says…

    Just tried a pomegranate martini when off last week. Made with Palm pomegranate juice and orange flavored voda shaken over ice, strained and served with a sugared rim glass (optional) and orange slice.

    Also, love Sangria. Will Send you the recipes for both red and white.


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  2. Alison says…

    Love Margaritas...TFS!
    Alison xx

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  3. Melissa says…

    I love the last line about rimming the glass before putting the drink in the glass... What a DAD thing to say :)

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  4. Steph says…

    From the minute you posted the first time about your Dad's margaritas, I was hoping you'd share the recipe, lol! I can't wait to try it out! =)

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  5. linda says…

    Because I don't know the original source... I'll credit

    For many years our favorite summer drink.... peach schnapps slush! Love knowing I have this in the freezer when friends or family stop by...or for a day of 90+ degree today!

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  6. Tracy Bayley says…

    I love margaritas and whenever we go to Zapatas in Adelaide, South Australia, I always order a jug! Will definitely try your dads sweet to hear him say "your mama and i....."

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  7. Deirdre says…

    I discovered my favorite summer drink on the blog Dinner: A Love Story last summer (great website too!). Pack a tall glass with ice. PACK. Then add about an inch of dark rum, and fill the rest with Ginger Beer (had never had before but now see everywhere). Squeeze half a lime and stir. So refreshing!

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    1. Deirdre says…

      Here's a link to the original post. It's called a Dark & Stormy.

  8. Kate says…

    Smiled when I read the "your mama and I" comment. Sweet memories!

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  9. Sir Fjørtoft says…

    I made Nojitos just the other day. ( I don´t drink alcohol, but I love mint and lime! It was SO good! (but I vote no to the Sprite Zero, it was just to sweet, and sugar is not really necessary)

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  10. Nina Chow says…

    Hi Ali,
    I just made a pink lemonade last week. Yummy, non alcoholic, but really refreshing.

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