Photo by Karen Walrond
This is the margarita recipe you’ve been looking for. The Padrino Ken has perfected it through the years…and he even published it in the very famous book Kirtsy Takes A Bow. Which I edited. (And it’s totally cute. And you can totally still buy it! Crazy.) But here is The Famous Marg Recipe. For you. Today.
Happy Cinco de Mayo from Texas. And Washington DC.
Kalorama Ken’s Famous Marg Recipe
I’ve had so many people ask me for the marg recipe that I’ll just put it out there. It’s actually my mom Lisa’s recipe, but we are generous folk.
- 1 can Minute Maid Limeade
- 1 can Montezuma or Sauza silver tequila (don’t waste the good tequila)
- 1/2 can good Triple Sec, or if the girl’s real purdy, use Grand Mariner
- 1 can water
- Juice of 1 lime
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Done.
Actually, this recipe is the concentrate for frozen margs in a blender with ice. If you drink them on the rocks…like any decent person should…you are supposed to add 1 or 2 more cans of water. You can garnish with lime wedges and salt if you want, but I prefer mine unfancy-like, served in a plastic SOLO cup. Do not, and I mean it, insult this sacred marg recipe by serving them in those cactus-shaped margarita glasses. My stepmom, Lisa, did this when she still had all that Wisconsin in ‘er, but now that she is a blended Texan, she knows better.