The Tipsy Boar in Fort Lauderdale may not have much in the way of vegan food, but they make a mean margarita!
I have really been off of my Friday Cocktail game lately, haven’t I? Last week I had that yummy cranberry mulled wine, but other than that for the past few weeks it’s been a homemade cold remedy and a lot of excuses. I’m hoping to be back with a bonafide cocktail recipe for you next week, and today I’ve got a lovely cocktail to share. It’s just not my own recipe. It’s not really a recipe at all – it’s my best guess based on one of the best margaritas I’ve ever had.
Last week I traveled to Fort Lauderdale for my granny Daniele’s 85th birthday. Granny lives in St. Aubin, France, and she visits the U.S. once a year around the holidays. Her birthday is December 9th, and we celebrated last weekend in Florida.
The place we went – The Tipsy Boar – is not a super vegan-friendly restaurant. There’s one vegetarian main dish on the menu (hello, mayo!), but since I knew the pickin’s would be slim, I pre-ate.
The Tipsy Boar may not be the best place for a vegan meal, but for cocktails, I’m a fan! They’ve also got french fries that they make with truffle oil, and if you ask them to hold the Parmesan, they’re vegan. And delicious!
We had a lovely time eating, drinking, gabbing, walking around downtown Fort Lauderdale, and celebrating granny Daniele!
Sweet and Spicy Margarita
The cocktail I ordered is my sister’s and my favorite on the menu there – the Sweet and Spicy Margarita – and the margarita recipe below is my best guess.
Yield: 1 margarita
- 1 1/2 ounces Herradura Reposado tequila
- 2 tablespoons habanero jam
- 1/2 ounce Mariposa (agave liqueur)
- juice of 1 fresh lime
- sliced jalapenos, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the booze, jam, and lime juice, and pour into a salted pint glass full of ice. Top off with water, stir, and garnish with a couple of jalapeno slices.