Citrus-Flavored Margarita Salt

Citrus-Flavored Margarita Salt

Margarita salt is simple to make at home. This blended salt recipe is flavored with lime and orange zest. Add chile powder for a little spice.
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  • Serves: 45 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 300 F and place the oven rack in the middle.
  2. Step 2

    Zest the limes and oranges to produce about 2 tablespoons of each type of zest.
  3. Step 3

    In a small baking tray, spread the citrus zest out on parchment paper . Dry in the oven for 5 minutes, toss, then dry for an additional 3 to 5 minutes if needed. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Step 4

    Using the parchment, transfer the zest to a cutting board and dice into finer pieces.
  5. Step 5

    In a small bowl, add the kosher and sea salts, sugar (if using), and dried citrus zest. Mix with a fork until well combined.
  6. Step 6

    Transfer to a jar with a tight seal. Store at room temperature in a dry, dark place for up to 6 months.
  7. Step 7

    To use the margarita salt, spoon a small portion into a shallow dish. Wet the rim of a glass with a citrus wedge , and roll it around in the flavored salt. Tap off any excess.
  8. Step 8

    Mix the cocktail , strain it into the salt-rimmed glass, and enjoy.