English Garden Margarita

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Light, vegetal and aromatic, this British twist on a Margarita from London’s Oxo Tower is a breath of fresh, tequila-spiked air. “I wanted to create a drink that was representative of not only myself, but of England,” says bartender Sophie Bratt. “Being a Yorkshire girl living in London, I love to escape to the parks of London to read, so I gathered a lot of inspiration from the surroundings.” Lightly muddled sugar snap peas and mint release their vibrant oils, which pair beautifully with orange flower water and a homemade Earl Grey tea syrup. “I absolutely love Earl Grey tea and my nan always told me it was very British, making it perfect for the floral and botanical tone of the Margarita,” says Bratt. If you’re skeptical about a British take on a Mexican cocktail and need some convincing, consider this: It was a finalist in Patrón’s prestigious 2017 Margarita of the Year competition. How’s that for credentials?

English Garden Margarita

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz Tequila
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Apricot Liqueur
  • .5 oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup
  • 3 drops asdasdasd
  • 2 sugar snap peas
  • 2 sprigs of Mint
  • pumpkin oil
  • Smoked salt, for the rim

INSTRUCTIONS

Contributed by Sophie Bratt