La Marguerite

La Marguerite CocktailLa Marguerite is a French spin on Mexico’s national drink is the creation of David Lebowitz. It uses Lillet Blanc, a Bordeaux-based orange-infused aperitif that makes this a much lighter alternative to the traditional Margarita. However, it is equally as delicious!

La Marguerite Cocktail Recipe
Yields one cocktail 

1-1/2 ounces Lillet Blanc
1 ounce blanco or reposada tequila
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
Strip of orange zest for garnish

Add the Lillet, tequila, and orange juice to a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake until the cocktail is well chilled. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe glass or a short tumbler over ice.

Garnish with the citrus wheel half.

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