At any given time you can look on a calendar and find a National holiday of some kind, it’s a little hard to keep up. For instance, did you know that February 22nd is National Margarita Day? That’s today!
I didn’t know a thing about it until I saw this Grilled Lime and Smoked Salt Margarita on Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen. Once I did, I knew I had to make a margarita and share it with you. Margarita’s are my jam.
They are my cocktail of choice, and while I don’t make them all the time when I do, I go all-out.
Since deciding to do this post was a bit spontaneous, I didn’t shop for margarita ingredients beforehand. I decided to use what was readily available to me in my pantry.
Nosing around I found a bottle of Avión Silver Tequila and Avión Reposado Tequlia, both perfect for making a margarita. I also discovered a bottle of organic light agave syrup, which complements the tequila deliciously.
Next, I went looking for limes, but I came up empty-handed. It started to look as if no margaritas were to be had, but then I stumbled upon a bag of clementines and two lemons. Success!
I could work with these ingredients.
My favorite margaritas have three ingredients: tequila, agave, and lime juice. I haven’t tried to make a margarita from a clementine before, but I figured it would be somewhat similar.
I juiced up the oranges and the lemons, added a bit of agave to sweeten the sour, and dumped some tequila in it. I played around with the ratio of tequila to juice, and though I’ve hit upon the perfect mix.
Then again, I started “testing” ratios this afternoon in my sun-filled kitchen on an empty stomach, so it’s anyone’s guess if I wrote down the recipe right ;)
I’m kidding. Mostly.
This cocktail was yummy. I may or may not have (but definitely did) texted my wife to tell her that my job was better than hers, along with a snapshot of my mostly gone margarita.
(I’m sure she thought it was as funny as I did.)
I don’t care for salt on my margarita thank-you-very-much, but sometimes I do like sugar. I thought that a little salted sugar would go good with the lemon/orange combo and so I mixed up a little pink Himalayan salt and sugar mix to rim the glasses.
I used a 3 to 1 ratio of sugar to salt, but you can change it up based on your preferences.
Now, let’s mix up a margarita!