Pardis margaritas Pardis Stitt has a unique twist on the classic margarita. 

Frank Stitt's wife and business partner, Pardis prefers her margaritas with fresh orange juice. And her version became so popular that it is a mainstay at Bottega Cafe.

I love to make these at home during fun family times together. And one Christmas holiday, when I was under the weather, my family made them for me. The alcohol and the Vitamin C proved to be a cure all. 

Pardis's Margarita Ingredients:

2 Ounces High Quality Tequila, such as Patron Silver or Don Julio

Juice of one lime 

3/4 Ounce fresh orange juice 

1/2 Ounce Cointreau

1 lime, cut into six to eight wedges

Course salt 


Pardis's Margarita Procedure: 

Pour tequila, fruit juices, and Cointreau over ice into cocktail shaker. Add all but one lime wedge, muddle well with wooden pestle or spoon, mashing and bruising lime wedges to release their juice and fragrant oil. Then cover and shake vigorously. 


Rub salt on outside of rim of a margarita glass with the reserved lime wedge, and invert glass onto container of coarse salt (or onto a layer of salt on a small plate) to coat the rim. Strain margarita into the glass and garnish with the lime wedge. 

Recipe courtesy of Frank Stitt's Southern Table

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