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Margarita Rims
Levi Brown
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R is for Rim

Salt on a RIM of a margarita glass is just a starting point: experiment with cayenne or cumin rims for tomato-based drinks, cocoa mix for eggnog, and pulverized ginger candies for citrusy drinks. Rimming a glass is simple, just wet a glass's rim with water (or run a lemon or lime slice over it), then dip it into the rimming ingredient.

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