View Poll Results: Do you like salt on the rim of your margarita?
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:06 PM
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Do you like salt on the rim of your margarita?


I most certainly do and I can’t imagine why people don’t. Why yes, it is a $5 margarita Monday as well as a holiday, but I still am amazed at all the people who think that salt on the rim of their margarita is the same as putting cyanide on the rim.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:19 PM
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It is. Can't stand a salted rim. I want to taste the tequila and lime, not rock. If it comes salted it gets sent back.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:21 PM
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What cracks me up is when the margarita arrives with salt on the rim.... and a straw.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:24 PM
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No salt for me, gracias.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:27 PM
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Yes please.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:27 PM
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Isn't that what a margarita is? If your not having salt on the rim you are having something but not having a margarita. The title should be do you like margaritas.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:08 PM
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I like salt on the rim, but may I have a Salty Dog, please?

(Gin and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, highball-style. I’m not crazy about Margaritas.)
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:12 PM
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I like the taste of salt on the rim of margaritas, but have had issues with high blood pressure since high school, and have been told since high school to cut back on my sodium intake. For that reason, I try not to add salt to anything if I can avoid it. Even when I've asked waitstaff and bartenders to put salt only on part of the rim in the past, it still seems like a lot of the salt ends up in the drink, so I usually just say "no salt." I will rarely send a drink back if it shows with salt, though, because I don't want to be a Milton. Though if it shows up with big grains of salt floating in the glass, I might.

(I do make one exception to my no-added salt rule, and that is for hash browns.)
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:19 PM
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The Margarita is just a mid-20th-century variation on a brunch of other booze-lime juice cocktails, with an additional splash of orange liqueur.

Gimlet: Gin and lime juice.
Daiquiri: Rum and lime juice.
Whiskey Sour: Blended whiskey or bourbon with sweetened lemon juice.

All of these are “cocktail” (undiluted) versions of the age-old tradition of “punch:” “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, and four of weak.”

A contemporary take on “punch” would be the Tom Collins: a double shot of gin over ice in a 16 oz glass with lemon juice and sugar, topped with seltzer. (Also its brothers: the John Collins (whiskey), the Rum Collins, and the Vodka Collins.)
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:24 PM
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What cracks me up is when the margarita arrives with salt on the rim.... and a straw.

I like to go back and forth. One sip from the salty rim, and two sips from the straw.

I like salt, but not too much salt.

Also, Kosher salt. Not that nasty Margarita salt.

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Old 09-02-2019, 07:32 PM
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And it better be on the rocks! Slushee margaritas are overly-sweetened crap meant for frat boys and bridesmaids.
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And it better be on the rocks! Slushee margaritas are overly-sweetened crap meant for frat boys and bridesmaids.
Yup, the day I graduated college was the day I gave up frozen margaritas.
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And it better be on the rocks! Slushee margaritas are overly-sweetened crap meant for frat boys and bridesmaids.
I like ‘em shaken and served straight. It’s a COCKTAIL.

And slushee daiquiris are even WORSE than slushee margaritas.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:48 PM
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The salt is the best part!
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The salt is the best part!
Then you're not making them right.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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Then you're not making them right.
Sipping through the salt is the WHOLE POINT of the margarita. Otherwise, you’d be better off with a daiquiri.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:50 PM
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I generally don't like salt, but it works with a margarita.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:33 PM
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Yes, but the next should have Tajin instead of salt.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:33 PM
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The Margarita is just a mid-20th-century variation on a brunch of other booze-lime juice cocktails, with an additional splash of orange liqueur.

Gimlet: Gin and lime juice.
Daiquiri: Rum and lime juice.
Whiskey Sour: Blended whiskey or bourbon with sweetened lemon juice....
I'm sorry, but a gimlet is gin and Rose's Lime Juice.

According to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:40 AM
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Of course I want the rim salted, that's a margarita. Maybe I'll wipe away some salt and drink from there, maybe I'll consume every last salt grain, depends on my mood.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:25 AM
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If you're going to leave the salt out, just bring me a glass of tequila.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:42 AM
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I'm sorry, but a gimlet is gin and Rose's Lime Juice.

According to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.
Yeah, I read The Last Goodbye too. Each novel seems to have had its signature drink: in Farewell, My Lovely Marlowe and Moose Malloy enjoy whiskey sours in a “smoke bar.” “Smoke” being a derogatory term for an African American that I’ve never seen anywhere else.

Rose’s Lime is sugar and lime juice in a bottle. I just like to squeeze my own lime and measure my own sugar. In any case, the last time I ordered a Gimlet was in the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as my own little Chandler tribute.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:13 PM
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I like salt on the rim. I HATE salt IN my drink. I have sent back salty margaritas. I will get all Karen on your ass about a salty margarita.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:40 PM
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I love the salt on the margarita glass rim, but I rarely imbibe all the salt. Worse than salt on the rim? Sugar on the rim of a strawberry margarita. Ugh. Although I haven't had one of those in about 40 years. Definitely an "introductory" drink...even more than the standard margarita.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:05 PM
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I love the salt on the margarita glass rim, but I rarely imbibe all the salt. Worse than salt on the rim? Sugar on the rim of a strawberry margarita. Ugh. Although I haven't had one of those in about 40 years. Definitely an "introductory" drink...even more than the standard margarita.
I can deal with the salt, as I know that's classically how they're served (though I never salt my rims), but sugar is absolutely contraindicated. Blech.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:12 PM
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I like salt on the rim, but may I have a Salty Dog, please?

(Gin and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, highball-style. I’m not crazy about Margaritas.)
This exactly duplicates my reply. I'm also ok with rim salting in a Bloody Mary context. My vote is Yes.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:19 PM
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On the rocks, no salt.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:31 PM
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This exactly duplicates my reply. I'm also ok with rim salting in a Bloody Mary context. My vote is Yes.
I agree, although my homemade Bloody Marys are made with V-8 or Clamato (which is really a “Caesar”). Both of which are so loaded with sodium that additional salt would bring on a coronary.
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Has to be margarita salt. Do not accept normal salt as a substitute.
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The Margarita is just a mid-20th-century variation on a brunch of other booze-lime juice cocktails, with an additional splash of orange liqueur.
The best cocktail etymology I've run across is that it's a Prohibition-era mutation of a drink style called a Daisy, which was originally spirits, lemon juice, sweetener (alcoholic or not), and soda water.

Make it with tequila and lime juice, and leave out the soda water, and you have a Margarita on the rocks. With that in mind, I don't think that the name is a coincidence; Margarita is Spanish for "Daisy".
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If you're going to leave the salt out, just bring me a glass of tequila.
I can get behind this.
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