ORIGINAL SPIRITS: THE ‘RITA Thursday, February 21, 2013
And our ‘Rita Margarita trumps what has sadly become the norm, because we give the standard Margarita mix a pass, because mixes are blech.
Rather, we build ours with a base of housemade Triple Sec (grain alcohol, sugar, orange zest), as well as a couple dashes of Saint Germain elderflower liqueur.
Next comes the lime juice and then, of course, the showstopper: Tequila—in this case a citrusy and peppery shot of 100 percent blue agave Leyenda del Milagro Blanco.
Shake it all up, pour it all out into an agave–nectar-and-Maldon–salt-rimmed rocks glass, spritz it with some Orange Flower Water, garnish it with an origami-like, flower-shaped candied orange rind and voilà! A Margarita that’ll start your Rs rolling.