Here is a margarita bold enough to stand up to a great dry-aged steak.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is known for having in-house butchers and dry aging steaks for a 28-day minimum. The Texas-based chain of premier meat Meccas also has a stellar lineup of cocktails. The Pappas Bros. Margarita is one of them, and it’s far from your typical tequila slushy. The drink is a silky smooth tipple that balances bright and tart flavors. Taste for yourself.
The Pappas Bros. Margarita
Hibiscus vanilla salt, optional (recipe follows)
1½ ounces Siembra Valles Blanco (or preferred blanco tequila)
¾ ounce triple sec (preferably Combier Original Triple Sec)
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce agave nectar
Lime wedge, for garnish
Rim a rocks glass with hibiscus vanilla salt.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake for 10 – 15 seconds. Fill glass with ice and strain margarita over the ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Hibiscus Vanilla Salt
1 cup salt
4 ounces dried hibiscus flowers
½ cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
Combine all ingredients in a dry blender for 45 seconds until finely ground.
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