Have you been to the house of Marnier lately? It’s worth a visit… the website is sooo Barneys New York, sooo chic, sooo haute cocktail! the old school, hand-rendered illustrations paired with the modern graffiti-inspired typography puts it on a par with another perfect pairing: tequila and lime. add some classic french liqueur for a libational ménage à trois… and voilà-c’est magie! or as we yankees would know it, la margarita. why screw with a classic? don’t mess around. oh, i can’t stand the puns.
HOUSE OF MARNIER MARGARITA:
* 1 oz Grand Marnier® liqueur
* 1½ oz tequila
* ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
* Lime wedge on rim
(For an authentic presentation, garnish the rim of the glass with salt. Begin by filling a wide, shallow dish with 2 to 3 mm of fine salt. Cut a lemon in half and rub the cut side around the rim of the glass. Then, holding the glass upside down, dip it delicately into the salt, so that it adheres to the rim to a thickness of 2 or 3 mm. Turn the glass upright and wait a few minutes.)
Created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, Grand Marnier is the flagship liqueur of the House of Grand Marnier. A blend of exotic bitter oranges and the finest Cognac, Grand Marnier relies on a secret recipe passed down through six generations of the Marnier Lapostolle family. $38.00 per 750-ml bottle www.GrandMarnier.com