If life gives you limes, make margaritas.
– Jimmy Buffett
Freshly squeezed lime juice is the key ingredient to a good margarita. Nothing beats the taste of the fresh lime, and here in the tropics I have easy access to limes most of the time. Hence a lot of the cocktails I make for sundowners have the zesty, fresh flavour of lime in them. It’s a great source of vitamin c, and does therefore keep the scurvy at bay…. well that’s what I tell myself anyway!
For my classic margarita I use…
2 parts Tequila
2 parts cointreau
1 part fresh lime
To make the margarita …
I dip the rim of my serving glasses into a little lime juice and then dip it into salt.
I add some roughly crushed ice cubes to my prepared glasses.
In a cocktail shaker, I shake the first three ingredients with a couple of ice cubes until well shaken.
I then pour the delicious concoction into my prepared glass.
Now all I need to complete the picture is my hammock, the shade of a couple of coconut trees and a good book to read. Ahh, paradise!
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