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Grilled Limes Take Margaritas To An Epic Level Of Flavor

Grilled lime margarita in salt rimmed glass

Grilling and chilling is the secret to the most delicious margarita you’ve ever tasted!

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the classic frozen margarita gets a smoky blast in this recipe for Grilled Lime Margaritas! Citrus is first charred on the grill before being combined with good quality tequila, triple sec, sugar, and ice then blended to chilled perfection so you can serve it alongside grilled guacamole, grilled salsa, or other grilled Mexican inspired dishes!

Smoky Grilled Lime Frozen Margarita Recipe


Grilled lime margarita with guacamole and chips
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Grilling limes adds a smoky depth of flavor to traditional margaritas.

Course:
Beverage
,
Cocktail
Cuisine:
Mexican

Makes:

Servings: 2 margaritas

Takes:

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup good quality tequila (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt to rim the glasses (optional)
Notes:
About the salt. Remember, kosher salt is half the concentration of table salt so if you use table salt, use half as much. Click here to read more about salt and how it works.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

Method

  • Prep. Cut three limes in half. Cut half of the fourth lime into 1/4-inch/6.4 mm-slices. Cut the remaining half lime in to two wedges.
  • Fire up. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat cooking, approximately 400°F/204.4°C.
  • Cook. Place the halved limes on the grill cut side down and allow them to grill until lightly charred and softened, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove limes from the grill and allow them to cool.
  • Blend. Juice enough of the grilled limes to create 1/4 cup/59.1 ml juice. Combine the lime juice, triple sec, tequila, sugar, and ice in a blender and blend until slushy.
  • For salted rims, rub lime wedges along the edges of 2 margarita glasses. Pour salt onto a plate and dip glasses in the salt to coat the edges.
  •  Serve. Pour margaritas into the glasses, garnish with limes, and serve immediately.

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Published On: 4/18/2019 Last Modified: 9/10/2021

  • Clint Cantwell - Clint Cantwell is AmazingRibs.com's Senior Vice President of Whatever, charged with creating recipes, writing articles, shooting photos, and a little bit of everything else. He was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue" by Memphis Magazine and was the winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled: Memphis".

 

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