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Maldon Salt Blackberry and Thyme Margarita

Sit back and relax after your Christmas feast with a cold glass of Margarita.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 50g (1.7 oz) Maldon salt
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 6 blackberries, plus 4 for garnish (10 in total)
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 150ml (5 fl oz) reposado or silver tequila
  • 30ml (1 fl oz) agave syrup
  • 75ml (2.5 fl oz) lime juice
  • Ice

Method

  1. Mix together the Maldon salt and the picked thyme leaves on a small plate. Rub the rim of a lowball glass or short tumbler with the wedge of lime so it is wet. Then, turn the glass upside down into the salt and thyme mix and press and turn it, so there is a good even coating of salt around the rim of each glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker add the 6 blackberries and 3 thyme sprigs, then muddle these well together pushing the blackberries so they burst and break down. Then into the same shaker add the tequila, agave and lime juice. Fill the shaker half full of ice, then pop the lid on and shake really well for a minute.
  3. Add some ice cubes into your salt rimmed glasses. Then pour the margarita through a fine strainer into each glass. Garnish with the remaining blackberries and a sprig of thyme in each glass — serve immediately.

Recipe by Maldon Salt, maldonsalt.com