Frozen Sherry Margarita

Paul Taylor, Columbia Room | Washington, D.C.

For Paul Taylor, Beverage Director of Washington D.C.’s Columbia Room, tequila and sherry go together like “peas and carrots.” Tequila’s affinity for salt finds the perfect match with amontillado sherry, whose production region’s proximity to the ocean introduces a distinct minerality to the fortified wine and acts as a vital bridge between the spirits and the acid from the fresh-squeezed lime.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila, preferably Altos Reposado
  • 1 ounce Amontillado sherry, preferably Hidalgo "Napoleon" Amontillado
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 30 drops saline solution (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

Garnish: lime wheel

Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into chilled snifter glass.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel.
Editor's Note

Saline Solution:
Combine 10 parts water to 1 part salt. Shake until the salt dissolves.