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Sour Plum Margarita

Sour Plum Margarita

Sour, sweet, and salty are the primary flavors of a classic margarita, but throw plum powder into the mix and make it Taiwan, where sour plum drink 酸梅湯 is a quintessential beverage to quench thirst and cool (calm?) down. This recipe replaces the traditional margarita salt rim with plum powder (which is salty) and MSG, for a big kick of old-fashioned 古早味 nostalgia.

Sour Plum Margarita by Jolyn Yao, Callan Berry, and Michael Christensen

makes one drink


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz agave syrup (or sub simple syrup)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 scoops sour plum powder
  • Plum powder + MSG (or salt) for rim


  1. Shake first 4 ingredients with ice
  2. Pour into glass
  3. Mix 2 parts plum powder with 1 part MSG (or salt) and rim the glass
  4. Garnish with a lime slice and some sour plum powder sprinkled on top

Recipe by: Jolyn Yao, Callan Berry, and Michael Christensen
Styling by: Off Hour Studio