Nothing says badass than a refreshing sweet, sour and salty margarita. Traditional or with a twist.

Nothing says badass than a refreshing sweet, sour and salty margarita. It pairs perfectly with a big bowl of chips and salsa and spicy southwest fare. I love my margaritas bruised on the rocks with salt on the rim.  What’s bruised, you ask? Well that means the cocktail is shaken extra hard with ice. So hard, in fact, there is a thin layer of ice crystals on the top of the drink after it is poured into the glass. Ice cold and frosty… yum!

Magic Margarita Recipie

2oz Tequila
1oz Cointreau
1oz Fresh Lime Juice
Agave Syrup to taste
1/2 Cup Crushed Ice

In the glass of a Boston shaker, add ice, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave. (This recipe is super strong and doesn’t mess around, so if you aren’t one for a punch in the face, cut the strength by adding a little water or lemon-lime soda.) Cover with metal cup of shaker until sealed and turn shaker metal side down. Shake up and down with vigor until ice is bruised.

Release the suction on the shaker by bumping the glass side with the heel of your hand. Remove glass and pour cocktail into salt-rimmed margarita glass.

Salt Rimmed Glass

You’ll need:

Margarita or Kosher Salt
Lime juice or Agave Syrup

On a small plate, pour a layer of salt, concentrated around the edges (approximate size the glass you are rimming). On a second plate, pour a layer of lime juice or agave syrup. Dip the margarita glass in the lime or agave, then dip it in the salt.

Flavor Variations

Want to try a different flavor? Try switching out Cointreau for your favorite flavored liqueur. Alternatively, use other fresh juices instead of lime.

About the Author

Kathy Rasmussen is the Cofounder and Artistic Director of Badassery Magazine and Cohost of Badassery Podcast. She’s passionate about giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to follow their dreams and live a life of happiness and purpose.






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