Ritz Carlton Margarita

The chef of the Ritz-Carlton Cancun has devised this authentic margarita recipe for guests of the luxury resort – and where better to sip the tasty tequila treat than in Mexico? But in case you can’t make it there in person, you can whip one up right at home with this original recipe.

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups Tequila Reposado
1/4-cup orange liqueur
3/4-cup water
3/4-cup Fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest, finely grated
2/3-cup sugar

(For Rim of Glass)

1/4-cup course sea salt
1 lime wedges per glass

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a blender with ice, except limes and salt. Spread the salt on a shallow dish, rub the rims of four margarita glasses with the cut side of a lime wedge, then dip each glass rim into the salt. Shake off the excess. Add margarita mixture to glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.