Italian? Not really. The addition of Italian amaretto to a standard Margarita is pleasant, but the drink comes from the very American Club Bar at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. I once had the good fortune to stay at The Peninsula on someone else’s money where I happened to meet met actor/director Kevin Smith over breakfast. I also had a very odd conversion with another (nameless) actor whose only claim to fame was to have played the “… the leader of an alien world of fish people” on Star Trek: The Next Generation. While this liquor-fuelled chat was a one off for me, it later occurred to me that the one-time actor probably told the same story every night of his life.
The Peninsula can be found at 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, United States. Call +1 310 551 2888 for a reservation.
- 45ml tequila
- 20ml amaretto
- 10ml Cointreau
- 25ml fresh lime juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with lime.