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 and food photo by Christian Leue

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

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
Salt

Directions

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.

• Try it as a flip. Combine all ingredients (no salt) and dry shake, fine strain and 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, the white of one egg or three tablespoons of aquafaba and shake with ice until well chilled. Strain into a tulip glass and garnish with a dash of Smoked Cinnamon.

 

Food image and recipe © Christian Leue. Questions? Contact christian@laboiteny.com