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Stealth Margarita

A refreshing and delicious spin from Ghost Donkey in NYC.

The frozen margarita machine at Ghost Donkey bears a simple phrase, refrescante y delicioso, and the house spin on the classic cocktail is exactly that: refreshing and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. blanco tequila
  • ½ oz. elderflower liqueur
  • ½ oz. agave syrup (1:1 mixture of agave nectar and water)
  • ¾ oz. cucumber purée
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes chili tincture
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:cucumber, citrus salt

Preparation

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender with about 5 ice cubes and blend at high speed. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish.

Cucumber Purée: Peel and chop 1 cucumber, then blend with 2 oz. of water.

Citrus Salt: Use a microplane grater to remove the zest from 1½ limes, 1 lemon, 1 orange, and ½ of a grapefruit, then combine with 1½ pounds of sea salt.

Chili Tincture: Combine 10 grams of dried red arbol chilis with 1 cup of 100-proof vodka. Let it sit for 5 days, then strain and bottle for use.

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