A thoughtful DIY gift for the cocktail aficionado is a jar of homemade margarita salt. It's super easy and adds an outsized flair to any citrus-y drink. Margarita salt - it's not just for margaritas anymore (think gin & tonic, vodka tonic, even mimosas).
3 easy steps:
- Zest a lemon, lime or orange. Mix and match or lean into your favorite citrus. Cold fruit skin is easier to zest, and it's best to pick organic, especially when eating the peel.
- Bake the zest on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 300 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.
- When the zest is fully dry and cool (about 20-30 mins) mix the zest with equal parts Malden salt (my favorite for every occasion - and you can use smoked salt too for variety) and regular granulated sugar.
Scoop into a dry glass jar (finally a use for all those jam jars!) or box. Wrap this delicious gift in a Tokki reusable giftwrap and record your "Cheers" greeting. You've just turned your friend's home into a fancy cocktail lounge.