Friday, May 9, 2014

the sotg margarita

Since almost no one reads this blog, and CERTAINLY NO PLAGIARISTS, I feel pretty safe in posting my submission for the SOTG drink-inventing competition. ;o)

The SOTG Margarita
In honor of Texas, Mexican restaurants, and the color scheme of the book cover.
(I bet you didn't even notice these pictures aren't identical.)

margarita salt (or kosher salt, or flaky sea salt)
zest from 1/2 an orange
1 oz gold tequila
1 oz Hpnotiq OR blue curaçao (I am 100% certain that blue curaçao would make it more authentic, margarita-wise, but the Navy Exchange didn't carry it, and it's the biggest liquor store on the island. So mine is made with Hpnotiq, which was the only blue liqueur they had. Sad. It still tasted good, though.)
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
orange wedge, for garnish

Combine the orange zest with the margarita salt, and spread out on a plate. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with an orange wedge, then dip in the zest/salt mixture to coat the rim. Combine the tequila, Hpnotiq/curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until blended. Place a few ice cubes in the prepared margarita glass, then strain the drink into the glass. Add orange wedge and enjoy!

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