My new favorite cocktail is this Italian Margarita.
It is a combination of tequila and lime, with a combination of Italian liqueurs (Aperol and Luxardo) to substitute for the triple sec.
Aperol is an Italian light herbal aperitif with a light alcohol content.
Luxardo cherry liqueur has been produced in Italy since the early nineteenth century.
The resulting cocktail is fruity fresh, with a little bit of bitterness, but not too much. It's very easy to drink, yet herbal and not overly sweet.
Ingredients1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco
1 ounce Aperol
!/2 ounce cherry liqueur, such as Luxardo
The juice of a lime
Lemon twist to garnish
- Add the tequila, Aperol, cherry liqueur, and lime juice to an ice filled shaker.
- Shake the ingredients for about 30 to 60 seconds, until fully chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.