Mandarin Margarita

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by Nancy Newcomer

This cocktail was invented quite accidentally over Memorial Day weekend at my sister’s walnut ranch. We were set to make the Cucumber Cilantro Margarita from the in Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach and realized we were missing sweet & sour mix. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention…Outside the kitchen window, a mandarin tree loaded with fruit-need I say more? A drink is born.

Mandarin Margarita
Makes 1 drink

1 ½ oz tequila (I love Patron silver for a top shelf drink)
4 slices cucumber
Pinch Fresh Cilantro
2 tsp Agave Nectar
Juice from one fresh mandarin orange
1 TB Fresh Lime Juice
A splash of St Germain liqueur

1. In shaker, muddle cucumber with agave nectar and cilantro.
2. Add tequila, mandarin, & lime juice.
3. Shake well
4. Pour over ice & garnish with a slice of cucumber, mandarin wheel and a cilantro leaf.

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