When you pour the wine into your margarita, you not only make a beautiful cocktail but also a delicious drink.
Servings 2 cocktails
- 4 ounces tequila Patron silver or the best you can afford
- 2 ounces Cointreau or triple sec
- 4 ounces lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 2 ounces red wine 1 ounce per drink
- 2 lime wheels
- salt for glass rims
Salt rims of glasses - see notes
Fill cocktail shaker ½ way with ice
Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup
Cover shaker and shake for 15 seconds
Add extra ice to glasses. Strain and divide liquid between the two glasses
Add wine to each glass and place one wheel on the side of each glass
How Do You Salt the Rims of the Glasses?
Wet the rim of the glasses with some lime juice, pour some kosher salt on a plate and dip the rim in the salt. Keep the glass upside down for a moment and shake the glass a little before placing it right side up. You don’t want the salt from the rim to fall into the glass as it makes the cocktail salty.
Tips on making this drink:
- Use the BEST ingredients you can afford, but just know that using premium ingredients equal a more delicious drink
- Always make your own sweet and sour mix. I prefer a 2:1 ratio, so two parts sour to one part sweet. Start there and if you decide you want it sweeter, add a bit more simple syrup
- Salt the rim, but don’t overdo it! Sometimes, after I salt the rim, I take my finger and clear a spot so if someone doesn’t want to taste the salt they can use that spot to sip
- Do NOT pour the liquid in such a way that it hits the salt. You do not want the salt washed into the cocktail
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.2mg