Margarita (Rocks/Salt)

Margarita with salt and ice


Oh, the Margarita. I do love a good one. Some Margaritas get too sweet for my taste so I go lighter on the sugar in the simple syrup. That way the drink doesn’t get too bogged down with sweetness. I mean… who wants to wake up at 4 in the morning with a sugar rush? Not speaking from experience, it’s just what I have heard…

A note on limes: The limes on my tree outside are so juicy and fragrant. Occasionally, when I can’t wait for them to bear fruit I buy limes at the market, but they are not the juiciest things in the world. To release the juices on these dry occasions, give them a 15 second zap in the microwave. Slice, juice and enjoy!

Margarita

Makes 2 drinks

Ice cubes

3 ounces tequila silver of your choice

4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

2 ounce simple sugar

1 ounce of triple sec

Yummy salt lick mixture for rim

Extra lime wedges for rim and garnish

 

Val’s Simple Syrup

1 cup water

½ cup sugar

Yummy Salt Lick

Zest of one lime

3 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon sugar

 

Mix all liquids in a pitcher, stir. Place sea salt on a plate. Wet the rim of the glasses with a lime wedge and dip the glass onto the plate to cover the edges of the glass with salt. Fill cocktail shaker more that half full with ice. Pour liquid mixture from pitcher into ice filled shaker. Shake until your arm hurts or until the shaker mists up. Add ice to the glass and pour contents of shaker into glass, garnish with lime wedge and enjoy!

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