Recipe: Golden Palate: Element 47’s “47 Margarita” Slushy with Liquid Nitrogen, at The Five-Star, Five-Diamond Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado!

If you haven’t yet tried the newest tableside cocktails at element 47, you’ll want to put this on your list for summer. The Margarita 47 and Manhattan 100 were each named with their price per cocktail, at $47 and $100 respectively. This Margarita is like a slushy for grown-ups!

Created by element 47’s chief mixologists, these signature drinks are prepared with flair, using only the finest spirits and served tableside via a cocktail cart. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we’ve shared the Margarita 47 recipe below:


3 oz Casa Dragones Silver Tequila

1.5 oz Grand Marnier

1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Filtered water

1 sheet of edible Silver Leaf

*Liquid Nitrogen – Our mixologists in house prepare the Margarita 47 with liquid nitrogen for effect and to cool the concoction. Liquid nitrogen should only be used by those comfortable operating it. Otherwise, the recipe can be followed by simply mixing all ingredients with ice in a blender.


Measure out and add all ingredients into a double-walled bowl and give a quick stir.

Slowly add liquid nitrogen into the bowl to freeze.

While adding the liquid nitrogen, constantly stir the mix with a small whisk.

Keep stirring and adding the liquid nitrogen until it reaches a soft mashed potato consistency.

Top with silver leaf and serve with a silver straw spoon – a tip we took from making mint juleps.


About Fred Bollaci

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