Dita Von Teese: The Cointreau MargaDita Cocktail

| 3 May , 2011 | Reply

Contreau have released a new Dita Von Teese cocktail, “The Cointreau MargaDita” celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the summer soiree season.

The newest cocktail is a bold and seductive reinvention of the classic Margarita, the #1 selling cocktail in America. Dita Von Teese’s tasty new libation is a homage to Margarita Sames, the bon vivante Dallas socialite who created the original recipe in 1948 while vacationing at her Acapulco cliffside hacienda.

According to Von Teese, “The Cointreau MargaDita is a tantalizing haute-cocktail with a spicy twist.”

“Margarita Sames was clearly a strong, confident, and stylish woman well known for her entertaining prowess – qualities that I both admire and, hopefully, embody,” says Dita Von Teese. “Her Margarita recipe has been enjoyed for over 60 years and it seemed only natural for me to create my own cocktail as a tribute to this glamorous and charismatic woman.”

Von Teese toasts this alluring woman, who unfortunately passed away this past year, by using the classic margarita ingredients as a base for her Cointreau MargaDita cocktail: Cointreau, tequila and fresh lime juice.

“I wanted to keep the integrity of the original margarita recipe, but add a personal touch of my own. The juxtaposition of floral notes with spicy elements makes for a seductive twist: aromatic Monin Rose Syrup for a hint of floral, feminine perfume, and a dash of chipotle powder for an unexpected spicy smack. I think Margarita Sames would approve,” says Von Teese.

The final tribute to Sames includes a visually stunning yellow rose petal delicately floating atop. The beautiful accent represents “the yellow rose of Texas” in honor of Sames’ native home state where she also hosted similar fabulous parties.

Here’s how to make your very own Cointreau MargaDita:

  • 1.5 oz Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup
  • 1 pinch Chipotle Spice

Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with floating organic yellow rose petals. For an added kick, add a chipotle and salt rim.

Voila, Cointreau MargaDita … happy summer soiree Northern Hemisphere friends!

And if you missed it, Dita is launching a new fashion empire, starting with, yes lingerie!

Courtesy of Cointreau

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