Now the drink needed to stand up to the steak and its unctuous jalapeno sauce. Tequila's bold southwestern flavor was a good fit. I concocted a small, simple cocktail based on a margarita, featuring premium tequila and Grand Marnier to add layers of flavor. The drink was cool and citrusy, a great counterpoint to the rich, warm flavors on the plate. I also served a tall glass of ice water.
1 1/2 oz premium tequila
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
Juice of 1/2 lime
Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a small glass rimmed with salt.