Drinks: A Spring Green Margarita
If patio furniture is popping up in all the stores now, can cocktails al fresco (or at least inside with the windows open) be far behind? Looking for a libation to welcome in spring, we went to Paula Boyajian, bar manager at The Gateways Inn in Lenox, who seems always to be concocting delightful seasonal drinks that complement the jazz in the piano bar. With the Gateways Inn just reopening after a short winter hibernation, Paula had been mixing up her magic, and was ready to share her latest creation, Michele’s Margarita, named in honor of the inn’s chef and owner, Michele Gazit. A blend of tequila, Hypnotiq, lime juice, pineapple juice and a splash of dry vermouth, its seafoam green hints of green grass and fresh breezes. And not a moment too soon.
1 part white tequila
2 parts Hypnotiq Liqueur
½ part Rose’s Lime Juice
½ part pineapple juice
Splash of dry vermouth
Fill shaker with ice and pour in all ingredients. Shake well until cold and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple spear.