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Summer makes me want to drink margaritas. There – I’ve said it. Sometimes (oftentimes) margaritas, especially in New York City, are teeth-hurtingly-sweet calorie bombs made with low-tier tequila. Let’s eradicate that from our vernacular. Beyond that, let’s see if we can’t re-vamp the STRAWBERRY margarita, the even more maligned sibling of the regular margarita, a sorority girl special, a bridesmaid’s best Becky.
Today the Gentleman Caller is serving you a Strawberry Marga-tini with no risk of making you have flashbacks from your pledge period.
Here’s what you need:
- martini glass, in the freezer
- 2 oz of decent reposado tequila (the kind that looks like tea)
- 1 oz triple sec
- 2 oz strawberry nectar
- juice of half a lime
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp citric acid
In a bowl or shallow plate combine citric acid and salt.
This is creating a reminiscent thing for me. In Alvin, TX where I grew up there are a lot of Mexicans. They always used to eat this weird salt/limon stuff in little packets. I was given one in 2nd grade and I was hooked.
Do you remember these things? Anyway, back on task.
Cut the lime. Rim the glass with lime juice, then with the salt/citric acid mixture.
Put ice in the shaker. Add all the remaining ingredients: lime juice, strawberry nectar, tequila, triple sec. Shake it shake it shake it! (see video!)
Pour and enjoy.
You’re gonna thank me for this one. Olé.
The Gentleman Caller