Just in time for Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day or Mardi Gras, how about a recipe for Skinny Margaritas? I know. Posting a cocktail on Monday? Oh well.. I love this recipe with all the fresh lime and orange juice, using the IMUSA Citrus Juicer.One of the earliest stories of the first margarita ever is that it was invented in 1938 at the Rancho La Gloria Hotel, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, by Carlos “Danny” Herrera. It’s definitely one of my favorite cocktails!
Kosher salt or coarsely ground sea salt
2 ounces (1/4 cup) silver tequila
11/2 ounces (3 tablespoons/about 11/2 small limes) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons/about 1/2 of a medium orange) fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon light agave nectar
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish
1. Pour a layer of salt onto a small plate (preferably one just slightly larger than the top of your margarita glass). Slice off a small piece of lime and run the wet edge of the slice along half of the rim of your glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt at a 45 degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.
2. Use an IMUSA lime squeezer to extract the juice of about 11/2 limes. Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and agave nectar. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.