Dita Does Dallas: And Brings Her MargaDita with her

Dita Does Dallas

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.

Dita Does Dallas

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.