Thursday, 15 April 2010
Tequila Lime Cooler
Agua de Limon (makes 1/2 litre)
5 dark green limes
1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar
1/2 litre water (2 cups)
Carefully grate the limes (avoiding the white pith) into a bowl. Add 1/2 litre of cold water and allow the flavours to develop for an hour or so.
Strain the mixture through a very fine mesh sieve (I discovered a coffee filter workes very well), extracting as much liquid as possible from the zest. Stir in the sugar, a little at a time, and adjust the amount according to taste.
To make a 'margarita':
50ml freshly squeezed lime juice
250ml agua de limon
pinch of salt
Dash of triple sec (or orange juice)
Mix the above and allow to stand for 1 hour. Add ice and serve.