Meyer Lemon Margarita

meyerlemonmargaritaHappy National Margarita Day! I’m not sure who started this holiday, but I’m positive I like the way it’s celebrated. This cocktail uses fresh Meyer lemons, mint and honey to bring a new twist to a beloved classic. This combo gives it a fresh taste that will certainly lift your spirits.

Meyer Lemon Margarita

1 1/2 ounces honey
3-4 generous sprigs of fresh mint
1 ounce fresh Meyer lemon juice
2 ounces tequila

Muddle the mint and honey at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add lemon and tequila, then shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass (serve over ice if desired).

I used Casa Noble Crystal tequila.  This tequila had a nice smooth quality that worked well with the lemon and honey, as a more peppery tequila would have distracted from the flavor combinations. You can use your favorite brand, but be sure it’s 100% agave tequila.

*Casa Noble provided me with tequila for review/recipe purposes. However, this is not an advertisement and they did not control the content of the post.

4 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Margarita

  1. I tried this tonight! I love the flavor combination, but I think it’s a good idea to shake this without any ice — if it’s cold, the honey is prone to stick to the bottom of the shaker in one minty lump. Shaking without ice worked much better.

  2. Good point about the honey. I had stirred it around with the muddler before shaking so I didn’t have an issue with it sticking. But I didn’t mention that in the instructions because it was something I did without thinking about it.

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