Margaritas rank up there as one of my all time favorite drinks. The problem I have when ordering them out at most restaurants is the obscene amount of sugar used in their mixes. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to margaritas, and traditionally they are just three ingredients – tequila, lime juice, and cointreau. When using a good tequila, this is really all you need… except that every wee once in a while, I like to put my own little spin on tradition and add a little bit more flavor. Here, that is the addition of another one of my favorite spirits, St. Germaine. This bright and fresh floral liqueur adds just the right amount of sweetness to the drink without going over the top.
- 1 ½ ounce white tequila
- 1 ounce St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
- ½ ounce Cointreau
- Juice from ½ lime
- For a salted rim, rub a cut lime around the rim and dip in coarse salt. Fill the glass with ice, then add the tequila, St. Germaine, Cointreau, and lime juice. Stir gently and enjoy.