May long weekend always feels like the beginning of summer to me.
It is the start of sunny days, warm nights, beaches, BBQ's, flip flops, sunglasses and cocktails!
I decided that from now until September instead of a Friday Favourite Thing I am going to post a cool and refreshing summer cocktail!
I decided to start with one of my all-time favourites, the classic Margarita.
Now, I am pretty particular about my margaritas. They have to be on the rocks, they need salt and they must have freshly squeezed lime juice.
I hate when you order a margarita and it comes to the table glowing green, that lime mix is gross!
Here is what you need,
1½ oz. Tequila
½ oz. Cointreau
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp. super fine sugar (optional)
5-6 large ice cubes
In a cocktail shaker add the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and sugar.
Add the ice and shake for 20 seconds.
(You can add as little or as much sugar as you like, 1 tablespoon is the perfect amount for me!)
Rub a small piece of lime around the rim of a glass. Pour some salt into a shallow bowl and dip the rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
Pour the margarita with the ice into the glass, garnish with a slice of lime.
So grab a pair of sunglasses and a lawn chair and head outside to sit in the sun and enjoy your Margarita!
Happy beginning of summer everyone‼