There’s no Mexican Movie Night without Margarita Sours
February 16, 2015
Magic Margaritas Sours
Just the other week, I found myself on the couch together with my girlfriend, craving Mexican food and Margaritas. Back when we were in Bali, we’ve tried lots and lots of different Margarita cocktails and once home, I tried to fine tune my signature Margarita recipe. What I ended up doing was actually making a combination of a classic Margarita and a sour, so let’s just call it a Margarita Sour 😉
Cut the lime in half and make the rim of the rocks glass wet with its juices. Don’t over do it, just make it a little moist.
Slowly sprinkle the sea salt flakes on the wet rim of the glass. Get rid of excess salt, especially on the inside of the glass! If you don’t, your whole drink will end up tasting salty and nobody wants to drink that. You are looking to get just an accent of salt next to the refreshing and sour drink.
Juice the lime you just used for wetting the rim of the glass. You need one ounce (30ml) so if one lime doesn’t yield enough juice, use a second one.
Add the tequila (if you like smokey flavours, use mezcal instead), fresh lime juice, Cointreau and orange bitters.
– if you’d like your drink a little on the sweet side, you could also add some (5-10ml) agave syrup.
Carefully separate the egg white from the yolk. When done, add the egg white to the cocktail shaker.
Add two cubes of ice and shake until you don’t hear them any more. Once they’re dissolved, open up the cocktail shaker. The egg white should have emulsified and you’re now looking at a foamy liquid. Fill the shaker up with new ice cubes and shake again.
When the cocktail shaker is very cold, open it up and pour the cocktail, including the ice cubes, in the prepared rocks glass.
– instead of pouring, you could strain the drink over fresh ice cubes. The advantage is that the drink won’t dilute as quickly but if you do, you’ll miss some of the lovely egg white foam as some of it tends to stick to the ice cubes. I prefer my Margarita Sour to have a bit more foam so I’ll just drink this one a bit more quickly. If you’re still waiting for your movie to finish buffering, choose the ‘strain over fresh ice cubes’-option.
Cut one large zest of orange and make it look pretty. Garnish the Margarita Sour with the orange zest and return to your favourite Mexican movies 🙂
South Park and their taco flavoured kisses
Mexican Movie Night
I’m not sure what came first, my love for cocktails, popcorn or movies, but when the three of them come together, I’m in heaven. I think it’s all you need for a perfect Movie Night, although with a Mexican Movie Night you might replace the popcorn for some burritos with homemade guacamole.
Besides Margarita Sours and burritos, a true couch potato also needs the proper movie. A Mexican Movie Night screams for independent Mexican movies but to be honest, I do love to put some Zorro or Mexican gang documentaries in the mix as well.
Let me know what other movies you think belong in the ‘Mexican Movie Night’-list or what kind of movie & cocktail combinations you’d like to see in the future. Beware, I make some mean spiced popcorn as well..