Cinco de Mayo without margaritas would be a crime. I love a good margarita that's made with quality ingredients. So for this recipe I stepped it up a notch by adding elderflower liqueur to these popular Mexican cocktails. Is it 5 o'clock yet?
Margaritas are an easy and festive drink anytime but they are really perfect for this holiday. After all, who really needs an excuse to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Enjoying dinner with the neighbors is something my family regularly does once the weather warms. On the menu were jerk fish tacos with a mango cilantro salsa. The dish called for margaritas as an accompaniment.
Typically my margaritas consist of an orange flavored liqueur like Grand Marnier and you can get that recipe here. Now that's a pricey bottle of liquor. With a full bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur on the shelf we found the perfect substitution and a little goes a long way.
As always my margaritas have a secret ingredient that brings out the best flavor in this cocktail. Powdered sugar dissolved into the lime juice adds the perfect sweetness to this afternoon beverage.
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?
Silver Elderflower Margarita
Serves 2. Total time: 5 minutes. Printable recipe
- 1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
- 2 ounces tequila (I used 1800 Tequila Silver)
- 3 ounces fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Kosher salt
- Lime wheels or wedges
Pour enough kosher salt on a plate. Run fresh lime around the rim of two rocks glasses. Dip both glasses in kosher salt. Fill each glass with ice.
Mix together the lime juice and the powdered sugar stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the tequila and the elderflower liqueur and stir, pour over ice and garnish with fresh lime.