Okay, sure, they require a bit of work, but you'll be so glad you did! Be careful, friends will ask you to bring them to all parties!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 limes
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup premium tequila
- 2 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur (Grand Marnier®)
- 1 lime, sliced into rounds
- coarse salt
Grate the zest of 2 limes into a small bowl. Cut the zested limes in half, and squeeze the juice into a measuring cup to get 1/2 cup. Combine lime zest, lime juice, sugar and water. Cover, and refrigerate for approximately 24 hours.
Before serving, stir in the tequila and Grand Marnier. Rub rim of 4 glasses with sliced lime, and dip into salt. Take another slice of lime, cut in half, slice under skin of lime to halfway point, and place on glass for garnish.