Cocktails

5 ingredient Margarita (The Perfect Margarita) Closing Cocktail

Tonight’s Closing Cocktail is the Perfect Margarita

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My perfect margarita

1.5 oz tequila- I used Patrón Silver

.5 oz Cointreau- This is important. Not Triple Sec

1.5 oz Lime Juice

Kosher Salt Rim

Ice

These are the only five ingredients in a perfect margarita. Notice that there is none of that nasty sweet and sour mix. Fresh lime juice is prefered, but I only have Rose’s at my bar so I made do. I have fresh lemon juice on hand but limes are kind of costly right now.

To build:

Set up kosher salt in a rimmer or a plate if no rimmer is available.

Rim glass with lime juice and kosher salt.

Fill glass with ice and set aside

In cocktail shaker put ice cubes, tequilla, Cointreau, and lime juice. Shake until vigorously.

Strain and pour into glass, Garnish with lime.

This is literally the only way I can drink a margarita. I would love it if “margarita” wasn’t synonymous with sugar filled neon green tequila cocktail. Or worse, when they’re blue.

I don’t pretend to be a margarita professional, this is just personal preference. Plus I don’t think it could get any simpler. The simpler, the better in my experience.

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Todays Closing Cocktail: The Irish Wristwatch

Danielle, the lady I made this cocktail for. I told her I was going to take a picture of it and she insisted on being in it. It was more green than the picture let on. I'll remake this at some point and post a picture
Danielle, the lady I made this cocktail for. I told her I was going to take a picture of it and she insisted on being in it. It was more green than the picture let on. I’ll remake this at some point and post a picture

1 oz Jameson

.75 oz Bacardi

.75 oz Gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)

.5 oz Triple Sec

.5 oz Peach Schnapps

.5 oz Blue Curacao

Splash of fresh lemon juice

Redbull to the top

This drink was originally supposed to be an Irish Trash Can, but with as many modifications as I did it ended up being almost nothing like the trash can. This drink was delicious.The Jameson, Bacardi, and Gin was complimented well with the lemon juice, which I think helped neutralize the alcohol taste. The peach schnapps, triple sec, and blue curacao really made it a summer cocktail. I could see drinking this out of a fish bowl beside a pool on a summer day. The Redbull made it turn green, and made the whole drink taste like a soda. I named it the Irish Wristwatch because if you can’t say the name, you probably shouldn’t have another one.

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Tonight’s Closing Cocktail, the Irish Shillelagh

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1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey

.5 oz Sloe Gin

.5 oz Bacardi

.5 oz Peach Schnapps

.5 oz Simple syrup

.75 oz Fresh lemon juice

stir and garnish with a lemon

wpid-20150501_231509.jpg Here is a picture with flash so you can see the color. Its a dark pink which is unusual for the Irish drinks I have been serving. It had a much sweeter and lighter taste than I was expecting. I thought that it would taste more like whiskey. It is definitely a summer cocktail. It is quite strong so I would suggest drinking it it moderation. If I was going to add anything to it, I would probably add some carbonated water or Sprite just to give it some fizz. This is actually the first time I have used Sloe Gin in something that I have drank myself, which is kind of exciting.

Usually on Friday or Saturday night when I close the bar, I try to make myself something unique to try so I can better understand how the different flavors pair together. I suppose now that I’m doing this blog I’m going to make it a point to take each of their pictures and post the recipes.