Phillip, our manager and food and beverage director here at the Gage Hotel, shared with us his most popular drink recipe that keeps visitors raving and craving, even weeks after their stay. Needless to say, this West Texan knows a thing or two about making an amazing and authentic margarita—and we are lucky enough to have him share his secret with us. Happy Friday y’all!
The 5 simple ingredients are as follows:
1.5 ounces *Pura Vida Silver tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 ounces of Cointreau
Splash of simple syrup
1/2 ounces of prickly pear juice (1/2prickly pear juice, and 1/2 prickly pear purée mix)
After combining the above, add the mixture to a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Salt the rim of the glass (or not—whichever you prefer!), and add ice. Then, strain the margarita into your glass and garnish with lime wedge or fruit of your choice.