Top Shelf Margarita from Little Hacienda

Enjoy some smooth, citrus lovin' with this perfectly balanced favorite.

By Paije Luth

Jul 2018

Top Shelf Margarita at Little Hacienda in Branson, Missouri
Photo by Brandon AlmsTop Shelf Margarita at Little Hacienda. Purchase Photo

I love warm evenings with yummy libations and a Missouri sunset. My latest discovery is the covered patio at Little Hacienda in Branson (3375 Little Pete Road, Branson, 417-335-2008). It is spacious with comfy furniture, a fire pit and views of rolling hills and city lights. Bar manager Matt Wilson recommends the Top Shelf Margarita. It comes in fruity flavors, frozen or on ice; I ordered a lime margarita on the rocks. The drink balances tartness and sweetness. Patrón Silver is smooth with a peppery finish, and it is paired with Patrón Citrónge to get that juicy lime taste. Wilson squeezes lime juice into the shaker along with agave nectar and a splash of orange juice before he shakes it up then pours it into my 25-ounce glass. A 45-ounce glass is an option as well—if you bring someone special to sip the night away with!