Local Choice Margarita

LC Margarita

For the Lime lovers out there...

Margaritas are a firm favorite of ours, whether served frozen, on the rocks, or neat. We do prefer to keep it simple, and the one thing we insist on is lots and lots of lime.

So, naturally, Local Choice Lime Tequila is a go-to of ours whenever the mood for margs strikes.

What we especially love about this recipe?   It's quick and simple, the ingredient list is super short, and it's pretty darn tasty and refreshing. 

LC Margarita

Ingredients

Local Choice Lime Tequila

Limes

Simple syrup (or sugar to make your own, optional)

Salt (optional for rim)

Mix it all up...

1. Rim your glass with salt and lime zest*

2. Fill glass with ice (we prefer crushed)

3. Add 2 oz. Local Choice Lime Tequila to your glass (try to avoid the rim you crafted!), or add ingredients to shaker if preferred

4. Top off with freshly squeezed lime juice

5. Add a dash of simple syrup* to taste, and stir it all up

6. Optional, garnish with a wedge of lime


(*Scroll to the bottom for some tips and ideas)

 

And just like that, you're ready for a little margarita madness!

 

*Some tips:

Making your own simple syrup?  It's super easy and quick, and it can be used in lots of other recipes:

Add equal parts sugar and water (e.g. 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water) to a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.  For a richer flavor, use Demerara sugar.  Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a month.

 

Rimming the glasses:

If you're planning ahead and have time, chilling your glasses first will make this step a little easier.

 

For a salt and lime zest rim:

Mix equal parts kosher salt and lime zest on a small plate or wide, shallow bowl.

Take it to the next level:

Combine equal parts kosher salt and sugar (turbinado or superfine) with the lime zest for a savory sweet treat.

 

Once your coating is ready to go:

Moisten the rim of your glass with a wedge of lime, then twist the rim of your glass back and forth in the coating until it's covered to your preference. 

Alternatively:

You can dip your glass in a shallow bowl filled about 1/4 inch with lime juice (or even grenadine, or your favorite juice). Then dip your glass in the coating as above.

Because adding tequila is never a bad idea...

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