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  • Summer

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Knife
    • Muddler
    • Bar spoon
    • Citrus press
    • Cocktail glass

    Watermelon Margarita

    Brings together cocktail and picnic traditions.

    • 4 watermelon cubes (1–inch) (seeds removed)
    • Juice of 1/2 a pressed lime
    • 1 1/2 ounces Fresh Sour
    • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
    • 1/2 ounce triple sec
    • Watermelon wedge (for garnish)

    RIM INGREDIENTS

    • 4 bar spoons super fine sugar
    • 1 bar spoon sea salt
    • 1 bar spoon pink peppercorns (crushed)
    • Lime wedge

    In mixing glass, muddle watermelon cubes and lime juice. Add Fresh Sour, tequila, and triple sec. Add ice to tin. Shake all ingredients well. Strain into rimmed cocktail glass.

    Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

    RIM INGREDIENTS

    to rim the glass:On a small plate, measure sugar, sea salt, and crushed pink peppercorns. Stir gently. Rim the outside top of the glass with a lime wedge. Roll the outside lip of the glass in the sugar mixture. Set aside.

    The Margarita is surrounded by many stories, and no one is certain who created this cocktail. Credit could go to a Mexico City socialite named Margarita, who charged her bartender with making a signature cocktail appropriate for her many parties. Another bit of lore surrounding this blend of tequila and triple sec names Pancho Morales of Tommy’s Place in Juarez, Mexico, as the drink’s creator. According to that story, a woman ordered a Magnolia cocktail, which is made with brandy, triple sec, and champagne. Pancho could not recall the Magnolia’s ingredients, so he improvised, and the Margarita was born. Whichever story is true, one thing is for sure—the Margarita is America’s best-selling cocktail.

    Summer

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Knife
    • Muddler
    • Bar spoon
    • Citrus press
    • Cocktail glass

Copyright © 2008, 2014 by Bridget Albert, Mary Barranco All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without express written permission from the publisher. Cocktail photographs copyright © 2008 by Tim Turner. Author photographs by Larry Fox.

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