Toast Cinco de Mayo with Salt Lake City's $100 margarita

First Published      Last Updated May 22 2017 03:18 pm

For those who want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, there is the luxurious $100 margarita being sold through Saturday at all Fleming's steakhouse and wine bars across the country, including Salt Lake City.

The one-of-a-kind margarita is made with some of the world's highest-quality liquor, including Tequila Herradura — an ultra-premium spirit made with 100 percent agave. A 750-ml bottle costs $370 at Utah state liquor stores.

Adding to the indulgence, the cocktail is served in a crystal highball glass made by world-renowned French manufacturer Baccarat.

Guests who pay for the cocktail can take home the glass — in an iconic red box — as a souvenir, allowing them to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory, on May 5 1862, over French forces in the Battle of Puebla, any time they want.

Fleming's has even shared its recipe. (See box.)

Where • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City, at The Gateway; 801-355-3704

When • May 4-6 during regular business hours

Cost • $100



Fleming’s $100 margarita

2 ounces Herradura Selección Suprema tequila

½ ounce Grand Marnier Centenaire

¾ ounce fresh lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup

Kaffir lime leaf, garnish

Sugar or kosher salt, to rim glass

Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well.

Double strain over fresh ice in a ½-rimmed Baccarat Diamant highball glass. Garnish with fresh kaffir lime leaf.

Servings » 1 cocktail

Source » Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar