Vanilla Margarita

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Patrón Reposado tequila
2/3 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Vanilla sugar syrup
4 drop Bob's Vanilla bitters
2 drop Difford's Saline Solution (or ½ pinch salt)
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Review:

A classic Margarita with a hint of vanilla.

History:

I first drank Vanilla Margaritas in 1998 at London's Café Pacifico and I drank a lot of them. I also drank VDQs (Vanilla Daiquiris) at Teatro on Shaftesbury Avenue - often on the same night. The former (Café Pacifico is an early evening haunt) was made with tequila infused with a vanilla pod while the latter (Teatro was most definitely a place to finish a night) was made with vanilla-infused Havana 3yo rum. And way before that, I drank McDonald's Vanilla shakes and ate vanilla ice-cream. Who doesn't like vanilla?

I used to, and sometimes still do, make my Vanilla Margaritas just the same way as my regular Margaritas, only based on vanilla-infused tequila (Café Pacifico-style) but thanks to a comment by Vincent Dufour on this very page, (on 5th December 2020) I developed this recipe (that's even better when also made with vanilla-infused tequila).

Nutrition:

There are approximately 182 calories in one serving of Vanilla Margarita.

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