Nothing says weekend to me more than a delicious cocktail. Hello, Friday… Is it happy hour yet? Being it’s going to be a marvelous 3 day weekend, I plan on starting the weekend-ing a bit early with these awesome honey lime margaritas. This tart and tasty trio of ingredients will have you wishing you were on Mexico time… or maybe just leave you lingering a wee bit longer with good friends and great conversation to enjoy the weekend wonder.
Honey lime margaritas are actually easier to make than a traditional margarita. They start with a honey simple syrup which is one part honey, to one part water. This is easier to make than a simple sugar syrup as you don’t have to worry about getting all the little crystals dissolved. Simply mix honey with warm water until well combined and there you have it! The PERFECT base for adding fresh lime juice and a touch of tequila. I found some incredible honey from a local farmer last year at the farmer’s market who makes a few varieties of honey – the clover and wild flower are my current favorites. It’s so fantastic to be able to support local farmers in their craft and to support the local economy. Plus, I know that it’s very fresh and I know how his bees are treated as I can go to his farm, observe and share great conversation. All good things in my book. I’m looking forward to visiting his stand again soon when the market opens again in a few weeks. Maybe I should bring him one of these delicious honey lime margaritas…
- ½ cup honey simple syrup (1/4 cup honey dissolved in ¼ cup warm water)
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup tequila (blanco preferred in this application)
- splash of triple sec (optional)
- salt for the rim (optional)
- fresh lime for garnish
- Rim a glass in salt if desired.
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
- Pour over a small amount of ice and serve with slices of lime.