Let’s face it, New England got off fairly easily in the winter of 2018/2019. Not much snow, and the blustering cold and wind didn’t last too long. I should bite my tongue, we’ve all seen an ugly storm or two storm in April.
This year, I’m being optimistic and optimism deserves a good old fashioned cheers! Now, an old fashioned would actually do just fine, but I had something else in mind!
How about a strawberry and thyme margarita? Let’s get our taste buds ready for what our gardens will have in just a few months.
As always with a margarita, fresh ingredients are the best! I made a thyme simple syrup, pureed organic strawberries, and used one of my favorite tequilas – Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila.
Trust me, this is a margarita recipe you’ll want to keep handy all summer long!
Strawberry and Thyme Margarita
- 2 oz. Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila
- 2 oz. strawberry puree
- 1.5 oz thyme simple syrup
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- three sprigs of thyme
- 1 oz. lime juice
- Topo Chico Mineral Water
- Margarita salt
- Bring water, sugar, and thyme sprigs to a rolling boil for about one minute. Lower to medium for two minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Puree a quart of strawberries and put into refrigerator to chill.
- In a shaker over ice, combine simple syrup, strawberry puree, and lime juice.
- Shake to your heart’s content!
- Rim a glass with the margarita salt of your choice.
- Fill rimmed glass with ice.
- Strain margarita over the ice.
- Top with a little Topo Chico Mineral Water.
- Enjoy and let the good times roll!