Saturday, May 5, 2018

LaraThalice House Margaritas

Classic Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Well, I've finally done it. I've decided to share my most prized recipe - my margarita. And the funny thing is, there's really no secret to the secret.
limes waiting to be a margaritaMaybe the trick is the pure, quality ingredients - no mixes, no bottled lime juice, no cheapies (I mean, I do have to mention that when I was young and a wild wildebeest, I used to throw large marg parties, and I would slip in a good ol' $7 bottle of triple sec, which produced the same, pleased, warm grins, so...) but, if you aren't throwin' a stavah, let's splurge a bit.
juiced limes
I think the real secret is in the song-sauce...yup, that's right. I have a Spotify playlist called "Sip Margaritas and Listen." When you pair this playlist with my margaritas, I believe something magical happens.
Classic Margarita for Cinco de MayoSo there you have it, mis amigos. Homemade pasta in Italy is bound to taste better than homemade pasta anywhere else. A fresh piña colada in Puerto Rico on the beach doesn't quite compare to the SAME exact recipe made at home on a winter's just fact. It's all about the ambiance! So, if you can't enjoy this recipe on a balcony overlooking the water in Mexico, you might as well whip it up to some tunes that put you there, mentally.
Classic Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

¡Now, go sip margaritas and listen!

P.S. - I have made this playlist public, if you are interested in following, as I like to add to it when I hear a perfect contender.

LaraThalice House Margaritas
serves: 2-4 (depending on your level of crazy) prep time: 5 min
  • 4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes, if they're juicy) 
  • 4 oz (good...don't deny yourself) silver tequila 
  • 4 oz cointreau 
  • 1 T fine sea salt 
  • 1 T sugar 
  • 12 ice cubes (I really am serious. We don't dilute here. 3 cubes per glass.) 
  • Extra lime wedges or pinwheels for garnish
  • Handy Kitchen Tool: Citrus Juicer (you'll never look back)
squeezing limes for margaritas
Put the lime juice, tequila, and cointreau into a large mason jar.

shaking the margarita
Shake that babeh. Chill.

salting the rim of the margarita
Pour the salt and sugar onto a shallow dish. Stir to combine. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass and dip into the salt/sugar mix.

salting the rim of the margarita

salted rim of a margarita

pouring a Classic Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Plop THREE cubes into each glass. Pour your poison.

Classic Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

Cut a slit in the extra lime wedges or wheels and slip one onto each glass rim.

Classic Margarita & limes for Cinco de Mayo

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