By now it’s pretty obvious (after this cocktail post), I have a thing for margaritas. I was looking for a refreshing spin on the classic favorite and stumbled upon the idea of replacing triple sec with elderflower liqueur for a sweet and floral mix-up. I’ll admit, for as much as I love elderflower, I never thought about mixing it with tequila. But I was totally missing out before now. The sweetness of the elderflower was just enough that the margarita didn’t require simple syrup or any other sweetener. This recipe was so easy to recreate. Did I mention there are only 3 ingredients!?
So what is elderflower liqueur you ask? Don’t worry—you’re not alone—my hubs had never heard of it either. St. Germain (pronounced San-Jer-Man), a popular elderflower liqueur, is made from small, white, flowers picked in the French Alps. The company’s website reports the flowers are hand-picked, placed on a bicycle and taken to the processing center. How cute is that? A little side note—because the liqueur is not preserved, the shelf-life is only 6 months.
So get to do yourself a favor and try this tasty cocktail tonight…you won’t be disappointed!
St. Germain Margarita
- 3 oz tequila (I used Camerena)
- 3 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1 small lime squeezed (around 1 oz)
1. Fill margarita glass with ice cubes and set aside. You could chose to add coarse salt to the rim if desired.
2. Add tequila, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold. Strain over prepared glass.