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French Margarita

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the victory of Mexican troops over French forces?  You can get a bit more French in your traditional early-spring drinking with the Grand Marnier French Margarita. Just shake with ice 1½ ounces Grand Marnier, ¾-ounce premium tequila, 1 ½ ounces lime juice, 1 ½ ounces simple syrup, 2 lime squeezes and 2 orange squeezes. When well shaken, strain into a margarita glass over ice and garnish with an orange slice. The French Margarita provides a smoother, more balanced cocktail, combining the rejuvenation of fresh citrus notes with the complexity of cognac found in the Grand Marnier. To start mixing your own concoction, pick up a bottle of Grand Marnier for $40 at a nearby fine wine and spirits location.

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