Another classic from the wonderful Martha Stewart.
Traditionally made with tequila, orange-flavored liquor (such as Triple Sec or Cointreau), and lime juice, this well-loved cocktail can be served straight up, on the rocks, or as a slush. The rim of the glass may be dipped in lime juice and then in coarse salt. We add a splash of curaçao for color, then use thinly sliced star fruit as an untraditional, but attractive, garnish for this festive blue cocktail.
Yield: 2 6-ounce drinks
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 lime, cut into wedges
4 ounces tequila
1 ounce Triple Sec liquor
¼ cup fresh lime juice
2 ounces blue curaçao
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
2 ¼-inch slices of star fruit, for garnish
Step 1: Pour the kosher salt into a shallow dish big enough to incorporate the rim of the glass size you are using. Using 1 lime wedge per glass, rub the rim of each glass. Dip the rim of each glass in the salt and rotate gently in order to cover the rim evenly. Set glasses aside.
Step 2: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Place the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, blue curaçao, and sugar in the shaker, and shake hard for 30 seconds. Fill the prepared glasses with ice cubes. Strain the margarita into the glasses. Garnish each with a slice of star fruit or lime wedge.