You can really enhance a margarita by adding salt to the margarita glass rim before you serve. But many just aren’t sure how to do it so the salt sticks well enough, or even if you just use regular table salt or if you need some special fancy salt from the store. Here is how to salt your margarita glasses just like a professional.
First, the salt used is simply coarse salt – otherwise known as coarse table salt (not the fine table salt used in salt shakers). However, some bartenders will mix salt 50/50 with sugar as well, to give the rim a sweeter taste.
To rim the glasses, there are two ways to do it… and the secret is in using lemons or limes instead of water. The traditional way to do it is with limes, but you can use lemons if you are in a pinch.
The first way is to cut a piece of lime and rub it along the rim of the glass. Alternatively, you can dip the rim in a small amount of lime juice on a large enough saucer or plate to be able to dip the entire rim at once.
Next comes the salt (or salt/sugar) dipping. On a saucer or plate large enough for the entire rim to be dipped at once, pour enough salt so it is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. Then dip the rim on, twirling around so the salt sticks on the entire rim. Then fill with the margarita of choice and serve!