Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Pistachio Margarita

If you got tired of drinking the same old mix this holiday weekend, why not try a new spin on your favorite cocktail? The Pistachio Margarita is exactly what it sounds like and is one of the signature cocktails at Vancouver's chic Bar None.

Bar None, housed in a converted warehouse, is contemporary, intimate, and offers something for every taste. Whether it's live music, international DJ's, a cigar lounge or Martini bar you're looking for, you'll find it here. If you are in Vancouver it's definitely worth a visit - but in the meantime, here's the recipe for Pistachio Margarita. You can find more signature in the in the fabulous book of the same name by Bill Tikos, founder of The Cool Hunter website.

  • 1 1/2 ounces 1800 Cuervo Gold Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Finely ground, salted pistachio nuts
  1. Rim a rocks glass with the pistachio nuts.
  2. Place the tequila, Cointreau, sugar and lime juice in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour and serve.

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