Try this stunning and tasty twist on a classic margarita, made with a beautiful blue liquor!
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A margarita is one of my favorite summertime drinks. A bright, citrusy drink: it’s refreshing and feels a little wild… just like summertime. Summertime in a glass.
The classic mix for a margarita is tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. And for me, always on the rocks and with a salted rim. Go to any restaurant or bar and you’ll likely see endless variations on the classic Margarita. And I thought it would be fun to play with a few of my own.
I make no claim to be a mixologist. We have only a few mixed drinks that we occasionally make at home. For margarita play I start with the classic formula and added in other flavors that seemed to be a logical fit.
Take for example, this Black & Blue Margarita! The “black” is the Hawaiian black sea salt on the rim. It does not have a discernibly different taste than regular salt, but visually it’s really striking on the rim! And an especially nice look with the “blue”, which is the sweet and mildly orange liquor Blue Curaçao. This is used in place of the usual Triple Sec, but there is still a generous dash of lime juice to balance the sweet and sour.
And that’s your Black & Blue Margarita! Blue like a warm, tropical sea with a dash of black like a storm cloud rolling in on the horizon. Ahhhh……
The recipe is below and here are other fun margaritas that you must try:
Black & Blue Margarita
- Black sea salt
- Ice cubes
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces Blue Curaçao
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Spread the black salt in a layer in a flat dish. Pour some water in another flat dish just deep enough for the rims of the glasses. Dip the rims first in the water and then in the black salt, turning to coat the entire rims.
- Add 2-3 ice cubes to each glass.
- Combine the tequila, Blue Curacao and lime juice in a blender or in a covered mason jar that you can shake, shake, shake. Pour the mixture carefully over the ice so the salted rims stay intact. Serve the drinks immediately.