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Author Notes: My stepmom and my dad used to leave Laguna and drive down to Baja quite often. They would find a little town with a little hotel and restaurant(s) and just hang out for a couple of days. They would sit with the desert behind them and the sea in front, and drink these little drinks that are similar to but better than margaritas, served in small chilled glasses, the drink the color of fog.
There are two things this drink must have - very good silver tequila, and the liquor of Baja - Damiana - made from the desert herbs and flowers. —aargersi
- 2 jiggers silver tequila
- 1 jigger Damiana
- juice from one juicy lime or two less juicy ones
- a small squeeze of grapefruit juice - like a tablespoon
- optional salt
- Put you glasses in the freezer. Do this in advance (we just keep a shelf of glasses permanently in the freeze). If you want a salted rim, dip the edge of the glass in a bit of Damiana and then a touch of salt. Add 2 ice cubes to each glass.
- Fill a shaker with ice and the remaining ingredients and shake the heck out of them. Strain half into each glass. Be transported to a southern desert clime.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cocktail
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