I just moved. One of my happy chores on the long to do list was to create a magic hour cocktail for the new home. This is it — Margarita de la Casa.

This drink was inspired by a recipe in the Washington Post by J. Wilson.

Remember the Harvey Wallbanger? Yes, I am dating myself, but the Hill team still loves them.

My house margarita is similar to that old favorite. Since I now have an orange and lime tree, I adapted this sunset summer sip.

Margarita de la Casa

Ingredients for 1 serving

Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces of your favorite tequila (we like Senor Rio)
4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
3/4 ounce Galliano
1 lime wedge


Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
Add tequila.
Add fresh o.j.
Stir and top with Galliano.
Squeeze in some lime Juice and drop in the wedge.


Brenda C. Hill
International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association
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