The truth is, I got this recipe several years ago from a Grand Marnier ad in a magazine!! It’s shaken, not stirred (yeah, baby!), not the frozen, slushy kind. It is the best margarita I’ve ever made or had, and everyone I know has said the same!!
I know it sounds like a product plug, but I guarantee that neither I nor anyone I know is an employee of or rep for Grand Marnier!
Grand Marnier Margarita
30 ml/1 oz Grand Marnier liqueur
30 ml/1 oz Tequila
30 ml/1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Pour all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to your liking and strain into a margarita glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.
I know that in California (and perhaps the rest of the USA), there are a myriad of options for tequilas. In Canada (and especially where I live), our options are fewer. I recommend Sauza Conmemorativo Imported Tequila Anejo (Aged) – super smooth and especially lovable in this drink.
These are freakin’ potent! And exceptionally quaffable, especially on a hot summer day!! Please drink responsibly and plan ahead for your guests if you aim to serve these delightful drinkies! Taxis are always one option; invest in knee and elbow pads if you think walking seems viable – trust me on this one!!
If you somehow miraculously don’t finish the bottle of Grand Marnier and are looking for other ideas on how to use it, the Grand Marnier web site offers lots of other delicious drink recipes (complete with tasting notes and pairing suggestions), plus a deck of decadent dessert offerings!
My own pairing suggestion: serve these babies with our own Grilled Citrus Jalapeno Shrimp!!
~ One of Seven