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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: Margarita 47

by Jeanne McGovern
Jordan Curet/Aspen Daily News
Jordan Curet |

MAKE IT

3 ounces tequila

2 ounces Grand Marnier

1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

At element 47, the bar staff uses liquid nitrogen for effect. At home, you can mix with ice in a blender or serve on the rocks.

If you’re looking for a drink that’s also a form of entertainment, look no further than element 47 at the Little Nell. With two “tableside cocktails” on their newly introduced winter menu — the Manhattan 100 and the Margarita 47 — element 47 has upped the ante when it comes to interactive cocktailing. I recently watched the tableside margarita come to life. And while it took some time — the ingredients are literally wheeled to your table on a cart, mixed in front of you and stirred to frozen perfection thanks to liquid nitrogen, and then topped with an edible silver leaf — the outcome was certainly fresh. Mouth-puckeringly fresh, which isn’t a bad thing in a margarita. Especially when the mixology show is so impressive.


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