Six Ways with Margaritas
A margarita is one of my favorite summertime drinks. Brightly hued like sunshine from the tequila and lime, it’s refreshing but also feels a little wild. It is like summer in a glass.
The classic combination for this drink is tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. And for me, always on the rocks and with a salted rim. Restaurants and bars have endless variations on the classic Margarita, and I thought it would be fun to play with a few of my own. Six to be exact.
I must state straight up that I make no claim to be a mixologist. We have only a few favorite mixed drinks that we make at home on occasion, so this is a fairly new endeavor for me. I started with the classic formula and played with adding in other flavors that seemed to be a logical fit. I found these variations to be very tasty and I hope that you will too!
The first of the six is this Black & Blue Margarita!
The black in this Margarita comes from Hawaiian Black Sea Salt on the rim, courtesy of SeasonWithSpice.com.
It does not have a discernibly different taste than regular salt, and really is meant for dishes where it can wow one visually! I think it gives a dramatic touch, especially in contrast with the blue…
The blue in the drink is Blue Curaçao, a sweet and mildly orange liquor. I use it in place of the Triple Sec and it gives a lovely blue tint to the drink. I found that a generous dash of lime juice gave it a nice balance between the sweet and sour.
And there it is! Blue as a warm, tropical sea with a dash of darkness.
Here are some other fun margaritas for you to try:
- Fuzzy Margarita
- Chocolate Margarita
- Grilled Pineapple Margarita
- Thai One On Margarita
- Lemon Drop Margarita
Black & Blue Margarita
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 1 TB fresh lime juice
- Ice cubes
- Black sea salt
- Spread the black salt in a layer in a flat dish. Dip the rim of a Margarita glass in water, then in the black salt.
- Add 2-3 ice cubes to the glass.
- In a separate container, combine the tequila, Blue Curacao and lime juice. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture over the ice, taking care not to disturb the salt. Serve immediately.
*This is a new feature that I will share each month, named Six of One! Since I’m Hungry Enough To Eat Six I figured I would share six things to be hungry for. It may be six ways to use an ingredient, six variations on a favorite dish, or perhaps six ways to use a particular kitchen gadget.