Tarragon Margarita Recipe

Let's face it: Some dudes want to get into the spirit of Cinco De Mayo but are too progressive and sophisticated to slurp up frozen margaritas while wearing a sombrero. That's okay. We got ya.

Did you even know that there was an organic tequila? Tierras dedicated itself to making environmentally responsible tequila since before it launched in 2008, and ever since, the company has remained committed to producing organic agave and tequilas that hold their own against the big boys—even if they come in a bottle made from recycled glass.

Craig Bridger, mixologist at Watty & Meg in Brooklyn's leafy Cobble Hill neighborhood, decided to pair Tierras' reposado, aged four to six months in white oak barrels, with tarragon-infused agave nectar*, and he came away thrilled with the results.

"I think tarragon is under-utilized in cocktails," he explains, "and the bittersweet anise character provides an interesting counterpoint to the spicy agave in Tierras."

It's also a sophisticated alternative when you want to drink a refreshing margarita, during Cinco De Mayo or anytime.

*You can infuse agave nectar by placing tarragon leaves in a jar of agave nectar and putting it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Tarragon Margarita Recipe
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  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Tierras Reposado
  • 1 ounce tarragon-infused agave nectar (or simple syrup)
  • 4 drops Cholula hot sauce
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  1. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a pinch of fresh ground black pepper.
  3. Enjoy.
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