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Classic Lime Margarita with Vanilla Salt

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Yield 1 cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Slice a wedge of lime and rim glass.
  2. Lightly dip into the vanilla salt and twist. Gentle shake off excess. Set aside.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Cover. Shake until your arm hurts (about 20 seconds.)
  4. Fill prepared glasses with fresh ice. Strain margaritas over ice.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel or wedge. Bottoms up!

Notes

To make vanilla salt: Slice a vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds with a spoon or pairing knife. Place in a mason jar, along with the bean, and 1/2 C Maldón sea salt. Cover. Shake. Let sit for 12 hours to a full week. The longer it sits, the more intense the vanilla flavour will be. Use within 1 month.

To make simple syrup: Place 1 C water and 1 C white sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Stir regularly until warmed through and sugar has dissolved. Cool completely before using. Store in fridge and use within 2 weeks.

Recipe by She Eats at https://sheeats.ca/2018/02/national-margarita-day-classic-lime-margarita-vanilla-salt/