Just in time for National Margarita Day on February 22, Hacha is launching a Mirror Margarita menu that aims to reframe the legendary libation. Like the first, crystal clear Mirror Margarita, the variations on the list surprise and delight the palate without the clutter and noise of excessive garnishes, flashy glasses, or even color.
- Base Spirit Armagnac
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served Up
This sour variation is inspired by the French and New Orleans “King Cake” (or Galette de Rois). The King Cake is thought to have been brought to New Orleans via France in 1870, where to this day, they both continue to be symbols of celebration. The components in this cocktail are influenced by both beloved places and their traditions. Using predominantly grape-based spirits to link the wine and spirit world, you will find notes of cinnamon and almond, rounded out with bright citrus, a hint of apple and light toast from the base spirit, Armagnac. The garnish is a rim of golden sugar, which represents “Power” on the New Orleans king cake. Every year on King’s Night, NOLA holds a parade in Joan of Arc’s honor—-this drink is named for her and the cities’ his/her-story.
- Prepare a coupe for service by half rimming with golden sugar.
- Combine ingredients in a tin. Shake.
- Double strain into the coupe with a half golden sugar rim.
- Express lemon over rim and discard.
- Garnish with baby/fève of your choice!