I planned to try out the Italian Sidecar from Rufus’ Guide tonight, but, with my liquor cabinet depleted since the move, I found myself without brandy or cognac — oops! Back to the drawing board, and time to get creative with ingredients on hand.
We all know about my recent fascination with Chambord, and with summer coming up, a margarita seemed like a good option, so why not a Chambord margarita?
With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, this is a great drink to sip on the back porch… that is, if you don’t mind a little French in your Mexican. Go ahead and insert your own dirty joke here. I know there’s one in here somewhere.
Inspired by this recipe found on Pinterest
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz Chambord
1 oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau
4 oz sour mix*
Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake briskly until cold, and strain into a salt-rimmed glass over ample ice.
* Homemade is so much better than store-bought. Mix two parts simple syrup with one part lime juice and one part lemon juice.