sweet and noble margarita

What a week! We hailed chiefs, celebrated friends, extended birthday wishes (ahoy, Morgen!) and now drink to a zestful anniversary. February 22 is National Margarita Day and considering the sun is out, the snow is melting and there’s plenty of limes to be had this time of year (at the grocer), we joyously salute the Mexican marvel.

Sweet and Noble margarita by larks & japes using Casa Noble Crystal Tequila & Sweety Drops brine

While the exact creator of the lively libation is uncertain, legend has it that a Dallas socialite who spent her holidays in Acapulco, Margaret “Margarita” Sames, is this delicious cocktail’s namesake. Of course there was a saucy Texan behind this perfection! To commemorate her contribution, we’re offering up a version using the slightly spicy brine of Sweety Drops paired with the buttery, citrus notes of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila. Gracias Ms. Sames!

sweet and noble margarita
recipe type: cocktail
serves: 1
If you haven't got a jar of Sweety Drops on hand, make a quick chili syrup. 1¼ cup water : 1 cup sugar + 1 jalapeño seeded (unless you like it hot) Over medium heat, bring water & sugar to a boil latter dissolves then add jalapeños. Reduce heat to lowest setting and leave peppers to steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain and store in a clean, airtight jar. Refrigerate after use.
  • 2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau (or triple-sec)
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz Sweety Drops liquid (or 1 TB chili syrup)
  • ice
  • sea salt & sugar
  1. Split a Sweety Drop (or use lime wedge) in half and run around your glass rim.
  2. After mixing salt and sugar on a plate, dip rim to lightly coat.
  3. Pour tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and brine into a cocktail shaker.
  4. Add ice and work that thing.
  5. Strain into a glass full of clear ice cubes.
  6. Garnish with a cute Sweety Drop or lime wheel.

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