classic margarita II

January 8th, 2010

Hip hip hooray! It’s happy hour! I had to make this years inaugural happy hour my all-time favorite drink, a margarita. I’ve made many margaritas and drank many more, so when I happened to imbibe one with an agave syrup and salt coated rim, I considered it an evolution of the already-perfect cocktail. Try it out and I think you’ll agree.


classic margarita with salted agave rim

1 1/2 oz 100% agave tequila
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
agave syrup
kosher salt

Squeeze about a Tablespoon of agave on a small plate.
Place a tablespoon or two of salt on another plate. Dip the rim of a glass in the agave, then quickly dip it into the salt.
Combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.
Pour margarita into salt-rimmed glass and enjoy!

Comments: 3 Total

  1. DailyChef

    January 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    So perfect on a Friday. Can’t wait until happy hour! I’ve never had a margarita with agave syrup before, and hope to remedy that soon…

  2. Sylvie

    January 9, 2010 at 7:06 am

    That looks like happy hour indeed!

  3. Murphy

    January 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Brilliant. This is exactly the recipe I use but I have never had the agave+salt rim. It is now on my to-do list. Kudos for your simple tastes.

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