By Rodney Bowers
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  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 large limes)
  • 5 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Coarse salt, for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups small (or coarsely broken) ice cubes


  1. Combine the lime juice, sugar, and water in a glass or plastic pitcher. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. To finish and serve margaritas, add the tequila and orange liqueur to the pitcher of limemade.
  3. Rub the rims of martini glasses with a lime wedge, then dip them in a dish of coarse salt.
  4. In a large shaker, combine half of the margarita mixture with half of the ice and shake ten to 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glasses. 
  5. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

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