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Thirsty for a pre-theater treat? Sip on this elegant take on a classic margarita at Zero Café + Bar courtesy of bar manager Kincaid Fairburn
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(Serves 1)

2 oz. Casamigos tequila blanco

1/4 oz. St. Germain

1/2 oz. Aperol

1/2 oz. lime juice

1/2 oz. habanero-infused simple syrup, recipe follows

Club soda

Lime wedge, for garnish


Combine spirits, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour all ingredients into a stemless coupe or a rocks glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

For the simple syrup: Heat one and a half cups water with one and a half cups sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add one diced habanero pepper (without seeds) and let sit for 24 hours. Remove peppers before use. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.