Autumn and I have recently been tinkering around the bar, trying to create some new cocktails. Although we’ve come up with some amazing rum-based drinks recently, we thought we would switch things up and try our hand at the lesser-used alcohol of the tiki world: Tequila.
We asked ourselves, “how can we tikify a margarita, while still staying true to its roots”?
We ended up landing on a drink we call “El Escondite”. It contains the basic ingredients of a Margarita (tequila, orange, lime), plus some tropical additions (fresh orange and pineapple juices, Liquor 43, and honey simple syrup).
The following post provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making this drink at home. Let us know what you think in the comments - cheers!
Glassware: Any Glass
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with crushed ice, and add bitters (optional step)
Garnish with a salt rim and lime wedge
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score - 4.5
“El Escondite” is a refreshing take on a standard margarita, while adding layers of complexity and tropical flavors (and still staying true to recipe).
It’s an especially good replacement for those of you who are not huge fans of the flavor of tequila (full disclosure: I’m one of those people), because the fresh juices and honey help mask the alcohol just a tad.
Next time you are serving up a round of margaritas, surprise and delight your guests with this unique twist! Cheers!