Garden Margarita Cocktail from Trinity Restaurant in New Orleans

The exterior of Trinity Restaurant in New OrleansTrinity Restaurant, one of lower Decatur Street’s hottest spots, has been named by Conde Nast Traveler and OpenTable as one of the best places to eat and drink in New Orleans. Conde Nast Traveler calls it the ‘Best Fancy-But-Not-Fussy Creole Food’ in ‘the Quarter’. They go on to say that the culture and flavors collide at Trinity. And that’s what you’ll find there – an authentic New Orleans dining experience along with modern touches. They focus on locally sourced ingredients to create imaginative dishes.

Trinity is also one of the top-notch bars in New Orleans and you will always find specials and specialty drinks. For National Tequila Day, they offered the Garden Margarita by beverage director Adam Orzechowski. This cocktail is made with Exotico tequila, jalapeño peppers, tarragon syrup, Pernod, Ancho Reyes, lime, lemon, tarragon garnish and a salt/sugar rim.

Trinity Restaurant is kind enough to share that recipe here for you to enjoy at home.

A glass of the Garden Margarita cocktail from Trinity in New Orleans
{photo credit: Trinity NOLA}

Garden Margarita

Course Cocktail/Drinks
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz Exotico Tequila / muddled with one slice of jalapeno remove seeds from jalapeno
  • .5 oz .Tarragon Syrup
  • .5 oz .Pernod
  • .5 oz Ancho Reyes chili liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Tarragon Garnish
  • Sugar/Salt rim


  1. Place all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into sugar/salt-rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with a sprig of tarragon.

Interior of Trinity Restaurant in New Orleans
{photo credit: trinityrestaurantneworleans}

When you are in the French Quarter, make sure that you stop at Trinity Restaurant. They are located at 1117 Decatur Street. Dinner is served nightly, Sunday – Thursday 6 PM – 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 6 PM – 11 PM. Happy Hour is Sunday through Friday from 4:30 PM – 7 PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM-Midnight.

Reservations can be made at or by telephone: (504) 325-5789; For more information on Trinity Restaurant and to view their menu, please visit

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