Thirsty Thursday: A Drink for Margarita March
It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.
Step into spring with a margarita before March is over, because we need to celebrate the alliteration that keeps us drinking: Margarita March. Since you can’t go wrong with a classic margarita, we’re going for Rick Bayless' refreshing Top-of-the-Line Margarita. He ditches the sugary mix for orange liqueur and fresh lime juice to give this cocktail a well-balanced sweetness that doesn’t make you pucker. Just shake in some tequila, then pour it into cocktail glasses rimmed with flaky salt and celebrate Margarita March Madness.
- Lime wedges
- Coarse salt
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, about 1 large lime
- 1/4 cup silver 100 percent agave tequila
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 1/2 cup coarsely cracked ice cubes
Rub the rims of 2 martini glasses with a lime wedge, then dip the rims in a dish of course salt. Refrigerate the glasses if desired. In a shaker, combine the lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Add ice and shake 10 to 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glasses.
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