The Elderflower Margarita.
What’s your cocktail of choice? I have several I rotate between… The Lemon Drop (balanced, refreshing and always delicious), The Vesper (almost a savory cocktail – great for me cause I don’t like things so sweet), and then there’s the Margarita! Made properly, I’m not sure you can beat it. I like mine with fresh lime juice, a quality tequila like Don Julio, and smidge of something sweet like Cointreau or in this case, Elderflower liquor.
If you aren’t familiar with Elderflower, it is used in the famous St-Germain Cocktail. It consists of St-Germain Elderflower Liquor, dry white wine, and club soda … it’s like a cool summer breeze in the middle of a heat wave. It is very famous in our family in particular, because my cousins have perfected the recipe and serve it in the summer on the rooftop deck of their Brooklyn home, overlooking Lower Manhattan. The whole experience is really quite dreamy. This got me thinking…”why don’t we move to Brooklyn?” – No, not really – although that would be pretty amazing. It really got me thinking “this yummy floral Elderflower liquor is so delicious in the St-Germain Cocktail, why not give it a go in other drinks as well?” Did you just see that light bulb go on?
And that is how the soon-to-be-famous-in-our-family “Elderflower Margarita” came to be. It’s bright and fresh, with floral notes and citrus, and pairs perfectly with good tequila. I would have to say it is dangerously delicious (what can I say I like to do my research).
As a matter of fact, for #SuperBowl50 we’re going full on Mexican fiesta, and making the Elderflower Margarita our official SB50 drink of choice!? It will be fantastico along side our Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa, Mexican Pizzas, Homemade “Refried” Beans, Holy Guacamole, Cheesy Corn Dip and Salsa Suprema!? I almost can’t wait until Sunday – I may need to retest my recipe after I finish writing this. LOL.?
How bout you? How do you toast the Super Bowl? Wine, beer, mojitos?…spill the refried beans already!! LOL I’m here when you’re ready share.
- 2 ounces good reposado tequila (my suggestion: Don Julio rocks!)
- 1 ounce St-Germain Elderflower Liquor
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- sliced lime wheel for garnish
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain and serve with a lime wheel slice garnish.