Margarita

Ingredients:

  • Ice

  • 3 oz Tequila

  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon Orange Liqueur

  • 1 oz simple syrup (see below)

  • 1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar (see below)

Directions:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.) Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.

 

Simple Syrup:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

 

Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

 

Lime-salt-sugar:

 Ingredients:

  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

 

Directions:

Blend together lime, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.

 

 Recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/margarita-recipe.html