Dita Von

Courtesy of Cointreau 

The Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, recently lit up the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to launch the Cointreau MargaDita.  A crown of fashionistas tried cocktails by head mixologist Rocco Milano and noshed on hors d’oeuvres.  What I didn’t know is that a Dallas socialite, Margarita Sames, created the original recipe in 1948 while vacationing in Acapulco.  Try it at home with this recipe or at the Mansion bar for $15.

Cointreau Marg

Cointreau® MargaDita Recipe
1 oz Cointreau ®
1 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup
1 pinch Chipotle Spice

Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled coup glass.  Garnish with Yellow Rose of Texas.  For an added kick, add a chipotle and salt rim.