Now that we're finally settled in our bigger, better apartment, I've been able to invest in something I've wanted for a long time: a bar cart!
Over the last few weeks I've been slowly gathering in all the basic liquors, bitters, and tools I need to become an at-home mixologist. I don't know what it's like in other cities, but the average cocktail in Toronto can cost $12-$15 in a restaurant, so it's nice to be able to whip up something equally tasty at home and on the cheap.
With my personal bar now decently stocked, the first thing I learned to pour is my new favourite summer drink: The Classic Margarita.
All you need for this refreshing (and boozy) cocktail is:
- 2oz White Tequila
- 1 oz Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
- 1 fresh lime
Run a wedge of lime along the rim of your glass and coat it in salt. (The lime is what makes the salt stick to the glass). Into your cocktail shaker add the tequila, triple sec, and the juice of 1 lime. Shake with ice until cold. Strain and pour into your salted glass. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge.
This recipe makes for a pretty strong cocktail, especially if your limes are small and don't give a lot of juice. If you like your drinks less obviously boozy, just add a little more lime juice.