The Friday Tipple: Margarita Aperitif

TGIF, Boozers. No, seriously. What with wildfires, torrential rains, Republican presidential candidates debating ponzi schemes, and new jobs proposals before a joint session of Congress, we are beat. Exhausted. Wiped out. Ready for a calming drink to start off the weekend.

Because we are absolutely in love with last week’s Last Gasp of Summer Liqueur, we came up with a way to simplify our own margarita into the barest essentials. The result is clean and soothing, perfect for sipping while you rest your weary bones at the end of a trying week. Do it. You’ll feel better.

Margarita Aperitif

This tiny little drink is actually perfect either before or after a meal, and we recently tried it as a palate cleanser during dinner with rave reviews. If you haven’t yet made your own triple sec infusion, we’ve got a quick alternative below.

3/4 ounce silver tequila

1 ounce Last Gasp of Summer liqueur

lime wedge

Pour tequila and liqueur in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an aperitif or sherry glass (a 2-ounce shot glass will also do the trick), squeeze in a wedge of lime, and enjoy.

Quick triple sec infusion: Grab a nice ripe fragrant peach. Cut into chunks and puree in a blender with a dash of tabasco sauce. Add 1/2 cup of triple sec and allow to sit for 3o minutes at room temperature. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and use to substitute for Last Gasp of Summer liqueur.

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  1. […] particular recipe truly captures the flavors of late summer. This liqueur is also perfect in our Margarita Aperitif, which takes the essence of a classic margarita and distills it down into two ounces of perfection. […]


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