Early this morning my Dear Husband and I were listening to A Good Noise on kzum.org. He doesn’t usually share my (ahem, excellent) taste in music, but even he was dancing around, coffee in hand. I was poking through the refrigerator and contemplating the bits and bobs, remnants of recipes past. I think it was partly the music, but I found myself mixing up some margaritas. Yes, just after dawn. They’re in a little pitcher in the refrigerator now, and we’ll enjoy them late tonight. I had some leftover simple syrup flavored with orange flower water and vanilla from the bostock I made yesterday, and, well, I’m going to blame Lyle Lovett for the inspiration. This is how I make a margarita. The orange flower water and vanilla are subtle, so you won’t mistake this for a girly drink. It’s potent, and it’s delicious. Superbowl anyone?
Orange Flower Water Margarita
Yield: 2 drinks
½ c. tequila (I used Don Julio Añejo.)
¼ c. orange liqueur (I used Cointreau.)
¼ c. fresh lime juice
¼ c. orange flower water simple syrup (recipe here) (If you used this for bostock, filter out any brioche crumbs!) (Or, you may use any simple syrup, one part water and one part sugar boiled until the sugar has dissolved.)
salt for the rim of your glasses, if you wish
ice for chilling
lime wedges for garnish, if you wish
- If you wish, rub the rim of your glasses lightly with a wedge of lime. Dip them into a saucer of coarse salt.
- Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into glasses and serve with a wedge of lime.