* 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.