Meyer Lemon Margaritas

Today, February 22, is National Margarita Day. This either makes no sense (“Why in the world would it be decided to have national margarita day in February when it is cold and snowy?!?”) or is completely ingenious (“Hey, it’s National Margarita Day! What a great excuse to have a margarita in the middle of the day on a Sunday when it is snowy and miserable outside!”). Either way, I’m making a drink! And because it is still Meyer Lemon season, my Margarita of choice is this one. Bottoms up!

2 parts tequila
2 parts Meyer lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1 part cup Cointreau
Kosher salt (optional), for glass rimming
Ice cubes

Mix tequila, lemon juice, simple and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker with ice. For optional salted rims, rub a rocks glass rim with one of the edges of the squeezed lemons to moisten and dip in salt if desired. Fill glass with ice. Pour margarita mix into prepared glass and serve.

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