Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Iced margarita

This classic cocktail mix is served frozen, not unlike a snow cone — and very definitely one for adults!

* Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup gold tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. fine salt
  • 1 cup finely crushed ice
  • 1 slice lime, halved
Put 2 margarita glasses in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Mix the tequila and lime juice and place in the freezer.

Put the salt onto a shallow plate. When ready to serve, dip the rim of the chilled glasses in the salt (because the glasses are cold, the salt will stick to the rim).

Fill the glasses with the crushed ice and then pour in the tequila–lime juice mixture. Serve immediately with the piece of lime.

Variations:

  • Iced cranberry margarita
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the lime juice with cranberry juice.

  • Iced blood orange margarita
When preparing the basic recipe, replace the lime juice with blood orange juice.

  • Iced raspberry margarita
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the lime juice with strained raspberry purée. If you wish, replace the salt with superfine sugar.

  • Iced golden margarita
Prepare the basic recipe, adding 1/4 cup mango or papaya juice to the tequila and lime juice before freezing. If you wish, replace the salt with superfine sugar.

  • Iced coconut margarita
Prepare the basic recipe and add 1/4 cup coconut milk to the tequila and lime juice before freezing.