PIOPIKO Lavender Margarita

At Piopiko, the restaurant bar at the new Ace Hotel outpost in Kyoto, Japan, the menu features a blend of delicious updates on old classics, like this soft herbal take on the classic Margarita, made with a lavender-infused reposado tequila.

1½ oz. lavender-infused reposado tequila
¾ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
Dash of saline solution (1:1 water to salt)
Splash of agave nectar
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: fresh lavender sprig and dehydrated lime wheel

Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish.

Lavender-Infused Reposado Tequila: Add a few sprigs of dry lavender to a bottle of reposado tequila. Let infuse for 48 hours. Strain the sprigs out of the bottle before use.

Piopiko, Ace Hotel, Kyoto 

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