Every summer, I make copious amounts of garden fresh salsa to freeze. I grow my favorite varieties of habeneros, heirloom tomatoes, tomatillas, onions, garlic and cilantro just for salsas. It freezes beautifully, but when thawed I must drain away the liquid that has separated during freezing. I saw a post featuring a Caprese Margarita from the always inspiring Barbara of Creative Culinary at exactly the moment I was wondering what I could do with my wonderfully tasty “salsa juice.” Hold on to your sombreros, mis amigos, me gustaría introducir: LA SALSITA MARGARITA (muy bonita!)
2 oz. tequila
2 oz. lemon/lime simple syrup (1 part lemon juice, 1 part lime juice, 2 parts water, 4 parts sugar)
2 oz. salsa juice, drained from thawed homemade salsa
Fill shaker with ice. Add all ingredients, shake till thoroughly chilled. Pour into margarita glass. Drink. Repeat.