Margarita – The Basics

An excellent video to get you started making great Margaritas for the summer! Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Recipes:
Margarita Straight Up
Makes 1

Ingredients:
1 lime, cut into wedges or slices
kosher salt
ice
2 ounces tequila (silver or reposado)
1 ounce lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 ounce Cointreau
½ ounce agave syrup OR to taste (optional)

Directions:
1. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and then dip the outside of the rim of the glass in kosher salt.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Add the tequila (100% agave), Cointreau and lime juice to the shaker and shake hard for about 20 to 30 seconds.
4. Strain the cocktail into the salt-rimmed glass (with or without ice) and enjoy!

Frozen Margarita
Makes 2

Ingredients:
4 ounces tequila (silver or reposado)
2 limes, peeled
2 ounces Cointreau
1 ounces agave syrup
1 lime, cut into wedges or slices
kosher salt
3 cups ice

Directions:
1. Combine the tequila, Cointreau and agave syrup in a mason jar and refrigerate for several hours to chill well. (This step is optional, but it does help to keep the ice from melting too quickly.)
2. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and the dip the outside of the rim of the glass in kosher salt.
3. Put the peeled limes into the blender and pour in the margarita base. Top with the 3 cups of ice cubes and blend until smooth and slushy. Add more agave to taste and blend again.
4. Pour into the salt-rimmed glass and enjoy!

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