Strong and delightfully citrussy

Tequila

Meaning “daisy” in Spanish, the classic Margarita is a delicate balance between Tequila’s natural vegetal notes, sweet orange and sharp lime

How To Make It

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If you prefer a salt rim on your Margarita, select your glass (either a rocks or coupe) and rub a lime wedge around the rim before rolling the glass on a small plate of salt – the salt should stick to the moist rim. Be sure to do this first as once the cocktail is in the glass it’s virtually impossible to add a decent salt rim.

Margarita

Ingredients

  • 60ml Tequila
  • 30ml triple sec
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • 2 lime wedges
  • salt (optional)

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • chilled coupe glass
  • shot measure
  • hawthorne strainer
  • lime squeezer

Method

  1. Pour the Tequila, triple sec and lime juice into one half of your cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice.
  3. Cover and shake well until thoroughly chilled.
  4. Strain into either a coupe or ice-filled rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Did you know?

The Margarita appeared in the 1970s, but has deeper roots, with an almost identical drink called a Picador, which calls for the same ingredients in the same quantities but no salt rimmed glass. The Picador’s recipe was first published by the United Kingdom Bartender’s Guild in the Café Royal Cocktail Book of 1937.

Make this Cocktail

Ingredients

The following are available from The Whisky Exchange:

  • Don Julio Blanco Tequila

    70cl / 38%

    £42.95

  • Briottet Curacao Triple Sec Liqueur

    70cl / 40%

    £28.25

£71.20

Ingredients & Equipment

All of the ingredients, plus this equipment:

  • Standard 2 Piece Cocktail Shaker / 28.25oz (80cl)

    £21.75

  • Cactus Margarita Juniper 12oz (36cl)

    £7.95

  • Mexican Elbow Lime Squeezer

    £8.95

  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    £3.75

  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    £9.75

£123.35

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Drinks

  • Don Julio Blanco Tequila

    70cl / 38%

    Don Julio Blanco is a high-quality white Tequila bottled immediately after distillation to maintain as much of the fresh agave flavour as possible.

    £42.95

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  • Briottet Curacao Triple Sec Liqueur

    70cl / 40%

    High-quality orange liqueur from French artisan producer. All the Briottet range have proper 'real' fruit flavour integrity - they taste like the fruit itself, not some confected approximation. Highly recommended.

    £28.25

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Equipment

  • Standard 2 Piece Cocktail Shaker / 28.25oz (80cl)

    A 2 piece cocktail shaker - perfect for making cocktails at home.

    £21.75

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  • Mexican Elbow Lime Squeezer

    One of the smartest pieces of bar kit ever created, the legendary Mexican Elbow makes light work of juicing your limes quickly and efficiently with the minimum of effort or waste.

    £8.95

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  • 4 Prong Hawthorne Strainer

    For use with the Boston shaker.

    £3.75

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  • Japanese-Style Jigger 20, 25, 40 & 50ml

    A Japanese-style jigger, perfect for measuring out shots when adding to cocktails, with 20 and 25ml measures in one side, and 40 and 50ml on the other.

    £9.75

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Glasses

  • Cactus Margarita Juniper 12oz (36cl)

    A cactus-shaped glass with turquoise stem. A great way to serve a Margarita.

    £7.95

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