Thirsty Thursday: May Day Margarita

By: Kelsey Vala
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It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

The early days of May are chock-full of toast-worthy celebrations: Since today is May Day and Monday is Cinco de Mayo, combine the celebrations with this Lavender Margarita where our favorite south-of-the-border cocktail combines with a spring-centric floral aroma.

A botanical lavender simple syrup brightens a classic pitcher of silver tequila, Cointreau and lime. Rim the margarita glasses with dried lavender petals and sugar for a stunning result. Ole!

Bottoms up, folks.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. lavender simple syrup
  • 1/2 lime
  • sugar
  • dried lavender

Directions:

In a shaker, combine 2 oz. silver tequila, 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. simple syrup and the juice of half a lime and let sit. On a plate, mix the sugar and dried lavender and use it to rim the outside of a rocks glass. Fill the glass with ice. Shake and strain the contents of the strainer into the glass.

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