portrait of a cocktail // sea foam margarita

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way. With a Margarita (or two), of course. However, this is not your typical Margarita. Instead of salting the rim, we are making sea foam. Imagine being able to imbibe fresh frothy sea surf. Well… now you can. If mermaids drank Margaritas, this is how they would do it.

Legend has it, the Margarita was invented by the lavish Texas socialite Margaret Sames. Ms. Sames threw some pretty swanky parties at her vacation home in Acapulco, Mexico. During her 1948 Christmas soirée the genius woman came up with the proportions for the Margarita, after she hopped behind the bar. Naturally she named it after herself with a little Spanish flair. The addition of sea foam is not only magical, but delicately delicious; and comes to us from DC’s Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

portrait of a cocktail // sea foam margarita

Ingredients for two:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon soy lecithin
  • ice

portrait of a cocktail // sea foam margarita

In a mixing bowl combine only 1/4 cup of lime juice, water, salt and soy lecithin. Using egg beaters or electric hand mixer, start to make some froth. I used the egg beaters for about 60 seconds. You’re not going try to make the entire mixture into foam right away. Just beat it until you have a enough foam to skim off the top and add to your cocktail. Set aside until your drinks are mixed.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the other 1/4 cup of lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila. Shake, shake, shake! Pour into two glasses, and top with sea foam. Olé!

portrait of a cocktail // sea foam margarita

Cin cin!

P.S. More cocktail recipes here!

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