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Salt Air Margarita

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large, 4 medium 1x


This salt air margarita is topped with a later of salty foam that provides just the right amount of saltiness with each tangy grapefruit margarita sip.



For the salt air margarita

  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh red ruby grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits, depending on size)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (2 limes)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water

For the salt foam


  1. Cut the grapefruit in half and squeeze the juice into a large bowl. Strain out any pulp and seeds.
  2. Make the salt foam: Combine all ingredients and blend with an immersion blender until foam forms and volume is about doubled. Allow the foam to sit for about 2 minutes, and then carefully scoop out the foam and spoon over margarita.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixer with ice. Shake, and serve immediately with salt foam on top.


Salt foam adapted from Jose Andres via Food and Wine

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Salt foam margarita, Margarita recipe