Margaritas are a go-to drink for people all over the world for their delicious balance of sweet and sour elements and the Salgaru Margarita is one that will elevate your next Margarita experience. In this recipe, my friend Woody, who is a liquid chef creates an amazing Korean Fusion drink with some of the Korean ingredients I gave him. First up is “Salgaru” which is Korean rice powder, and “Konggaru”, which is roasted bean powder.
Traditionally, sugar and lime is the base for any kind of margarita, but for the Salgaru Margarita we will be using fruit based wines and vinegars to get that sweetness, and Persimmon vinegar, which is going to cut through the sweetness of all the other fruity ingredients.
Truly, no margarita is complete without a rim, and this recipe is no different. The salt and roasted bean powder around the glass add great tastes while keeping that authentic margarita feeling.
Finally, to complete this experience, we have our garnish which is made with the rice powder, paired with aloe vera complementing the drink and bringing authentic Korean elements into the recipe.
I like to pair the Salgaru Margarita with some of my other zesty Korean recipes.
This will be a unique drink with a special kick of sour and sweet at every sip, and a real journey of authentic flavors with the rice powder garnish!
- 1 cup Rice Powder
- 2 tbsp Roasted Bean Powder
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate Vinegar
- 1/4 Raspberry Wine
- 1/4 oz. Persimmon Vinegar
- 1.5 oz. Tequila
- Equal parts Gelatin, Plum Vinegar, and Aloe Vera
- To make the rim for the margarita, mix together the salt and bean powder. Rub the rim of the
margarita glass with a lime wedge then press onto the salt mixture.
- In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the pomegranate vinegar, raspberry wine, persimmon vinegar, and tequila then shake until well combined.
- Combine equal parts of the gelatin, plum vinegar, and aloe vera with the rice powder to form the garnish. Allow the garnish to solidify in the fridge before slicing and serving with the margarita.
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