Cocktail Hour: Grand Margarita

This highly refreshing cocktail pairs sour lime with earthy tequila notes, adding Grand Marnier’s cognac and bitter orange flavour for a refined smoothness and a heightened drinking experience. This version is made with Espolon Tequila, an authentic tequila with an ultra-cool artistic label and bottle that’s the perfect addition to any bar cart. Espolon and its packaging were inspired by revolutionary Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who, through his ground-breaking politically charged art, brought new ways of thinking and spurred change.  

1 oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

1 oz Espolon Tequila

¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice

½ oz agave or simple syrup (to taste)

Ice cubes

Limes to garnish

Fill a wide, shallow dish with 2 to 3 mm of fine salt. Cut a lime in half at the width and rub around half of the rim of a margarita glass. Cut a thin, crosswise slice from one of the lime halves for garnish. Holding glass upside down, dip wet half delicately into the salt. Shake Grand Marnier, Espolon Tequila and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into glass and apply lime garnish to rim. 

-recipe courtesy Campari Group

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