A lavender margarita may be the most elegant of them all, and the most potent. With martini like proportions and the delicate aroma of lavender it’s suitable for casual affairs and black tie dinners.
This was another prize collected on the margarita trail at the King Cole Lounge. It only takes one or two of these to turn you into a merry old soul, so take your time, sit back and relax. Enjoy the fruit of your labors!
Tequila or Mezcal?
Here in the United States, tequila is the go-to spirit because mezcal is a well-kept secret outside Mexico. The Oaxacan spirit is made with multiple varieties of agave and baked in underground pits that impart a smokier, more nuanced aroma and flavor. Tequila and mezcal can be used interchangeably in any margarita recipe.
A Word About Margaret
Margaret who? Actress Peggy (Margaret) Lee is frequently cited as the namesake, but a margarita is more than just a woman’s name. The margarita was created in the late nineteen thirties and is traditionally made with tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Since then, mixologists have created a rainbow of flavors for our enjoyment.
- 2 oz silver tequila or mezcal
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz Pink House Alchemy lavender syrup
- Margarita salt
- Chill a coupe glass in the freezer
- Coat the rim with lime juice and rim the glass with flaky margarita salt
- Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until ice cold
- Strain into the coupe glass
- Garnish with a sprig of mint or a wedge of lime