Chocolate-Cherry Margarita

Los Dados • Manhattan

On a tucked-away corner in Manhattan's meatpacking district, Los Dados chef Sue Torres serves up homey Mexican food and excellent sangria and margaritas. She created this chocolate-accented cherry margarita to celebrate New Year's Eve.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 5 brandied cherries
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the cocktail Combine the cocoa powder, vanilla sugar, and salt.
  2. Moisten half of the outer rim of a martini glass with the lime wedge and coat lightly with cocoa sugar. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the brandied cherries with the lime juice. Add ice and the tequila and Cointreau and shake well. Strain into the prepared martini glass.
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