Mama loves tequila. No, I mean mama LOOOOVES tequila. Which means margaritas are basically my own personal paradise. What's typically thought of as a summer cocktail has been translated into Fall/Thanksgiving mode thanks to our cute friend the plum.
Plum Margarita Recipe (makes 2)
What you need:
1/2-3/4 cup fresh plum juice (I needed about 2 plums to make this but you might want an extra one for garnish)
Cut your plums into elegant little chunks. Don't worry about the skin. Throw your plums into your blender and add a little water. Blend away.
Once your plums are nice and liquid-y, strain the juice to get all of the gross skin bits and unwanted chunks out.
Add ice to your cocktail shaker. Add the plum juice, tequila and cointreau. Shake it like your mama taught you.
Now it's time to prep your glasses. Spread the sea salt on a small plate, then rim the glass with a wedge of line. Dip the glass into the salt so it's nice and rimmed.
Add ice to each glass, pour the margarita in and garnish with a plum wedge.
Just the tips:
I don't add any sweetener because I'm not a huge sweet person, but you could add a teaspoon of honey or agave nectar. You could also use orange juice instead of cointreau which will give it more sweetness. Almost as sweet as YOU!
If you're making margaritas for someone you don't know super well, I suggest rimming only half the glass in salt. I find people either love a salted rim or hate it. If only half is rimmed, you're in the clear.
Feel free to add more tequila if your relatives are extra annoying. I'd say one teaspoon for every relative who asks if there's anyone "special" in your life/when you're getting married/when you're having a baby.