National Margarita Day

MargaritaThere’s a day for everything, and today is National Margarita Day.

I fully support this day. Want to support it? Make a margarita. I wrote about them last year during my soon-to-return Cocktail Hour series, and here’s the recipe. If you want more background on the ‘rita, check out my post.

A Real Margarita

First, chill a cocktail or Margarita glass (I scored a couple at Goodwill) with ice.  Then, pour some Kosher salt on a small plate.  Next, just before shaking your cocktail, run a wedge of lime around the glass to moisten the rim, and dip the glass into the salt on the plate so you get a salted rim.  You don’t need special salt, you don’t need a contraption to do it– plate + kosher salt is just fine.

Next, over ice in a shaker, combine:

1.5 oz tequila

1 oz triple sec

3/4 oz lime juice

Shake well, and strain into a salt-rimmed glass.