Cocktail Party

Purista Margarita From Gracias Madre

August 18, 2022
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Photo by Gracias Madre
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • makes 2 cocktails
Author Notes

To hear more from Maxwell Reis, beverage director at L.A.'s Gracias Madre, check out this week's episode our podcast, Play Me a Recipe.

What You'll Need
  • Chile Salt & Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Cocktails
  • 4 ounces blanco tequila or mezcal
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce agave syrup
  • Chile salt
  • Lime peel or jalapeño slice, for the rim
  1. Make the chile salt: In a small jar, add the salt and chipotle powder. Store covered for up to 1 month.
  2. Make the agave syrup: In a medium jar, add the agave and water and stir until the agave has dissolved into the water. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  3. Make the cocktails: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the tequila, bitters, lime juice, and 3/4 ounce of the agave syrup. Shake well. Dip two rocks glasses in the chile salt and add ice. Strain the tequila mixture over the ice and garnish with a lime peel or jalapeño.

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