Elderflower Margarita3

Elderflower Margarita

Elderflower Margarita

* 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
* 1 ounce St. Germain
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
* Coarse sea salt

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim.

This is a simple variant of the classic Margarita, using St. Germain elderflower liqueur instead of triple sec. This liqueur blends well with the herbal notes of the tequila and produces a refreshing finish. We paired this with a smoky black bean soup.

Salting a glass rim well can be tricky (I’m still perfecting the technique myself). Start with coarse sea salt or similar; pour a bit onto a cutting board or plate. Rub a lime wedge around the outside rim of the glass to moisten it, then gently run the rim through the salt, taking care to keep the salt on the outside of the glass; the salt should be kept out of inside of the glass to prevent it throwing off the taste of the drink.

Comments 3 Comments So Far

Maria | tequila.net

Sounds yummy, I will try it.

Claudia

Actually is too strong — needs more sour/lime/Margarita mix. Guests will pass out before dinner is served.

Kenn | kennwilson.com

That’s the traditional Margarita recipe, with the only difference being my use of St. Germain in place of the usual triple sec.

If you find it too strong, you can add extra lime to dilute it a bit, but you’ll probably want to add some simple syrup as well, as extra lime will throw off the balance of the drink and leave you with something much too tart. (I can’t recommend the use of sour or margarita mix at all — stick with fresh juice for best results.)