As a part of my Cinco de Mayo celebration, I made one of my favorite drinks i.e. Margarita. Who doesn’t like Margaritas anyway? There are many versions of Margaritas but my favorite one remains the classic Lime Margarita.
It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, I think only 3 ingredients (Tequila, Orange Liquor and lime juice) are used. However, in my version, I add sugar syrup because few years ago I went to a lounge-bar with some friends and I had a Lime Margarita who tasted like heaven. So I asked the bartender what he put in it. And I was actually surprised to find out that he added sugar syrup with a mint flavor in his Margarita. When I went back home, I tried to add syrup in my recipe and it turned out good. Not as good as the one at the bar, but it was good.
Prep: 10 min Cook: w/o 6 Servings
1/3 cup of Tequila
1 cup of freshly pressed Lime juice
1/8 cup of Orange liquor
Lime zest of 1 or 2 lime(s)
1/4 cup of Salt
1 cup of Sugar (for the Syrup)
1 cup of Water (for the Syrup)
2 leaves of mint (for the Syrup but it’s optional)
1. For the sugar syrup, in a saucepan, pour 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup of water. Over medium heat, bring it to a boil until sugar has completely dissolved. Let the syrup be infused with the mint leaves. Remove it from the heat and let it chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
2. Press the rim of glasses into a lime zest and salt mixture. And let them chilled in the fridge.
3. Fill a pitcher with tequila, lime juice, orange liquor (I used Cointreau), and sugar syrup. Stir and let it chill in the fridge until the moment to serve it.
Take the chilled glasses out of the fridge, fill them with crushed ice. Then pour the Margarita in the glasses. Et voilà!