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This refreshing ‘summer sun’ cocktail is so adaptable. Because it will delight so many palettes it’s probably one of the most popular cocktails around.

Our stunning Margarita recipe only takes 5 minutes to throw together and you don’t need any special equipment. With the right flair for presentation you’ll have yourself an instant winner!

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“on the rocks” – margarita served with the ice cubes

“straight up” – margarita served strained from the ice cubes

“frozen” – margarita served liquidised in the ice cubes

“Jigger” – name for the metal measuring vessel used when making cocktails

Why include a Margarita in a Salt shop?

Well, one of the ways that Margaritas are served is with fine grained salt trimming the rim of the cocktail glass. It brings a flourish of style to the eye and adds a salty taste to compliment the Margarita too.

‘Vary the salts you use to achieve different effects’

White Salt

For a pure white salt rim we’d recommend using the Halen Mon Finer Flake Sea Salt, you’ll get a really brilliant white flaky effect with a fizzling salty melt on the palette. Not quite as white but achieving a glistening effect with a zingy crunch for the palette we’d recommend our French Fleur White Sea Salt (the crystal shapes catch and reflect light for a bit of bling)

Pink Salt

Colour co-ordinate or compliment the colour of the Margarita or the cocktail glass itself with Peach and Pink Blush Himalayan Fine salt. No bling but the colour variations that are naturally in the salt will look stunning.

Black Salt

Looking for ‘Drama and Style’? Then it would have to be the sultry ‘black obsidian chips’ of Hawaiian black Lava salt. Wow!

salt-margarita-recipesMost margaritas are variations on the same recipe. Here are some recipe ideas to get you started!

 

Classic Margarita

50ml Tequila
25ml Cointreau
15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
Handful ice cubes

To decorate:
Lime juice to wet glass rim
Salt – smaller grained white, pink or black!
Lime wedge to garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker

Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for 10-15 seconds to really mix the ingredients and get everything chilling nicely.

Strain the liquid straight into the salt rimmed cocktail glass (filling to about 1cm from the top rim)

Add a lime wedge on the rim by way of garnish

Strawberry Margarita

35ml Tequila
25ml Triple Sec (Orange Liqueur)
15ml Strawberry Liqueur
15ml Lemon juice
Handful ice cubes

To decorate:
Lime juice to wet glass rim
Salt – smaller grained white, pink or black!
Lime wedge to garnish

 

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker

Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for 10-15 seconds to really mix the ingredients and get everything chilling nicely.

Strain the liquid straight into the salt rimmed cocktail glass (filling to about 1cm from the top rim)

Add a lime wedge on the rim by way of garnish 

How to salt rim the glass
Put your quality salt on a flat saucer. Moisten the rim of your cocktail glass with lime juice or water. Hold your glass upside down and gently dip the wet rim into your salt. If you have wetted the rim thoroughly you should now have a beautifully salted glass rim! …don’t forget to do this BEFORE you put the Margarita liquid into the glass.

Please enjoy all cocktail recipes responsibly

Please note: The NHS recommended weekly guidelines for alcohol consumption are 21 units for men (3-4 daily) and 14 units for women (2-3 daily). The Food Standards Agency in the UK states adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day. Do not exceed recommended daily amounts.