A Beach Holiday in a Glass the Exotico® Way

Everyone knows the classic margarita. Sure, it pairs well with unlimited chips and salsa at your favorite restaurant, but, when you want an evening recapping summer’s festivities with your BFFs, it’s time to freshen up your routine. Introducing the fragrant, citrus Lavender Lemon Margarita from Muy Bueno! Try this unique margarita to recapture summer’s gleam as the days get shorter and colder.

Impress and break out of the mundane by combining homemade lavender simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, a splash of mineral water, and, of course, 100% Blue Agave Exotico®  Blanco Tequila. The Lavender Lemon Margarita is about as close as you’ll come to reliving those sun-soaked memories.

Reminiscent of limonada con agua mineral (or mineral water lemonade), this version of the margarita is lightly refreshing but appeals to an additional sense with the lavender. It’s a perfect juxtaposition of scent and taste with the mixed lavender, lemon, and tequila.

And in addition to the lightly spicy taste of Exotico® Tequila, you also get the pink Himalayan salt – minimally processed and hand-extracted with beneficial minerals that give it color. Rimming your glasses with pink Himalayan salt provides a cosmopolitan touch and a hint of the faraway.

But one caveat–and you knew there’d be one with something so tempting–when making the lavender simple syrup, be sure to use culinary lavender. If you have any left over after making your Lavender Lemon Margarita, you can keep it refrigerated to use as a fragrant sweetener for iced tea or lemonade.

Now for a new, refreshing twist on an old standby…

Lavender Lemon Margarita


Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Culinary Lavender

For the Cocktail:

  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2½ oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 1½ oz. Exotico®  Blanco Tequila
  • 1½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Splash of Mineral Water


Lavender Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer till sugar is completely dissolved (about two minutes).
  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  5. Strain into a jar using a fine-mesh strainer. (Lavender simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.)

For the Cocktail:

  1. Wet the rim of a glass with agave nectar or lemon juice and then dip in Himalayan salt.
  2. Fill glass with ice. In a shaker, add lavender simple syrup, Exotico® Blanco Tequila, and lemon juice.
  3. Top with ice, cover tightly and shake for 15 seconds.
  4. Strain into glass, top with mineral water, and garnish with a lemon wheel or lavender sprig.
  5. Then enjoy the taste and fragrance of balmy, tropical beach breezes wherever you are and in any season.