Autumn Margarita

A few simple twists carry a classic summer cocktail gracefully into fall. Mishmish N.33’s honey, lemon, and saffron amplify the lush spiciness of aged tequila. The traditional orange liqueur and lime juice keep it refreshing as a cool autumn breeze.

Mishmish N.33 – Recipe by Christian Leue

Makes 1 drink


1.5       ounces añejo tequila
3/4     ounce orange liqueur (your preference, I like Combier)
3/4     ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2      tsp Mishmish N.33
-or for an approximation-
1/4      tsp granulated honey
4          saffron threads, crushed
1/8      tsp dried lemon zest



1. Combine all ingredients except salt in a shaker filled with ice and shake well until chilled.

2. Fine strain into a coupe glass rimmed with coarse flaky salt.

Fun to try

Rim the glass with Cancale N.11 instead of plain salt. The fennel and orange make the drink even more savory and fall friendly.


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