With National Margarita day being on the 22nd February, and a longing for warmer days, I thought I’d share the classic margarita with a sea salt twist for my next cocktail…
Particularly timely since, I recently joined Jose Cuervo on a trip to Northern Wales on behalf of Lucie Kerley (of “Lucie Loves” blog) to find out about the UK’s first “salt sommelier”, Max Venning, and his mission to find the best salt outside of Mexico to complement the Cuervo Margarita.
I joined them on the second leg of the journey, to visit the home of Halen Môn, Anglesey. You can find out all about the trip & what I learnt over in my post Lucie Loves…Tequila, but for now, onto the drink itself…
You will need:
\\ 2 parts Good Quality ‘Silver’ Tequila (I used Jose Cuervo, obviously!)
\\ 1 part Cointreau (Triple Sec liqueur)
\\ 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
\\Lime & Sea Salt to garnish
\\ Chill your glass (just fill it with ice)
\\ Put plenty of ice and the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker (or a jam jar with a lid, if you don’t have one)
\\ Give it a really good shake for about 30 seconds to chill the liquid
\\ Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass before rolling the rim in your sea salt. Be careful not to get the salt on the inside of the glass.
\\ Strain the mix into the glass, and enjoy!
As you’ll find from my post over on Lucie’s blog, the choice of salt really does make a difference, so if you’re nostalgic for Summer, you can’t beat the beachside aroma added to this classic by the sea salt. Do let me know if you give it a try!
Always Drink Responsibly.