Kitchen Notes

Seasonal Spiced Margarita

This might be the most loved seasonal margarita we've ever had at Mexicue.  They key is in the spiced apple & pear compote but you can also easily cheat by skipping the compote and doubling up on apple cider. We use our house tequila blanco by Pueblo Viejo but an aged tequila would also be great. 

  • 2 fl oz tequila 
  • 1 fl oz spiced compote (recipe below)
  • 1 fl oz fresh apple cider 
  • 1/2 fl oz triple sec 
  • 1 fl oz fresh lime juice 
  • cinnamon stick and/or lime wedge for garnish

Add all ingredients (except garnishes) to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until foamy and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish and serve. 

Spiced Apple & Pear Compote 

  • 1 fresh pear, peeled & cored
  • 1 T fresh ginger, peeled 
  • 2 T honey 
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 cup apple cider 

Place all ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil. 

Bring down to a simmer and cook until pears are fork tender (~15 minutes). 

Cool slightly, remove cinnamon sticks and blend until very smooth. 

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