Margarita Bar

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min

Yield:
4 drinks
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • Original margarita:
  • 3 parts white tequila
  • 2 parts Triple Sec
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Simple syrup:
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part sugar
  • Lime salt:
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 limes, zested
  • Margarita bar:
  • Original margarita, in pitchers
  • Buckets of ice and shakers
  • Pineapple-Jalapeno base for margarita, recipe follows
  • Strawberry base for margarita, recipe follows
  • Lime-Ginger base for margarita, recipe follows
  • Simple syrup, poured on a plate to dip glass in
  • Lime salt
  • For the original margarita:
  • Pineapple-Jalapeno:
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 fresh seeded jalapeno
  • 2 cups simple syrup
  • Strawberry:
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups simple syrup
  • Lime-Ginger:
  • 2 cups simple syrup
  • 2 limes
  • 6 slices fresh ginger
Directions
For the original margarita:

Ratio for any volume of margarita: 3:2:1 = 3 parts tequila: 2 parts Triple Sec, 1 part lime juice. Place whichever amount you choose, depending upon your guests, into a large pitcher.

For the simple syrup:

Simmer water and sugar over high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved then chill.

For the lime salt:

Combine the salt and lime zest with a mortar and pestle. Set in a plate to dip your glass in.

For the margarita bar:

Have buckets if ice and shakers set up around the margarita pitchers.

Fill glasses with ice, original margarita and flavor profiles, if desired.

Dip the rims of the glasses into the simple syrup then into the lime-salt so the salt sticks to the rim of the glass.

Pour the mixed drink into your salted glass and enjoy.

Pineapple-Jalapeno:

In a blender, combine fresh pineapple chunks with seeded jalapeno and simple syrup together until you have a nice yellow puree. Add, to taste, to original margarita.

Strawberry:

Puree strawberries in a blender with simple syrup until you have a bright pink puree. Add, to taste, to original margarita.

Lime-Ginger:

Simmer simple syrup with ginger slices and finish with fresh lime juice then cool and set in refrigerator overnight to infuse ginger flavor. Add slices of fresh lime just before serving. Add, to taste, to original margarita.


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