April is the time the weather starts to warm and that means it’s time to bring on the sweet drinks. This AMAZING recipe was adapted from Williams Sonoma Cocktails: Modern Favorites to Make at Home, so I certainly can’t take credit, but I can take credit for smiles after I served this cocktail. This is a perfect drink for those warming days. Warning: sip slowly. 🙂
Kosher salt, grated lime zest and sugar for rimming glass
2 lime wedges
2 oz. (60 ml) coconut cream or cream of coconut
1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) Silver tequila
1 oz. (30 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. (15 ml) Cointreau
1/4 oz. (7 ml) simple syrup
On a small plate, combine equal parts salt, lime zest and sugar and spread in an even layer. Gently rub 1 of the lime wedges around the rim of a rocks glass. Holding the base of the glass, dip the rim into the salt mixture. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Just before serving, fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the coconut cream, tequila, grated lime, lime juice, Cointreau and simple syrup. Cover, shake vigorously until well chilled and strain into the ice-filled glass. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge. Serves 1.