Ah, the meet cute. That beloved romantic comedy trope — two people sitting next to each other on an airplane get to talking and discover a connection, a person walking their dog gets tangled up in another dog walker’s leash, a woman writing an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days ends up falling in love with the subject she’s covering…OK, maybe that one’s a little specific. In rom-coms, the meet cute is the moment when our two leads first encounter each other, usually under comical or charming circumstances. It’s an immediate way to establish a connection between two characters and show why they’ll eventually fall for each other.
In celebration of the adorable meet cute — and of all of our favorite rom-com tropes — we partnered with Cointreau, the iconic orange liqueur, to bring you a love story of our own. Starring comedian Simone Norman and mixologist Greg Titian, this sweet little moment occurs in an apartment hallway over a spilled bag of groceries and a margarita. We filmed our rom-com at the Refinery Hotel, and below we’ve included the recipe (courtesy of Cointreau) for the margarita that Titian and Norman enjoyed together.
Cointreau and tequila come together to make the perfect cocktail in The Original Margarita. So pour yourself a drink, curl up, and queue up your favorite movie. And if you’re in the mood to watch a feel-good meet cute, Cointreau and Vulture are also bringing you a free screening of one of the best rom-coms around, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, on Feb. 25 — just RSVP here to reserve your spot and a kit of supplies to make your own margarita. (Plus, don’t miss the next two episodes in this series: The Plot Twist and The Girl Next Door.)
The Original Margarita
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 2 ounces premium blanco tequila
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
- Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
- Enjoy with your favorite rom-com!
(Double recipe for two cocktails.)
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