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How to Make a Mezcal Marigold Margarita
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This super simple cocktail is salty, citrusy, and smoky, what more could you ask for?

Recipe

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 1
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For the Marigold Syrup

ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dried marigold flowers

For the Margarita

ingredients

  • Sea salt
  • 3-4 dried marigold flowers
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup mezcal
  • 2 tablespoons marigold syrup, recipe below

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the marigold syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Once boiling, remove from heat, stir in flowers, cover and let steep at least 15 minutes but up to 2 hours.

  • Step 2

    To make the margarita: Pour about 1/4 cup of salt on a shallow dish. Crumble 2 marigold flowers into salt and then rub the salt and flowers together.

  • Step 3

    Cut lime in half. Take one lime half and cut into thick slices. Rub one lime slice around the edge of a rocks glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the marigold salt and fill the glass with ice.

  • Step 4

    Fill a shaker with ice. Squeeze the remaining 3 lime wedges into the shaker, add mezcal and syrup. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with crumbled marigold flower and a lime wedge.

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