Straight from Maggie Hoffman’s new book, “The One-Bottle Cocktail: More Than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit,” this take on a margarita from Kamil Foltan gets a caramelly richness from aged tequila, bumped up with charred lemon halves.
What You GetLemons
Mix ¼ c honey and 2 tbsp hot water and stir until combined. Set aside.
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Halve two lemons, and slice the remaining lemon into rounds.
Place halved lemons cut side down in the skillet. Add lemon wheels, and cook until lemon flesh is browned, about 4 to 6 minutes. (There’s no need to cook both sides of the wheels.) Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Juice caramelized lemon halves and measure out 2 ounces grilled lemon juice. Combine measured lemon juice, 4 ounces tequila, and 1 ¼ ounces honey syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled coupe glasses or ice-filled rocks glasses and garnish with grilled lemon wheels and a rosemary sprig!
“Reprinted with permission from The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit by Maggie Hoffman, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.”