It is said that we eat with our eyes first but I think we also drink with our eyes. And there's something about a crisp blue cocktail served in an old fashioned mason jar on a warm spring day that just begs for a sip. And when that blue drink is a margarita and the occasion is Cinco De Mayo it's time to drink up!
The classic margarita is made with orange liqueur, most commonly triple sec. Blue curacao is also an orange liqueur and thus, blue margaritas have long been around. We find the flavor of the blue a little more bitter so we've balanced the drink by using half blue curacao and half triple sec. Add in the requisite fresh lime juice, a bit of simple syrup and the unique flavor punch of sea salt and this drink is lip-smacking good. Cheers!
2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz. Triple sec
1 oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Simple syrup
Prepare a mason jar or margarita glass by rubbing the rim with a cut lime and then dipping the glass into a shallow dish of sea salt until the rim is coated. Place the glass in the freezer for a few minutes to chill. Combine all in the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Pour into the chilled glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.