Key lime margarita

It’s summer! The time when I reach for Lucy Buffett’s cookbook before anything else.

This one is based on Lucy’s Cadillac Margarita, adapted to, naturally, include key lime juice. Because I am obsessed love it.

Print Key lime margarita


1.5 ounces tequila 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce key lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
juice of 1/2 lime


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with as much ice as will fit
Do the margarita dance (shake it up)
Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip it in coarse salt
When the drink is fabulously cold and frothy, pour into said glass and enjoy.2.5 One Particular Kitchen – All Rights Reserved

Simple syrup

Try not to be blown away by the beauty of that picture, okay?

I saw bottled simple syrup for sale the other day for a kind of ridiculous price and I was kind of horrified. Its name is no accident, folks; this stuff is crazy easy to make.

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Chilpotle cheese dip

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