Margarita with Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup from The Coastal Table

 

Whiskey smoked syrup adds another layer of depth to this classic margarita from The Coastal Table.

Raw sugar that been smoked over wood from old whiskey barrels adds just the right amount of smoke and sweetness to the finished sugar. It’s perfect as a rub, used in place of brown sugar in sauces, and as the base for the most heavenly simple syrup.

-Karen J. Covey, The Coastal Table

 

Margarita with Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup from The Coastal Table

 

Ingredients


for Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup:

¼ C Jansal Valley® Whiskey Smoked Sugar
½ C Water

for Margarita:

¾ t Kosher Salt
¼ t Chili Powder / or Jansal Valley® Chile-Lime Powder
2 oz silver tequila / or to taste
2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup
3-4 dashes Citrus Bitters
Lime Slices or Wedges / for garnish / optional

 

Method:


for Smoked Whiskey Simple Syrup:

In a small saucepan, add sugar and water and place over medium heat. Cook while stirring occasionally, just until sugar melts, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Makes approximately 1/2 cup.

for Margarita:

In a small bowl, combine salt and chili powder. Transfer to a flat plate and set aside.
Run a lime wedge around outer top edge of your glass. Dip rim of glass in salt-chili mixture, making sure it sticks evenly around rim. Place one big ice cube (or several regular ice cubes) in glass and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and citrus bitters. Add ice and shake until well combined. Taste and adjust as desired. Strain into prepared glass, garnish with lime (if using) and serve.

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