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Critical Information

For you math fans out there, the basic recipe is:

  • 30% your choice tequila
  • 30% your choice citrus [lime, lemon, grapefruit]
  • 20% your choice orange liqueur [Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao]
  • 15% simple syrup [equal parts sugar and water]
  • 5% water [this comes from the ice]

 

Recipe Shortcuts

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New to SooN Cooking?

No problem! Some quick background on the concept: I love to cook and realized that I often had to adjust my meal plan to accomodate for for my friends and family with dietary requirements when they joined me for a meal.  More often than not, I didn’t know how to modify my recipe to address their dietary needs which launched me into some deep research and left me with a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt that I was preparing the recipe the right way for my guest.  A concept that I now call Meal Planning FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt]. To combat Meal Planning FUD each of my recipes has eight variations which covers everything from vegetarian to Kosher to gluten-free so that you can cut the Meal Planning FUD out of your life and feel comfortable serving the recipe to a variety of guests. Check out the SooN Cooking About page for the complete details.

For One

Yield: 1 drink | Prep: 8 minutes | Mixology: 2 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz your favorite tequila
  • 1.5 oz your choice citrus juice [lime, lemon, grapefruit]
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup [equal parts granulated sugar and hot water]
  • .75 oz your favorite orange liqueur [Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao]
  • Ice
  • Salt or sugar for rim [optional]

Directions

#1: Prep Ingredients

Juice citrus. Combine sugar with equal parts hot water and stir until sugar dissolves.

 

#2: Combine Ingredients

Fill shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake, shake shake…Shake, shake shake…and then shake again.

 

#3: Finish and Serve

Use the rind from your citrus to coat the rim of your serving glass. Place salt on the cutting board and touch rim to salt until coated. Garnish with a slice of lime.

For Many

Yield: 3 quarts | Prep: 15 minutes | Mixology: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3.5 cups your favorite tequila, rum or vodka
  • 3.5 cups your choice citrus juice [lime, lemon, grapefruit]
  • 2.5 cups Simple Syrup [equal parts granulated sugar and hot water]
  • 1.75 cups your favorite orange liqueur [Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao]
  • Ice
  • Salt or sugar for rim [optional]

Directions

#1: Prep Ingredients

Juice citrus. Combine sugar with equal parts hot water and stir until sugar dissolves.

 

#2: Combine Ingredients

Fill pitcher with the ingredients. If your pitcher has a lid — shake vigerously. If you lidless, stir well.

 

#3: Finish and Serve

Set up an ice bucket and glasses next to the pitcher. Set up a garnish station with 1-2 limes cut into “half moons” and a plate of salt or sugar. Instruct guests to:  1) grab a glass 2) salt or sugar their glass 3) fill glass with ice 4) full glass with beverage and enjoy!

For a Party

Yield: 3.5 gallons | Prep: 35 minutes | Mixology: 25 minutes | Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16.75 cups your favorite tequila
  • 16.75 cups your choice citrus juice [lime, lemon, grapefruit]
  • 11.25 cups Simple Syrup [equal parts granulated sugar and hot water]
  • 8.5 cups your favorite orange liqueur [Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Curaçao]
  • Ice
  • Salt or sugar for rim [optional]

Directions

#1: Prep Ingredients

Juice citrus. Combine sugar with equal parts hot water and stir until sugar dissolves.

 

#2: Combine Ingredients

Fill beverage dispenser with the ingredients. Stir well.

 

#3: Finish and Serve

Set up an ice bucket and glasses next to the pitcher. Set up a garnish station with 8-10 limes cut into “half moons” and a plate of salt or sugar. Instruct guests to:  1) grab a glass 2) salt or sugar their glass 3) fill glass with ice 4) full glass with beverage and enjoy!

Behind the Scenes

the SooN COOKING origin story

Dear SooN COOKS of the internet,

About three days into my bartending career at San Carlos Restaurant, I learned a very important lesson: the only difference between a strawberry margarita, strawberry daiquiri is the base liquor. The proportions and steps are the same. 

This blew my 21-year-old mind.

The best part?  Since I was working in a Mexican restaurant, I made A LOT of margaritas, daiquiris and lemon drops. Repetition led me to this SooN discovery which I have now shared with you. Each one is tasty and refreshing so after you have mastered the trade I imagine the hardest part would be picking your favorite.

I’m excited to learn which one you like the most!!!

 

Enjoy,

 

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We cannot wait to hear from you!

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