During the early days of quarantine, we created “4:59,” our home bartending show on Instagram Live, to help people at home improve their home bartending skills, sharpen their knowledge of spirits, and safely connect with the bar community.
This Friday, “4:59” is heading to Kentucky to make three summer cocktails with Cointreau and Chef Edward Lee, author of Smoke & Pickles and Buttermilk Graffiti, and chef/owner of 610 Magnolia and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky. (You may also recognize him from his role in the Emmy Award–winning series The Mind of a Chef.)
First up, he’ll be making one of the most popular classic cocktails in the country: The Original Margarita. If you haven’t actually made one at home (or gasp you’re using mix), it’s surprisingly easy to make. This recipe has been around for over 70 years and is still made with just 3 simple ingredients (plus salt for rim of the glass). If you’re looking for something less traditional, tune in for his spin on the sidecar and a refreshing coconut-water and shiso cocktail.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these at home:
The Original Margarita
The original recipe was created back in 1948.
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz blanco tequila
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- coarse salt, for rimming glasses
Shiso Coconut Margarita
- 5 shiso leaves
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz coconut water
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz tequila
- 2 oz bourbon
- 3/4 oz Cointreau
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz bourbon smoked sugar simple syrup
Trust when we say, they are not to be missed. Chef Lee’s a master behind the bar and with his guidance you will be too. Or at the very least, you’ll have a happy hour.
Join Chef Edward Lee and Cointreau Friday, August 28th at 4:59 PM on Instagram.
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