Margarita with a kick

I have never been a fan of blender Margaritas – they feel so white trash college kid at an all inclusive in Mexico. There, I said what you all were thinking. But on a hot summer day there is nothing better than a great Margarita on the rocks, especially a spicy one. This is a Margarita Oaxaquaeña from Chef Arturo Anhalt from Milagro.

Milagro Cantina_Margarita Oaxaquaeña

  • 1 1⁄2 oz Tlacuache organic mezcal
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz dark agave syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1⁄2 tbsp chile piquín “Tajin” (available at specialty food stores)
  • 1 lime

1. Mix salt and chile piquín together and spread evenly on a small plate.
2. Wet rim of the cocktail glass using a lime wedge. Rim glass with salt and chile mixture.
3. Place ice into cocktail shaker. Add mezcal, Grand Marnier, agave, and lime juice.             4. Shake well.
5. Add a couple of fresh ice cubes into cocktail glass. Strain into glass.                                 6. Enjoy.

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