Raw Sugar + Vanilla Margaritas
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Serves: 4-6
I used a vanilla bean for this, but you could totally sub in some vanilla paste or extract. You'll have a little extra syrup--use it to sweeten the margaritas if you like them less tart, OR, add it to your morning coffee!
  • for the syrup:
  • ½ cup raw sugar (sometimes called turbinado sugar)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • for vanilla salt:
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • ½ vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • for margaritas:
  • 1 cup Raw Sugar + Vanilla Bean Syrup
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1½ cups water
  • lime wedges, crushed ice, and vanilla salt (optional) to serve
  1. for syrup:
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, scraped vanilla bean seeds and pod. Heat over medium-high to dissolve the sugar, bring to a boil, and boil 1 minute. Remove from the heat to cool. Pour into a heatproof jar and set aside.
  3. for the margaritas:
  4. Stir together the syrup, lime juice, tequila, and water in a pitcher to combine. In a bowl, combine the salt and vanilla bean seeds and rub the two together until the seeds are distributed throughout the salt. Spread the vanilla salt into a shallow dish. Rub the edges of your glasses with a lime wedge and dip each glass in the vanilla salt. Fill each glass with crushed ice and top off with the margarita mixture. Serve with a lime wedge.
Adapted from this recipe for Simplest Margaritas.
Recipe by hungrygirlporvida.com at http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2015/05/04/raw-sugar-vanilla-margaritas/