classic margarita II
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
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!