Cool, Floral, Spicy & Smoky – A Summer Margarita Glow Up

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Cool, Floral, Spicy & Smoky - A Summer Margarita Glow Up

I know you know how to make a margarita. But I’m going to teach you how to make a margarita that SLAYS. It’s the kind of cocktail that you would be very happy to pay big bucks for at your favorite fancy watering hole. It’s cool, floral, spicy and smoky – a total summer margarita glow up.

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This margarita is so much more than the usual formula of tequila + triple sec + lime. She has tequila and lime, yes, but also smoky mezcal, floral St. Germain elderflower liqueur, along with muddled cucumber, lime, fresh jalapenos and cilantro. Together they are a symphony of flavors, and one that packs a punch too, and this cocktail is a great way to flex your newfound mixology skills on your friends.

How to Elevate A Basic Margarita

One way to level up a basic cocktail is to use more than one type of booze – with flavors that are complimentary to each other. This cocktail has three types – tequila, mezcal (tequila’s smoky & sultry cousin) and elderflower liqueur. We make this with a one to one to one ratio, meaning each cocktail has one part tequila, one part mezcal and one part St. Germain.

Another way to infuse cocktails with more flavor is to use a cocktail muddler. Muddling ingredients in a cocktail shaker basically means to mash the living heck out of them, which extracts flavor, oils and juice from whatever you’re muddling. In this case, we muddle limes, cucumber, jalapenos and cilantro which makes a zesty, cool and spicy pulp at the bottom of the shaker.

Next, we add ice and the tequila, mezcal, and elderflower liqueur and shake, shake shake it up to blend all the flavors together.

Finally, adding fancy salt to the rim is key. In the case of this Tequila, Mezcal and Elderflower Cocktail we added black sea salt, but pink salt would also be good here. That’s it! now you can make the most refreshing, floral, spicy and smoky summer margarita of your dreams.

Cool, Floral, Spicy & Smoky - A Summer Margarita Glow Up

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Cool, Floral, Spicy & Smoky - A Summer Margarita Glow Up

Cool, Floral, Spicy & Smoky Margarita

Alison Needham
Here is a fresh recipe for a margarita that SLAYS. It’s the kind of cocktail that you would be very happy to pay big bucks for at your favorite fancy watering hole. It’s cool, floral, spicy and smoky – a total summer margarita glow up.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 272 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Instructions
 

  • Rub the lips of two glasses with a cut lime and dip into sea salt and place the long, thin cucumber slices around the inside of the glass in a spiral shape. Set aside.
  • Put the cucumber slices, jalapeno slices, quartered lime and cilantro sprigs into a cocktail shaker and muddle using a cocktail muddler or a thick handle of a wooden utensil. Smash everything up until there is a nice juicy pulp at the bottom of the shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with crushed ice and add the tequila, St. Germain, and mezcal. Cover the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Carefully fill the glasses with crushed ice and strain the cocktail into them. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1219IUVitamin C: 118mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cocktail, Elderflower Cocktail, Mezcal Cocktail, Summer Margarita
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  1. Ann Omega says:

    5 stars
    I was desperate for something on this hot, sweltering day and found your delicious margarita recipe. Totally blown away. It was what I needed and was literally floating after sipping on it. I have shared the recipe with all my girl friends. Lol.

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