Margarita is a tequila based cocktail (you can read more about tequila here), although there is some level of disagreement as to when and where this iconic cocktail was created. Margaritas are versatile and can be served in a variety of different ways – including frozen for those hot summer days.
A classic Margarita includes tequila, lime juice and some form of orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec will all work) and usually a salted rim. They can also be flavoured with various fruits. Read on to see some of our favourites:
Tommy’s Margaritas differ from the classic as there is no orange element, opting instead for the inclusion of agave syrup.
Add 60ml of reposado tequila, 30ml lime juice & 15ml agave syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. If salt is your thing make sure you salt the rim first!
If the orange notes of the classic are your go to Margarita then why not try a breakfast one?
Stir a teaspoon of marmalade in the base of the shaker along with 50ml tequila until it dissolves. Add 15ml cointreau (or equivalent), 15ml lime juice & 2.5ml agave syrup. Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and enjoy.
Spiced, Smoky Margarita
If heat is your thing and you steer clear of sweeter drinks then this is the Marg for you…
Rim an old fashioned glass with orange juice and roll Tajin seasoning around it.
Add 30ml Mezcal (for a smoky taste), 15ml Cointreau, 7.5ml chilli liqueur, 30ml lime juice & 5ml agave syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice filled glass.
If a margarita isn’t for you but we’ve given you a taste for tequila now, here’s some other tequila based cocktails