Summer is in full swing here on Chincoteague Island, officially. During the week the boys and I spend alot of time in the pool, or at the beach…but on the weekends we’re usually found on the boat. With the 4th of July weekend upon us, I thought it appropriate to share this mermaid-inspired margarita.
Mermaids happen to be crazy popular right now. But for a girl who’s had saltwater running through her veins since birth – I’ve always felt a kindship to them. Even more so now that I’ve gotten into sea-glassing and beachcombing. I can’t help but feel like those salty sirens sent up those pieces from the depths just for me to find…
Incidentally, I’ve always felt a kinship to tequila too. So, it was only natural to combine those two things here on the blog eventually. Fresh margarita mix, combined with tequila and triple sec, and the addition of Blue Curacao to give it it’s signature blue hue. Don’t be lazy and buy the store-bought mixer, it takes all of three minutes to make your own. And once you do, you’ll never go back. Trust me.
I did a sugar-salt combination on the rim, I love the salty/sweet combo – much like the attitudes of my homegirls under the waves. Added some fresh lime zest too, loved the pop of color and flavor that it lent.
Garnished with a lime wedge skewered onto a dinglehopper , it’s a cocktail that I’d be proud to serve to any mermaid. Maybe I’ll come across one in our boat journeys this weekend…will make sure to have all the ingredients on hand, just in case one shows up.
1 cup margarita mix
1/3 cup Triple Sec
3/4 cup tequila
1/3 cup Blue Curacao
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 lime, zested then sliced
Make the salty-sweet rim by combining sugar, salt, and lime zest on a small plate. Mix well usinig a fork, and set aside.
In a large pitcher combine the margarita mix, Triple Sec, tequila, and Blue Caraco. Mix to combine.
To prepare the glasses, wet the rim of a glass using a lime wedge. Dip the rim into the sugar-salt combo.
Fill glasses with ice, and then the margarita mixture.
Skewer a lime wedge onto your dinglehopper (if desired) and stick it into the margarita for garnish.
Makes about 4 margaritas.