Enjoy this delicious purple margarita from Michy’s in Rehoboth

Photo courtesy of Michy’s Relaxed Dining

Michy’s Relaxed Dining at Rehoboth Beach offers a splendid purple margarita with a light dusting of sugar, salt and curry powder on the edge.

Photo courtesy of Michy’s Relaxed Dining

Release of the month: Michy’s purple margarita

Where to find it: Michy’s casual dinner

19287 Miller Road, Rehoboth Beach; 227-0999; michysrelaxeddining.com

Perhaps this is the distinctive hue. Or maybe it’s the fairytale dusting of sugar, salt and curry powder. Whatever the reason, diners at Michy’s in Rehoboth Beach stop and turn around when the Violet Margarita enters the room. The elegant curry drink has been on the menu since Michy’s opened in 2018. Libation lovers can’t do without it.

The cocktail recipe is as follows: 2 ounces of Hornitos Plata tequila, 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, 0.5 ounces of The Bitter Truth violet liqueur, 0.5 ounces of Clément Creole shrub orange liqueur and 0.5 ounce of agave nectar. The curry edge is a 2: 2: 1 ratio of sugar, salt and curry powder.

When restaurants were limited to take-out in 2020, the Violet Margarita was the most popular take-out cocktail, says bartender Alan Watterson. He attributes the contrast in flavors – sweet florals to Bitter Truth violet liqueur and the citrus agave notes of Hornitos Plata tequila. Then, of course, there is the color. “People always ask, ‘What is this? ”, Says Watterson. We can answer that one: it’s fabulous.

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