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Make Slow Hand’s Desperado Margarita and Tea Off Cocktails at Home

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The two refreshing drinks are ideal for the end of summer, thanks to flavor profiles that feature zesty limes and calming chamomile.

The Desperado Margarita is an ornery combination of Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, lime and raw sugar. Or cool off with the Tea Off, which combines Jim Beam, chamomile and citrus to land quite a kick.

Desperado Margarita

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila

1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar
Lime wheel

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice and agave with ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass, then garnish rim with a lime wheel.


Tea Off

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz., chamomile syrup
Club soda
Lemon peel

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, Cointreau, orange, lemon and lime juices, and chamomile syrup with ice. Shake, then strain into a glass of fresh ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with a lemon peel or twist.

Slow Hand, 30 N. Church St., West Chester, (484) 999-8638

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