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Jun 28, 2005 09:04 AM

margarita mix

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are there any really good, premade margarita mixes out there?? We are planning a pretty big party and I don't want to make them from scratch, I just want to be able to put a bottle of the mix on the bar, with a blender and tequila, and if anybody wants one they just make it themself..

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  1. This is the shizzle....all other premade mixes suck in comparison.


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    1. re: The Guvner

      Tommy's is great. However, it seems that often the bottle can be "off" in some manner, which is to say the taste is not consistent. I have taken a couple bottles back to Tower Market in SF, and the wine guy has said that consistency has been a problem. On the plus side, I think Tommy's mix requires a very healthy pour of good, flavorful tequila. A regular pour simply won't be noticed.

    2. We I don't make them by hand, we use Mr. & Mrs. T's Margarita Mix.

      They alos make a top notch Spicy Bloody Mary mix.

      1. I got one from Marshalls/TJ Maxx for about $7.00 that is sold at Williams Sonoma for $14. I don't remember the name but it is pretty good. We prefer to make ours made with frozen concentrated limeade.

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        1. re: Ellen

          When you make it from concentrate, do you do anything else? I;ve tried it but it's way too sweet.

          1. re: coll

            I use a combo of frozen lemonade and limeade, 2-3 tbls (heaping) of each and add a little club soda and a splash of Gran Marnier or Contreau.

            1. re: PolarBear

              Oh OK, I was putting in the whole can!

              1. re: coll

                I pretty much just eyeball it, but seems like I get about 4 blenders full using a can of each, i.e. 1/4 of a 12 oz can per blender.

                1. re: PolarBear

                  No wonder mine was too intense!

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          Michele Cindy

          I've been using the Bacardi frozen margarita mix. It was one of the only ones that I saw that uses real lime juice. It's not expensive and it was actually better then the expensive one they sell at William & Sonomma.

          1. Not sure if they still sell it, but last summer Williams Sonoma had a delicious Pineapple Margarita Mix.