#DOTW: Throwing Salt

It’s tequila time! It’s probably my favorite liquor. This cocktail is sweet, sour, salty, spicy, fruity, all at the same time. There is even a hint of bitterness. It takes a little work to make it perfect, but it’s so worth it. Make the dried limes a few hours ahead of time, and everything will go smoothly.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Don Julio blanco (or blanco tequila of your choice)
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz honey-serrano syrup
  • salt
  • dehydrated lime slices

For the syrup: place 1/2 Serrano pepper and 1/2 cup of honey into a pot of (1/2 cup) boiling water. Take it off the heat and let it soak for one hour. Remove the pepper.

For the dehydrated limes: cut them into thin slices. Lay on a wire rack on top of a baking dish. Heat the oven to 200 degrees, and leave the lime slices for 2 hours, turning them over after 1 hour.

To assemble the cocktail: dip the rim into lime juice, then rim a rocks or high bar glass with salt. Add ice, then all liquid ingredients. Stir. Garnish with a slice of dehydrated lime.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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