Grilled Lime Margarita

Fire up the grill and let’s celebrate the warmer days with this delicious Grilled Lime Margarita.  I like to use the “3:2:1” ratio when I make my margaritas~  3 parts tequila, 2 parts lime juice, 1 part simple syrup and a splash of orange liqueur.  Like most of my recipes, this is a simple recipe but it has a twist that elevates it to the next level! Before juicing the limes, slice them in half and dip them in granulated sugar.  Place the limes, face down, on a hot grill and sear for approximately 5 minutes.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then juice as normal.  Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice.

Feeling salty?  Salt your rim with a Smoky Lime Salt.  Mix together 1 Tbs Mediterranean sea salt, 1 Tbs granulated sugar and the zest of 1 lime. I have a small jar of Alder Smoked Salt that I picked up in NYC the last time I was down there.  I added 1/2 tsp to the mix that played up the delicious grilled flavor. Cheers!