Monday, January 23, 2017

Flaming Margarita

There's a restaurant in Hollywood that's famous for their Flaming Margaritas. We've been there with our son. It makes a great presentation at table side. It's has the WOW factor. They serve it with a Flaming Lemon Disc but in Texas, I use Lime.



This is also a great, simple Margarita recipe. While there are many varieties of Margaritas, sometimes the original is the best. I have many on the Blog, but this is the basic recipe.





This makes 1 Margarita.

Here's what you'll need:
A Cocktail Shaker
A Rocks Glass
Matches or a Long Utility Lighter

1 1/2 oz. Gold Tequila + additional for Flaming.
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice + additional for garnish.
3/4 oz. Triple Sec
Ice Cubes
1 Lime for Garnish and Flaming
Coarse Salt

Moisten the Rim of the Glass with some of the additional Fresh Lime Juice.
Hold the Glass, inverted, in your hand and sprinkle the rim with Salt. (this keeps it out of the drink.)

In a Cocktail Shaker:
Ice Cubes (just enough to fill the Glass)
Tequila
The Fresh Lime Juice
Triple Sec
Cover and Shake well.
Strain into the Glass and add the Ice.

Flaming Lime Disc for Garnish:
Cut the Lime in Half.
Scoop out 1 Half and Wedge the other Half.
Cut a Disc from the Scooped out Half.
Float it on top of the Drink.
Add some additional Alcohol.
Place 1 Wedge on the Rim.

To Serve:
Light the Disc with a Match or Long Utility Lighter.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!



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