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1 margarita tweak that will transport you to a summer garden party

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This summery margarita recipe will change how you make your own forever after

Summer means warm weather, and warm weather means tequila. Monarch Rooftop Lounge master mixologist Genese DeBeaux had summer in mind when she created her Monarch Margarita. She makes her recipe special by muddling cucumbers and rosemary simple syrup to give it an herbal, summery taste. But the tweak we love the best is how she rims the glass with celery salt and sugar.

Try it! Whip up this baby, and imagine yourself sipping on the sandy beaches of your tropical island of choice.

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Monarch Margarita recipe

Serves 1


  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 1 ounce silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce rosemary-infused simple syrup


  1. On a small plate, combine the celery salt and sugar. Rim the glass with the celery salt and sugar.
  2. In a mixer, muddle the cucumbers in tequila.
  3. Add the Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake, and strain into the rimmed glass.

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This summery margarita recipe will change how you make your own forever after
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