Cinco de de Mayo meet Rosa Picante, The Margarita of the Year posted in: Food and Beverage
I come up for air for the first time since January and with wide-eye surprise say, “¡Hola Mayo!”
Needless then to say that it’s been steady nose to the grindstone for me all year. I’m not complaining, but I will take the holiday as reason enough to take a beat and spice things up with a delicious cocktail.
And when I say cocktail on Cinco de Mayo, I mean Margarita….on this date is there realllly any other? What I have in mind to imbibe is not your average everyday ‘rita. I shall celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Rosa Picante Margarita – which by the way, holds the 2016 title of Margarita of the Year (yes, there truly is such a title).
The Rosa Picante Margarita was presented by Jordan Corney of San Antonio. The bartender was quoted saying, “Jalapeño margaritas are everywhere. I was looking for a way to take that and dress it up a little.” – and that he certainly did. This spicy yet subtle cocktail has hints of rosewater for a splash of sophistication. And the presentation is gorgeous – behold the beautiful snap below from Rebecca of Sugar and Soul.
Here’s what you’ll need and the method to the beautiful madness:
2 oz Patrón Silver
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Lime
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Ginger Syrup
+ Barspoon of Jalapeño Oil
+ Dash of rosewater
+ Rose petal sea salt
+Rose Petal and Jalapeño slice, optoinal
Combine tequilas, lime juice, ginger syrup and jalapeño oil in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe that has been half-rimmed with rose sea salt, and top with a dash of rose water. Garnish with a rose petal and/or jalapeño slice, if available.
Enjoy solo or serve this beautiful and daring drink up for your friends.