Libertad O Muerte

As created by Myke Ramos and served at Hussong’s Cantina inside Mandalay Place, $19

“Liberty or Death” is an age-old battle cry, the Uruguayan national credo and, most recently, the name of a killer margarita served at Hussong’s Cantina. Similar freedom-or-death mantras have fueled revolutions from the Americas to Bulgaria, but on National Tequila Day (July 24), let us make cocktails, not war, and what Hussong’s calls the Cadillac of Cadillac margaritas.

The cantina serves them big and cold—and yes, you get to keep the skull cup.

  • ½ ounces Milagro Reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • 1½ ounces fresh sour mix
  • ½ ounce agave nectar
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Splash of orange juice
  • ⅓-½ ounce Grand Marnier
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Coarse salt for rim

Combine the first six ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover, shake and strain into a large glass rimmed with coarse salt. Finish by floating a thin layer of Grand Marnier on top of the mixed cocktail. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge, and liberty is served.

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