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Celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd with José Andrés’ Signature Salt Air Margarita (Recipe)

Hi everyone!

National Margarita Day is this Wednesday – February 22nd – and we were sent the recipe for  José Andrés’ Salt Air Margarita to share.

The margarita is a signature cocktail inspired by the foam of ocean waves. Unlike classic margaritas and their salted rims, salt is added to the celebrated chef’s innovative cocktail in the form of delicate air, allowing for just the right amount of salt in each sip.

The Salt Air Margarita can only be found at Jaleo at Disney Springs, in addition to a few José Andrés Group restaurants like China Poblana in Las Vegas and Oyamel Cocina Mexicanain Washington DC.  But if you’d like to make it at home, here is the recipe!

Salt Air Margarita Recipe
Cocktail Ingredients + Directions
  • Ice 
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces silver tequila (José likes Milagro)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice 
  • A spoonful of Salt Air (recipe follows)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled margarita glass or coupe. Float a good spoonful of the salt air on top and serve immediately.
Salt Air Ingredients + Directions
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 teaspoon Sucro (see Note) 
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt 
Combine the water and Sucro in a small saucepan and heat over low heat, whisking constantly to activate the Sucro until the mixture just starts to bubble. Remove from the heat and let cool. Add the lime juice and salt to the Sucro mixture and blend with an immersion blender until the whole mixture is foamy. The salt air can be used immediately or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.