A Modern Margarita – Dos Gardenias Cocktail Recipe

Today may be Cinco de Mayo, but I consider it the unofficial National Margarita Day. Though it has become a drinking holiday second only to St. Pat’s and though most people have no clue what they’re celebrating, Cinco has stolen our hearts with all the tequila-induced and guacamole-laced celebration.

As a nod to the universally-served but often improperly mixed Margarita, I’ve concocted this cocktail I’m calling Dos Gardenias, giving tradition a twist that’s mellower, a touch floral, and just a tad sweet. If the fact that St. Germain liqueur — made from perfumey elderflowers — throws you, don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried how well it tames spicy pico de gallo and other Cinco fare.