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Recipe of the month: Margarita


Ah, a beautiful day of boating on a Lake County summer day. What could be more perfect? Adding a margarita into the scenario. Crisp, citrusy with a touch of sweetness, a sunny margarita is the perfect summer drink. There are pre-made mixes out there. But why bother? A made-from-scratch margarita is superior in every way. And just as simple to make. You can also prepare a batch of margaritas ahead of time. To avoid diluting, don’t add ice until you’re ready to serve. And remember, don’t drink and drive.

2 ounces blanco tequila 

Juice of 1 whole lime 

½ ounce triple sec, preferably Cointreau 

Salt for rim (optional)

Lime wedge, for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, lime juice and triple sec. Shake. Pour, with the ice, into a polycarbonate glass (salt rim first if you like). Garnish with wedge of lime.

Prefer to go out for margaritas? Relax lakeside at El Puerto Mexican Restaurant in Fox Lake. You'll find several varieties of margarita to choose from as well as authentic Mexican fare.

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake, IL 60020


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