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St. Germain Margarita

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Ready to shake things up with a twist on the classic margarita? Let’s explore the St. Germain Margarita, a sophisticated yet approachable cocktail that marries traditional Mexican vibes with a touch of French flair. This drink is all about refreshing flavors with an elegant take, great for any occasion when you want to impress without much fuss.

Starting with the base, the blanco tequila is crisp and vibrant, carrying the heart of the agave with a smooth finish that doesn’t overpower. It provides the perfect foundation for a cocktail that respects the margarita’s roots yet dares to innovate.

St. Germain, a type of elderflower liqueur from France, adds an almost whimsical, floral tone that elevates the cocktail from ordinary to extraordinary. This liqueur is delicate yet distinct, with soft floral notes that pair wonderfully with the sharpness of the citrus elements in the recipe. No margarita is complete without lime, and here it’s no different. The lime juice adds the essential zesty kick, a refreshing acidity that cuts through the sweetness and complements both the tequila and elderflower liqueur beautifully.

To balance the tartness, agave syrup lends a natural sweetness that echoes the earthy tones of the tequila. It’s subtle yet necessary, ensuring the drink maintains its cocktail character without veering into overly sweet territory.

Finally, top it off with a splash of tonic water, which introduces a slight effervescence that lifts the entire drink. The tonic’s subtle bitterness plays off the sweet floral notes of St. Germain and the bright lime, creating a layered cocktail experience that is both invigorating and soothing.

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Step 1: Rim your glass with lime and lime sea salt. Set aside. ⁠

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Step 2: Pour all ingredients aside from the tonic water into a cocktail shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.⁠

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Step 3: Add fresh lime wheels to glass, then strain the mixture into your prepared glass over fresh ice.

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Step 4: Top the glass off with tonic water and garnish.

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So, grab your shaker and give the St. Germain Margarita a go. Enjoy this lovely blend of flavors that’s sure to add a dash of elegance to your evening.

St. Germain Margarita

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Rim your glass with lime and lime sea salt. Set aside. ⁠
  2. Step 2 – Pour all ingredients aside from the tonic water into a cocktail shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.⁠
  3. Step 3 – Add fresh lime wheels to glass, then strain the mixture into your prepared glass over fresh ice. 
  4. Step 4 – Top the glass off with tonic water and garnish.

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