Raise A Salt-Rimmed Glass On Margarita Day

Feb 20, 2016
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The Margarita is one of the world’s most popular drinks and it even has its very own holiday. Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22 and you can pay tribute to the special occasion with La Puebla Margarita. Created by Los Angeles mixologist Jason Bran, this grapefruit and raspberry infused margarita combines tequila with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s made with Tequila Don Julio and garnished with vanilla infused sea salt. More than just decorative, the sea salt serves as a balance between the tartness of the cocktail and its sweetness.

Preparation time: 35 min
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 
    Oz. Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • Oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 
    Oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 
    Oz. raspberry agave syrup
  • Vanilla infused Maldon sea salt
  • Soda water
  • Grapefruit peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make Raspberry Agave Syrup:
    Combine 16 oz. filtered water, 16 oz. agave and 16 oz. fresh organic raspberries in a pot and heat on low until desired flavor is reached (about 30 minutes). Strain through a fine strainer and allow to cool.

  2. To make Vanilla infused Maldon Sea Salt:
    Mix 2 vanilla beans with 8.5 oz Maldon Sea Salt in an airtight container and let sit in a cool dry place for a minimum of three days.

  3. To make the Cocktail:
    Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and raspberry agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

  4. Strain contents into a rocks glass over ice.

  5. Top with soda water.

  6. Garnish with a pinch of vanilla infused Maldon sea salt and a grapefruit peel. Serve in a rocks glass.

    Recipe & photo courtesy of Tequila Don Julio.

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