Friday, March 12, 2010

happy hour magic: classic margarita

Hip, hip, hooray! Right about now and with the weather acting up, it's happy hour time. We're painting a few rooms this evening and working on some home projects and shall I repeat myself, the weather is straight up nasty. So, with a drink in one hand and a paint brush in the other I tackle this evening with a warm, slightly intoxicated smile.

All I have this evening are two words...classic margarita! Here is the recipe for this timeless elixir (timeless in my opinion):

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

1.Squeeze about a Tablespoon of agave on a small plate.

2.Place a tablespoon or two of salt on another plate. Dip the rim of a glass in the agave (then dip your finger in the syrup and lick it...totally optional), then quickly dip it into the salt.

3.Combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake for 10 seconds.

4.Pour margarita into salt-rimmed glass and...salud amigos y amigas!

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