6 Unusual Ingredients for Your Margarita
If you love margaritas as much as the average Parrothead, you're bound to create a little margarita bar for yourself and your guests. Every time people come over, you can whip them up everything from a classic frozen margarita with fresh lime juice to a rich chocolate one in your frozen concoction maker.
You may want to consider adding these different ingredients to your home bar. They'll allow you to dazzle your guests with bold and interesting margarita variations.
1. Real Agave Syrup
Tequila comes from the agave plant. This short, Mexican cactus doesn't just create a delicious liquor, it can also be made into a sweetener. Just like sugar, honey or simple syrup, which are commonly used in cocktails to cool down that bite, agave syrup can enrich any cocktail you make. So keep this in your home bar and use with your margaritas.
2. Flavored Salt
The salt on the rim of your glass is a fun touch. Not only is it aestheticly pleasing when you have company over, it also provides a much-needed burst of saltiness to the already complex sweet and sour drink.
However, rather than standard salt, why not try something different? There are smoky salt flavors. Spicy salts. Sweet salts. Enhance your drink-making abilities with one of these ingredients.
Fresh lime juice is an important ingredient in margaritas since they were first invented. However, if you're looking to switch it up, why not go with the lime's much larger cousin: Fresh-squeezed grapefruit - white or ruby red. The fruit will impart that same sour and tart flavor as lime does with a very different sweetness.
Lavender is a flower many people use for its calming aroma. However, you can actually use this flower in your margaritas as well. There are dozens of recipes which use this sweet and aromatic flower for a unique flavor that's truly relaxing. Keep some lavender near your bar. It'll look and smell great as well as be handy.
Yep, many people are actually using the superfood in their margaritas. Not only will it add a dark green hue to your cocktail, but it can give it a pleasant bitter flavor and even a few vitamins and minerals.
6. Something Spicy
From hot sauce to jalapeno peppers, spicy foods are great in a margarita. Keep a few of your favorites in your home bar so that you can make any of the hottest varieties of margarita out there.
Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.