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Author Notes: I created this recipe a year ago, for Mixology Monday, a themed monthly online cocktail party: http://mixologymonday.com/. The theme for which I created this drink was to spin a classic cocktail into a new direction, and for this drink, I chose to adapt the margarita. The result was perhaps a little bizarre, but it was very tasty. You can visit my blog for a longer explanation of the thought process behind this combination of flavors: http://www.adashofbitters.com/2009/04/13/mixology-monday-a-simple-twist-of-great/ - adashofbitters - adashofbitters
Food52 Review: The Ruirita is a sophisticated sipper with a few hurdles to overcome: There are several ingredients (Cynar, orange-flower water and rhubarb bitters) that the average person is unlikely to have on hand. It is also a cocktail that requires measurement -- no eyeballing ingredients here! All that said, Ruirita does a great job of introducing casual drinkers to the complexities of Cynar and the use of bitters. The drink is flavorful and intriguing: the herbal Cynar complements with the bouquet of orange-flower water and the tequila smooths it all together. - Savorykitchen
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1/2 ounce Cynar artichoke liqueur
- 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3 dashes Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters
- 2 drops orange-flower water, to rinse glass
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
- Pour in all ingredients except orange-flower water, and shake for 10 seconds.
- Rinse chilled glass with orange-flower water and discard anything that pools in bottom of glass. (This stuff is strongly flavored, so be careful with it.)
- Strain cocktail into glass.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spring Refresher