This smoky, spicy margarita is quintessentially New Mexican and so delicious!
NewMexcal Smoky Joven Agave Spirit, Green Sauce green chile liqueur, ORANGE you glad to see me? Artisan, Small-Batch Triple Sec, freshly squeezed lime juice and just a touch of simple syrup make this delightfully complex and refreshing cocktail.
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RECIPE:2 oz NewMexcal Smoky Joven Agave Spirit
1 oz Green Sauce green chile liqueur
1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
.5 oz ORANGE you glad to see me? triple sec/orange liqueur
.5 oz simple syrup (recipe follows)
optional: 1 1/2 tsp sea salt or kosher salt (for the rim)
PREPARE THE GLASS:
If you like a salted rim, rub part or all of your glass rim with a lime wedge and dip into kosher or sea salt.
MAKE THE COCKTAIL:
Combine NewMexcal, Green Sauce liqueur, Orange You Glad to See Me? orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake it up. Strain into the prepared glass.
SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE:It really couldn't be much simpler to make your own simple syrup! Make a batch and keep it in your fridge to have on hand when you are mixing up cocktails!
1 c granulated sugar (we use organic cane sugar)
8 oz water
Combine sugar and water in either a small pot or a microwavable, 4 cup glass measuring cup. In a pot on the stove: Stir well to dissolve over medium heat. When all sugar is dissolved, increase to high heat and cook just to boiling. Remove from heat and let cool. In microwave: Stir well then heat for 30 seconds. Stir to dissolve. Repeat until all sugar is dissolved. Heat again for one more minute, watching carefully. As soon as it begins to boil, stop oven and remove from microwave to cool.
Store simple syrup in glass container in the refrigerator, up to 2 weeks.