Daily Archives: April 10, 2010

Viva la Margarita!

After public demand from friends in Haiti I am urgently posting my favourite cocktail recipe. The Classic Margarita! However pictures will come later cause it’s early morning here in Greece at the moment and I don’t want to start making Margaritas…

The Classic Margarita

1 1/2 oz Tequila (blanco)
1 oz fresh lime (or lemon-I prefer lemon/lime juice mix) juice
1/2 oz Cointreau liqueur (you can substitute it with Triple sec liqueur but Cointreau is the best option)
Salt (for rimming the glass)

Put salt in a flat plate,preferably use freshly grind sea salt . Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime twist and then carefully dip in salt. Add all ingredients in a shaker filled with 4 ice cubes. Shake very very well until shaker is frozen. Strain in the glass with no added ice. However sometimes I might add some ice cubes in my drink at the end if I want  to take it slowly!

Frozen Margarita

The ingredients remain the same. Instead of the shaker you blend Cointreau and lime juice in a blender with a glass of crashed ice until smooth. Place mix in a glass and at the end add the tequila. The reason you are not blending the tequila from the start is to avoid loosing the basic flavor of the drink. Tequila is loosing the aroma when mixed with water in my opinion. If you don’t have an ice crasher you can place a few ice-cubes in a tea towel and then start crashing it with a heavy item or on the wall.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

1 1/2 oz Tequila (blanco)
1/2 oz fresh lime (or lemon-I prefer lemon/lime juice mix) juice
5 ripe fresh strawberries (preferable frozen-place them in the freezer for a couple of hours before use)
1/2 oz Cointreau liqueur (you can substitute it with Triple sec liqueur but Cointreau is the best option)
Sugar (for rimming the glass)

Dip the rim of the glass in sugar instead of salt this time. Blend all ingredients apart from Tequila with crashed ice in a blender. Place mix in glass and add the Tequila.