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Margaritas tend to be the go-to cocktail for those in search of a cool refresher on a hot day, but Amanda Chen would argue that it tastes just as satisfying on a chilly evening. Chen, mixologist and founder of Toronto’s Salty Paloma, knows a thing or two about making a killer cocktail. When she’s not creating one-of-a-kind flavoured rimmers, she’s keeping busy bestowing her whisky-wisdom teaching mixology classes.


Among her vast repertoire of boozy recipes is this Fall Margarita. With the introduction of flavours like apples and cinnamon and a Canadian touch with a hint of maple syrup, Chen creates a cocktail exuding autumnal warmth, both in colour and spice, you’ll be sipping all season long.


Pro tip: Before you start mixing up your cocktail, make sure your bar cart is fully stocked with all of the essentials you need.

• 1.5 oz Tequila Blanco

• .5 oz Triple Sec

• 1 oz apple cider

• .75 oz lime juice

• 2 bar spoons of maple syrup

• A handful of apple slices

• 2 cinnamon sticks

• Salty Paloma Sweetie Pie Cocktail Rimmer

• 1 rocks glass

• Cocktail shaker

What to Do:

1. Pour the Sweetie Pie Sugar in a shallow dish or small plate.

2. Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip in the sugar.

3. Fill the glass with ice.

4. Add tequila, triple sec, apple cider, lime juice and maple syrup to your shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.

5. Strain mixture into your glass.

6. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

About Salty Paloma

Salty Paloma is a Toronto-based maker of all-natural, hand-crafted flavoured salts and sugars to elevate your cocktails, founded by recipe developer and mixology instructor Amanda Chen. Visit saltypaloma.com & follow @saltypaloma on Instagram for cocktail how-to’s and seasonal recipes.


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