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Beyond Margaritas

EvergreenDan | Aug 23, 201304:10 PM

I was at Five Horses Tavern (Davis Sq, Somerville, MA) last night and had their Sent From Above -- essentially a Margarita made with Aperol for the orange liqueur. I liked it a lot, but thought it was too sweet (no doubt because it includes agave nectar).

So tonight I tried:
1 1/2 Blanco tequila (Hornitos)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Vida)
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Aperol
~1/2 oz lime juice (actually I used 1 oz, which was too much, then I had to fuss with it).

I liked it a lot. I'd use all tequila in lieu of mezcal for a cleaner, more accessible, variation.

Now I'm not really interested in "Strawberry / Peach / Guava / Durian Margarita" ideas. (Actually if someone want to try the last one, I want to read about it.) But how about variations that would be interesting to someone who is looking for something more unusual than a well-made craft Margarita. Not that we're gonna agree on exactly what that is. ;)

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