Sweet and Spicy Margarita with a Fusion® Lemon Twist Salt Rim

Isn’t every season margarita season? The beauty of this handcrafted cocktail is that every aspect is completely customizable. While the preparation is quick, it’s the little details that make this perfectly composed beverage. Add the perfect kiss of sweetness from fresh strawberries, an unexpected twist from muddled jalapeños and the perfect amount of tequila to encourage your guests to gulp. We enjoy with a tangy tart Fusion® Lemon Twist Salt rim. Happy taste testing!

Key Ingredient(s)

Fusion® Lemon Twist Salt

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 jalapeño slices
  • 1½ ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave nectar or simple syrup
  • Lime wedges for rimming and garnish
  • Fusion® Lemon Twist Salt for rimming the glasses

Directions

  1. Muddle the lime juice, strawberries, jalapeño, and ice in a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a bartending muddler, try using the flat end of a wooden spoon handle.
  2. Refill the shaker with ice and add tequila, orange liqueur, and agave nectar/simple sugar. Shake vigorously for several seconds to mix and chill all the ingredients.
  3. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Tip the glass on its side holding it parallel to the plate of Lemon Twist Salt. Coat the outside edge of the rim with salt. You want to keep the salt out of the top and inside of the glass to avoid the salt falling into the drink, causing a salty mess. Each sip should start with salt on the lips and tongue that the margarita washes away.
  4. Serve either strained or on ice as desired. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!

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