I am so excited! I bought A Day at El Bulli and found a few recipes that seemed relatively simple. I then ordered the more unusual products on-line to try them. I had to wait 2 wks for them to arrive but when they did, I practically ran into the kitchen.
I love margaritas so I began with the Margarita 2005 recipe.
Margarita with Salt Foam
adapted from A Day at El Bulli by Ferran Adria
The recipe called for ice glasses to be made. I didn’t have the equipment to do it so instead I lined a glass with ice.
I poured water into the bottom of a glass and let it freeze. After the water froze, I put a plastic cup in it and poured water into the first cup to freeze up the sides.
16 g lemon juice
15 g water
10 grams simple syrup
12 g tequila (I recommend using the best you can)
3 g Grand Marnier
I weighed out each ingredient.
I then mixed them and poured them into a shallow dish. I placed the dish into the freezer. After the mixture started to freeze, I scraped it like a granita only much less icy.
250 g water
35 g salt
1 g Lecite
I weighed out the water, salt, and Lecite. I wasn’t sure what kind of salt to use, but I believe the salts mostly differ by density so in weighing it I think it should eliminate most of the problems. I chose table salt.
I mixed the ingredients in a small bowl with a hand mixer. The top foamed but there was still a lot of water liquid.
I scraped the margarita into the ice lined glass and scooped some foam on top.
It was beautiful and delicious. I would definitely make it again. Doing a foam was novel but it was also very suitable. I love margaritas and like a little bit of salt in them, however, when the rims are salted, I feel like I get a mouthful of salt and then none in the rest of it.
Scooping from the bottom of the glass, I got perfect amounts of frozen margarita and salt foam. I will definitely make these for guests.