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The "Perfect" Margarita

August 30, 2006

Plate covered in rock salt, or plate of sugar
Shallow dish of lime juice
1 1/2 ounces of tequila
3/4 ounce of triple sec
6 ounces of sweet and sour mix
2 cups of ice (for frozen margaritas)
Dash of lime juice
Slice of lime or lemon

To rim the glass, dip the top of the wide-rimmed margarita glass into the lime juice and then dip into a plate of rock salt. For margaritas on the rocks, combine all the ingredients into a martini shaker and mix. The beverage is then strained and poured into a salt- or sugar-rimmed cocktail glass without ice.

- Recipes courtesy of Laurie Lee and Michelle Knuckles of Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grille

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