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Scrappy Whole Citrus Margarita

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    Scrappy Whole Citrus Margarita

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      FYI Staff

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      Scrappy Whole Citrus Margarita

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      May 22, 2019

    • Publisher

      A+E Networks

  • Prep Time
    10 min
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  • 4-5 pieces of mixed citrus
  • ¼ cup coarse kosher salt, for glasses
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) tequila
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • Small handful cilantro, mint and/or basil, stems and all (to blend into margarita or garnish)
  • Citrus slices, for garnish


  1. Using a Microplane, zest 1 piece of citrus. Mix with salt in a shallow bowl. Cut a few citrus wedges to rim the glasses. Set aside.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice the rinds from all the citrus. Throw the rinds into a medium saucepan with water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool completely and strain into a high-speed blender, discard rinds.
  4. Chop the fruit and throw in blender with tequila, ice and herbs (if using). Blend on high for about 1 minute until smooth.
  5. Rub the rim of each glass with a citrus wedge, then roll or dip into salt. Pour margaritas and garnish with a slice of citrus and an herb sprig.

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