Salted Rim

The Margarita's trusty sidekick.

Some say a salted rim is essential to a Margarita or a Michelada. That’s up to you, but if you’re going all out, PUNCH recommends salting half the rim to avoid a mouthful with every sip.

  • coarse salt
  • coarse salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lime

  1. Pour coarse salt onto a small plate.
  2. To cut a lime wheel, cut a lime in half horizontally (not from pole to pole, but right down the middle).
  3. Cut a 1/4 inch wheel from one half of the cut lime, and then halve to create a half-wheel.
  4. Holding a coupe or rocks glass upside down to avoid juice running down the glass, run the lime slice carefully around half of the glass's outside rim to moisten.
  5. Instead of dropping the the glass straight into the salt, press the moistened outside rim into the plate of salt.
  6. Gently shake off any excess.

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