A refreshing Midwestern twist on a timeless drink, the Ohio-rita features Columbus-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. This cocktail was developed specifically for the Patrón Cocktail Lab – Regional Pride Contest. Voting runs from August 31 – September 13 (click on “browse & vote”), so please check it out and vote for our creamy concoction that’s part cocktail, part dessert!
Jeni prides herself on using locally and regionally sourced organic ingredients to produce her nationally renowned ice creams. Known for her innovative combinations, Jeni takes a standard lime frozen yogurt and adds a spicy note of cardamom in her summer specialty, Lime Cardamom Frozen Yogurt (available online and in some specialty markets and shops nationally). We paired it with Patrón Silver and added triple sec, lime juice and smoked sea salt to bring a little bit of Mexico to the Midwest. The sweet creaminess of the frozen yogurt balances the bite of the tequila, and Indian cardamom serves as a nod to the place Columbus was trying to find in the first place. The smoked sea salt provides a delicate earthy finish to this cool, creamy cocktail.
1 shot Patrón Silver
1 shot triple sec
1/4 cup Jeni’s Lime Cardamom Frozen Yogurt
1/4 tsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp ground smoked sea salt
for garnish: lime slice, fresh lime zest, freshly ground cardamom
Place all ingredients except garnishes into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well, until the ice cream and salt are fully incorporated. Strain into a chilled margarita glass and add garnishes. Enjoy! (And then please vote!)
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