Sweet, simple, and fantastic, The "Trophy" Margarita is an herbal twist on the original and is just as easy to make. While the drink was designed for Oscar viewing parties, it is fantastic for far too many occasions to count and is a perfect way to impress guests with something unexpected.
This margarita features a great tequila called Roca Patron, an upgrade from Patron Tequila that takes their already reliable and smooth tequilas to a new level. The reposado is everything you would expect from the top-shelf version. Though it is sold at a higher price point, it is still worth mixing into a great cocktail, you will just want to be more selective.
Once you have this tequila in hand, the rest of the margarita is easy and it features the always lovely lavender simple syrup, which replaces triple sec in the original Margarita. The syrup actually takes longer to cool than it does to make and if you are a lavender-lover like me, you will find that it is essential in your bar.
A last note on the presentation of the drink... To create candied lavender for the garnish, simply use this candied flowers technique with sprigs of lavender. As an alternative (because perfect lavender blooms are not always available), you could rim your glass with this easy lavender sugar.
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (with a sugar rim, if desired).
- Garnish with candied lavender.
Recipe Courtesy: Patron Spirits
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|