Thursday, 6 May 2010

the scarlet manuka


dark times call for desperate measures
tonight we had to invent a new margharita
it comprises
a cup full of fresh raspberries
sourced from the Barossa Farmers' Market
ice
juice of a couple of Tahitian Limes
Cointreau
Tequila
more ice
a little Manuka honey
and
a handful of frozen strawberries
plus
a chili like the one in the picture above
all
pulverized in a blender
and then
served in glasses
dampened with lime
and dipped in salt
not just any salt
but Pacific Ocean salt from New Zealand

we christened it
in honour of an other dog

care to share your favourite take on a Margharita?

11 comments:

  1. That sounds marvelous except I'm a rocks girl not a blended girl.
    It's gotta be good tequila too with the little Mexican limes and I'm known to be a salt snob. I think ginger would be a good addition.

    Kim

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  2. not so good on the recipe...just the memory from time in the past

    year level meeting after finish of schoolday home verandah tropical Australia
    hot , thirsty , sweaty...

    the salt, the tart, the sigh...
    margharita perfection

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  3. What a combination, all those contrasts blended into nectar fit for the gods.

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  4. i hope there was a bit of dancing included.

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  5. Ah, a margherita with terroir, elixir of the gods!

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  6. Not a margherita, but the drink I made today for my guests.
    Simply devine French 75.

    2 ounces London dry gin
    1 teaspoon superfine sugar
    1/2 ounce lemon juice
    5 ounces Brut champagne

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  7. our lime tree

    sports it's second lime

    we will celebrate with a munchkin size

    margarita!

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  8. Your recipe sounds fantastic ! I recently tried a peach margarita, my favorite flavor now. I would just use the same ingredients plus may be a peach liquor.

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