Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass half-rimmed with salt. Or I actually prefer Margaritas on the rocks.


A grown-up Margarita. Lingeringly bitter and complex, with peppery flavors from the tequila. Less tequila-forward than a well-made authentic Margarita.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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Dan Chadwick, Kindred Cocktails
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  • I used Casamigos Reposado, not quite anejo, but very good stuff with strong vanilla notes. I think could use a bit more Cynar. Not sure about more lime, citrus seemed balanced to me.
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A little bitter, a little spicy. I'll try a bit less orange next time. I used Don Julio Anejo.

Tried this as above and liked it. Creole Shrubb works really well with the tequila and Cynar. But on my second try I made a small modification using Bittermans Xocolatl mole bitters in place of the Angostura orange. For me that made it even better!