Here’s a fresh and floral take on the margarita. The sweet, light flavor of Meyer lemon juice pairs perfectly with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Use blanco (silver) tequila for a milder tequila flavor. If you prefer a tequila-forward flavor, choose aged reposado tequila.
I like to serve this margarita “up” (strained into a chilled glass), but it’s also excellent served over ice.
Meyer Lemon Margarita Recipe
1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila such as Patron or Cabo Wabo
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain
3/4 ounce fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Meyer lemon wheel
Add tequila, elderflower liqueur, Meyer lemon juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.
Makes 1 cocktail
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.
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