This is the best fresh margarita recipe you need. Once you try it, you’ll say good bye (forever!) to those overly sweet, sticky frozen messes that are typically called margaritas. Also, wave adios to those margarita glasses you use only once a year. This elegant, sophisticated and fresh version of this popular libation deserves to be served in a champagne coupe. Prepare to discover the best fresh margarita recipe around … and never turn back. Enjoy!
We discovered this life-changing margarita while vacation in one of our favorite spots. Created by the world-class mixologists at Aspen’s Element 47, an elegant lobby bar housed within the luxurious (and often infamous) Little Nell hotel, this cocktail is traditionally made table side. With a clever nod to the origins of the restaurant’s name (a reference to Aspen’s history as a silver mining town), it is typically garnished with silver leaf and cooled using liquid nitrogen. And at $47 a pop, it should be. We’ve adapted the recipe a bit for our at-home version and think it’s just as good! Plus, it’s significantly less expensive. Everybody wins! Cheers!
THE MARGARITA 47
3 ounces Patron Silver tequila
1.5 ounces Grand Marnier
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce filtered water
Lime for garnish
Edible Silver Leaf (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass (we love this Hatch mixing glass from Crate & Barrel) and stir thoroughly. Salt rim of each serving glass. Pour drink mixture over crushed ice and garnish with a lime. Serve immediately. (Recipe courtesy: The Little Nell – Aspen)
ADD A BIT OF FUN TO YOUR FIESTA WITH THESE DECOR ITEMS:
Colorful Piñatas — I fell in love with these mini donkey pints when I found them. They are just perfect for this dinner party or any Cinco de Mayo celebration. So. Stinking. Cute!!!
Cute Sombreros — these sombreros are perfect to place at each individual place setting. They make a super adorable statement for guests as they sit down!
Mexican Serape Table Runner — adding a runner to the center of the table for a pop of color is one of the easiest ways to make an impact. This Mexican serape runner is just perfect for our Cinco celebration. To fully cover the length of the table, I used two runners.
Did you try this idea? Share it on Instagram with the hashtag #makeeverydayanevent and tag @makeeverydayanevent! Looking for some additional Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas? Check out this recipe for the Paloma!