A well-made Margarita is a pure joy to drink, but sometimes you crave a more sinful cocktail. This tasty twist on the tequila classic calls for red wine, adding a dash of color and earthiness to the mix. Quick tip: Skip the salted rim as it clashes with the wine’s acidity. Plus, it looks too much like a halo.
- 1 1/2 ounce blanco tequila
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce red wine (ideally a fruity medium-bodied wine such as cabernet franc)
- Garnish: lime wheel
In a pint glass, add the tequila, lime juice and syrup with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Float the red wine over the glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel.