The first in our 'Ways to Elevate Your Cocktails' series is all about salt rims!
These are guaranteed to take your cocktail to the next level; something show-stopping, different and even more delicious. And the best bit is that it's super easy and cheap!
We created 3 salt rims and paired them with some of our favourite cocktails.
Candied Lime Peel and Chilli
A simple lime zest is fine for this but caramelising the lime first really adds depth. Grate some organic lime peel into a pan with a couple of spoons of brown sugar. Turn up the heat slowly until the sugar has melted. Do not burn!
Stir the lime peel around in a pan and lay out on some greaseproof paper to dry. Make sure you separate the lime peel as much as you can, in little clumps.
Add to a small pot of sea salt with a pinch of chilli, and voila!
This goes perfect with our Grapefruit Margarita.
We use dried rose buds for many cocktail events we do and they are super pretty. As long as the rose petals are food-grade or home-grown (no pesticides of course) they will be fine.
Simply bash up your chosen rose petals with sea salt in a pestle and mortar.
This salt gives a surprising lift to a Grapefruit Paloma, which can be made with our Grapefruit Margarita and a dash of soda.
Lavender and Lemon
Super simple and super tasty!
Grate some lemon zest (organic and unwaxed) into a pan, turn up the heat slowly and do not allow it to burn.
Add to some sea salt with a sprinkling of dried lavender buds.
This is beautiful with a classic margarita- perhaps with some lemon substituting the lime.
So there you have it, 3 simple recipes that can be made in advance and kept in a sealed tub for any occasion that calls for a fancy cocktail.
To add to the glass, rub some citrus fruit around the glass, roll in the salt and dust off any access. A great tip if you are prepping cocktails for a dinner, wedding, party....anything really! As long as the glassware doesn't get damp, it will be fine.
If you liked the sound of this recipe you're bound to like our award-winning Grapefruit Margarita! Available as a single bottle or in a gift-box of three. It's made with organic agave and organic orange blossom!
You can also create a personalised cocktail by choosing our Personalised Cocktail and selecting any of our flavours in the notes. Simply send in your photo and we will add it to any cocktail, with a super-fast turnaround! We ask for 2 days notice to design and post out your personalised birthday cocktail.
We can deliver our birthday cocktails all over the UK, with 48-hour delivery if you order before 10am. You can send yummy, low sugar and vegan-friendly cocktails direct to your friend's doors. With a long shelf-life, our birthday cocktails are just perfect for any celebration! Once opened, pop the cocktails in the fridge and they will last at least one month- that's if they aren't drunk by then!