Kate's Cuisine

May 05 2014

Lime Margarita

Lime Margarita

It’s Cinco de Mayo today, and what goes better with the guacamole recipe I’ve posted today than a refreshing margarita? This time, I didn’t blend it or shake it up with a bunch of crushed ice, but chose to simply pour it over the rocks. When you take out the slush factor of margaritas, they turn into a cocktail that’s pretty much entirely made up of alcohol, so I added a splash of water to tone it down a bit. And, as my father-in-law once told me when offering me Drambuie, remember that this is a “sipping drink.” (But I promise you, this tastes much better than Drambuie.)

Coarse salt $0.03
1 1/2 ounces silver pure agave tequila $0.87
1 ounce triple sec or orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier $0.99
Juice of two limes $1.00
1 thin lime wedge, for garnish $0.06
Ice cubes Free!
A splash of water (as little or as much as you would like) Free!

Total cost $2.95
Cost per serving $2.95

1.) Place coarse salt on a plate. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then, holding the glass at a 45 degree angle so no salt gets inside the glass, gently coat the rim of the glass in salt.

2.) Place some ice cubes in the glass, and more into a cocktail shaker. Into the shaker place the tequila, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. Place the top on the shaker and hold while shaking vigorously, until the outside of the cocktail shaker is frosty. Pour over the ice cubes in the glass.

3.) Serve and enjoy!

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