The best Margarita to serve at your wedding

When Ashley Kvamme got married in Hawaii last March, she brought her work to the wedding; as the co-founder of Kimo Sabe mezcal, she knew she had to serve margaritas at the reception. “I grew up in Hawaii, and so with that I wanted to have little elements of Hawaii in there,” she tells Brides. “So lilikoi, or passion fruit as everyone knew it, was something I wanted to include. Having that in a margarita, which is one of my favorite drinks, is that perfect little bit of Hawaii, still in keeping with my favorite cocktail.”

Kvamme’s version of the margarita she served at the wedding, though, is likely different than any variety you’ve tasted. As such, her guests couldn’t stop raving about the flavor of these signature cocktails.

Lilikoi Margarita

  • 2 bar spoons fresh lilikoi (passion fruit) or a teaspoon of puree
  • 1/2 oz. fresh pressed lime
  • 1/2 oz. fresh pressed pineapple
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup (equal parts agave and water)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 oz. Kimo Sabe Blanco mezcal