Blending up batches of these tasty margaritas for your next party is the drinks equivalent of success insurance. We tried time and time again to make this recipe without the limeade, but it just isn’t a blended margarita without it. Even so, this version goes minimal on the sugar and has a nice kick of alcohol. If you still aren’t persuaded to blend it up, here’s a margarita on the rocks.
What to buy: Get the best-quality 100 percent agave tequila you can afford; it’ll taste better, and you won’t be as regretful the day after.
Also, try to use Cointreau or Grand Marnier instead of Triple Sec—they’re not as sugary and have a truer orange flavor.
Game plan: If you chill the liquors before using them, your margaritas will stay frozen longer. But if you don’t have the time, just be sure to drink the margaritas before they melt.