(UPDATE) I’ve since updated this recipe with more details over on my second website smartblend.
The Smartblend Margarita Recipe
- 45 ML 100% Agave Tequila Blanco
- 10 ML Mezcal
- 10 ML Cointreau
- 30 ML Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Pinch Pink Himalayan Salt
- Top Salted Lime Air See Recipe Below
- Add all ingredients other then the salted air to a shaker with cubed ice
- Shake till cold
- Fine Strain into a chilled coupe
- Garnish with dehydrated Lime wheel
Salted Lime Air
Ok, with most margarita, you get a salt rim. ever wondered why? its not just tradition. it enhances the overall flavour of the cocktail. Salt stimulates your gustatory receptor cell, which makes up your taste buds. It helps balance out the sweetness of the orange liqueur and the tartness of the lime juice. It also increases saliva production, to make the cocktail mouthwatering. I like to think of salt as being the bridge between flavours. It helps flavours blend easier. I highly suggest you make yourself some saline solution (Salt and water) and add a tiny bit to your cocktails in future. You dont want to taste the salt, but you want to taste the affects of the salt. which is important to take note of. With this margarita, we decided to top the drink with the salt foam, rather then use the saline drops. So that the foam slowly mixes with the cocktail the longer you leave it. so you slowly taste the difference it makes.
To make the Citrus salt air, you will need 5 ingredients.
Water - 100ML
Fresh lime juice - 50ML
Salt, any will do, we prefer Pink Himalayan salt - 1 tsp
egg white powder - 1.5g
Xanthan Gum - 1g
You need to blend all these ingredients together, then use a fish tank pump to create the bubbles. I know what you're thinking. "wow wow wow, one minute you're talking me through the ingredients, then you jump to a fish tank pump, with no explanation" well hang on would you. Let me finish.
In a new tap, check out our tutorial on cocktail foams, bubbles and air. It will explain in full, how and what to do. Once you have an understanding, come back here and use this recipe for the citrus air.