Mar 6, 2013

Meyer Lemon Margaritas


If you're a fan of margaritas, you owe it to yourself to try these! The Meyer Lemon, a cross between a lemon and an orange, gives this cocktail a fresh, citrusy taste, and provides a perfectly delicious sweet-to-tart balance.  This drink is strong but smooth, and stands up well to being poured over ice. 

Grab some chips and guacamole, and meet me on the patio!



Meyer Lemon Margaritas
Makes 8 servings

1 and 1/2 cups tequila

1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
3/4 cup triple sec
1/2 cup Meyer lemon simple syrup

Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about two hours. Stir and serve.


If serving right away, combine all ingredients, stir well, then pour into a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Shake well, and strain into glasses. Or just pour over ice.



Mix a little zest in with the salt

These margaritas are good with or without salt on the rim of the glass. For one batch, I mixed some finely grated zest in with the kosher salt. It's kind of labor intensive for a crowd, but if you have just a few to serve, it makes a pretty accent.


Recipe for Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup here



Adapted from Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks by Rick Bayless

May have been shared at some of these Fun Parties!


44 comments:

  1. Any excuse to break out the Margaritaville - I am going to try this recipe

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    1. The machine or the state of mind? LOL! I hope you enjoy them...they are my new favorite! I'm so glad you came by, Pam! :)

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  2. Ooooh yummy! I've always wanted to try meyer lemons and I think this would be the perfect recipe to use! I love all your photos!

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    1. Tammy, thank you! They really are delicious...they'd be good with your Naked Mushroom Pizza! :)

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  3. Joy..I just love Meyer lemons. I love lemons...but Meyer lemons are so much sweeter! This cocktail looks fabulous! I'll bring the chips and guac....but you better make a fresh pitcher! Beautiful! : )

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    1. Anne, I would love to share a pitcher of these with you! :) Thank you so much for visiting!!

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  4. Oh my goodness...how did you know I have a kajillion Meyers and would looove a margarita to boot? Can't wait to try these, Joy! xx

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    1. Danielle, these margaritas would be the very best way you could possibly use a kajillion Meyer lemons! ;)
      I'm so glad you came by- thanks! :)

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  5. I'm coming to your house for Friday night cocktails! Super yum!

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    1. Yay! We will be here! Can't wait to see you! ;)

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  6. Oh boy! I just picked three Meyer Lemons. This is definitely something to do with them. This really stood out on Foodie Friends Friday. I love the theme for your site and I totally agree. Yesterfood!

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    1. Thank you so much! In my opinion, it would be a good use of your lemons! :) I'm so glad you came by- thanks!

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  7. Perfect timing for those of us who dwell in the desert. Our citrus is ripe and ready for picking!! These look extra yummy. Will definitely be trying them. :-) Thanks for sharing.

    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I read your post about all the ripe citrus literally falling off your trees. How wonderful! :) If you try these, I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. How phenomenal is this?! I can't imagine a better way to end the week- great recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. They really are delicious, and I like your idea of Margarita Friday! ;) Thank you for coming by!

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  9. Fun twist! Thanks for coming to (link) party with me at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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  10. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Oh my! I bet this drink is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

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    1. It's pretty good, Julie! :) Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  12. Oh I wish I could drink...these looks and sound fab! Thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"
    Dawn
    spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you, Dawn!! And thanks for hosting In and Out of the Kitchen! :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, this is making my mouth water! I love lemon desserts, drinks...ANYTHING with lemon in it! :) Thanks for sharing this at Sweet & Savoury Sundays!

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    1. Lorraine, I'm quite a fan of lemon, too! Thanks for hosting a great party! :)

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  15. I'll take one on the rocks with salt please. I just adore margaritas. Fabulous recipe. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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    1. Christie, you're a gal after my own heart! They're great on the rocks! :) Thank you so much for coming by!! :)

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  16. I may have just made the decision to get that Meyer lemon tree I was going back and fourth about!!! You won me with margarita. Thanks for bringing this over to Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

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    1. Aubrey, if you plant that Meyer lemon tree, we'll ALL be over for margaritas. Just warnin' ya. ;) Fabulous Fridays is always FUN! :)

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  17. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo--it's nice to have you join in. I'm greedy--I want the whole package. Chips, guac, and these margaritas.

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    1. Michelle, you are absolutely right- guacamole is a requirement! Thanks for hosting See Ya in the Gumbo (LOVE where the name came from)!!

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    2. Thanks! Wanted to let you know your margarita is my pick for this week's features. Thanks again for linking.
      http://msenplace.blogspot.com/2013/03/see-ya-in-gumbo-75-potluck.html

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    3. Oh, thank you- I'm so excited! :)

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  18. I love meyer lemons & that drink looks delish! Visiting from My Turn (for us) hop! Drop by anytime I am at DearCreatives.com off to see some other posts.

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    1. Theresa, thank you so much for coming by! I am looking forward to visiting DearCreatives- thank you for the invitation! :)

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  19. I just posted this on Facebook and also Pinned it!!! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!!


    Have an totally awesome weekend!!!!

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    1. Oh, thank you SO much, Evelyn- you are so much fun! :) I love Freedom Fridays Blog Hop! Hope you enjoy your weekend, too!

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  20. Your Meyer Lemon Margaritas sound so delicious and refreshing. They look so pretty too. What a lovely cocktail!

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    1. April, thank you so much! They were fun to make! :)

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  21. I'll take two!! Pinned. Looks yummy~ Thanks for sharing at SAt. Dishes. ~ Paula

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  22. Oh these look so tempting!

    Delighted to have featured them at this week's Empty Your Archive and have pinned onto my Pinterest food board, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

    http://mumsmakelists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/empty-your-archive-24.html

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    1. Alice, I am soooo excited- thank you! I always enjoy Mums Make Lists and Empty Your Archive! :)

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  23. Thanks for the recipe. I love meyer lemons and a friend and I were just looking for recipes to use them up. Found you through the Mums Make Lists hop. http://georgielee.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, how fun (and a great use of the lemons!). It's great to meet you- so glad you stopped in from Mums Make Lists!

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  24. I LOVE margaritas and love the idea of lemon margaritas! Can't wait to try these, Joy!!

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