Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Golden Hour

I've never cared much for Margarita's but that's because everything I've ever known about them has been a lie! Turns out they are NOT Big Gulps from the 7-11, all artificial slush and tacky glasses. And margaritas need not be blended - but shaken - with a delicious balance of freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila and triple sec. I based the recipe off of this video (you should watch it too) by bartender Evan Zimmerman for Imbibe Magazine. 

Classic Margarita

2 oz of tequila 
1 oz of triple sec or grand marnier
1 oz of lime juice 
coarse kosher salt or seasalt 

1) Start by squeezing juice out a bunch of limes
2) Strain the pulp out the juice
3) Then choose a glass (any glass!) and run a lime wedge around the edge. Put some coarse salt on a plate and roll the outside edge in the salt 
4) Throw ice in a cocktail shaker, add the liquor and lime juice and shake shake shake 
5) Strain into the salted glass and enjoy this perfect (boozy) summer cocktail

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