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Cocktail Hour: Classic Margarita

Margaritas are my go to cocktail choice. I love the combination of zesty flavours paired with the salty rim of the glass. To me this citrusy sip is sunshine in liquid form. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a health drink but margaritas are a good source of vitamin C and unlike some other tipples, don’t contain excessive empty calories (provided you don’t make yours super sweet). Tequila contains around 60 calories per shot, compared to potentially over 160 in a glass of white wine. 100% agave tequila is associated with fewer hangovers due to its purity and low sugar content. If I’ve sold you on a pitcher then read on for my recipe:

Ingredients

For each cocktail:

  • 40ml 100% Agave Tequila
  • 20ml Triple Sec
  • Juice of 1 freshly squeezed Lime
  • Agave Nectar to taste (if desired)
  • Salt/Sugar for the rim of the glasses
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges to garnish

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker and Strainer
  • Mini Measuring Beaker Jug
  • Lemon Reamer
  • Ice Cube Tray

Method

1. Squeeze the juice from the desired number of limes:

2. Dip the rim of each glass into a shallow bowl containing tequila and then into a shallow bowl of salt (alternatively use sugar for a sweeter drinking experience):

3. Into your cocktail shaker (alternatively you can use a mason jar) and pour in 40ml tequila, 20ml triple sec, the juice of one lime and agave syrup according to personal preference (I prefer no syrup and my boyfriend likes tons!!) Add ice and shake:

4. Strain into your glass and add a lime wedge to garnish if desired:

5. Enjoy!!

Top Tip

Pour any left over lime juice into an ice cube tray. You can the pop these into soft drinks to give them a zesty kick or just defrost for your next round of margaritas!!

Do you have a favourite cocktail?

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