Sunny Margarita

Saturday started out fairly mild, weather wise. It was supposed to be HOT, but when I was picking the kids up from Spanish at 12:30, it was just warm. Pretty warm, but not way too warm. Another parent and I were even commenting that the weather people got it wrong. It simply wasn’t blazing. The problem? I didn’t knock on wood or anything. Not even my skull (you know, when there isn’t any wood available, it kind of subs in). That meant it got hot, and fast. Turned out around 100. And to me, that’s hot. That’s “I need a cool and refreshing cocktail” hot. No worries, Sunny Margarita was there to save the day (hmm, what color would a margarita super hero cape be?Yellow, maybe??)


1 cup tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tsp Simple Syrup (recipe also on this blog)
3 Tbs lime juice


Add all ingredients into a pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into glasses with ice and enjoy!

Some variations: can salt or sugar rim, can place pitcher in refrigerator to chill, can shake in martini shaker to chill; can also serve with orange slice as garnish. I didn’t do any of these. Did I mention that by Bay Area standards it was HOT??

Serves 4

Total time: 20 minutes

Margarita Photo

*Derived from Family Fresh Meals

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