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Margarita Inspiration

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The Margarita, as its core, is a simple, delicious sour. There are (as is this case with so many cocktails) many stories about its origins, but one thing is for sure - the simple combination of tequila, lime and sweetener, with perhaps a splash of salt, has to be one of the longest lasting popular cocktails to date, and it’s downright fantastic.

The classic recipe runs like this:

Classic Margarita •60ml blanco tequila

  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 20ml orange liqueur
  • Good quality salt flakes (for glass, if required)
  • Combine all ingredients except the salt in a shaker, add ice and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass (rim with salt if desired).

    If you want to add a kick with some interesting salts, we have a variety of cocktail salts and glass rimmers available.

    Another beautiful aspect about the Margarita is its flexibility to be modified into all sorts of wonderful combinations. From the frozen margaritas that dominated the 80's and 90's, to smoky and spicy versions using mezcal and bitters. We've got a few exciting combinations for you to try.

    Variations...

    Tommy's Margarita (the most famous Margarita riff, from Tommy's Mexican in San Francisco)

    60ml blanco tequila

    30ml lime juice

    15ml Tromba Agave Nectar

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker, and ice and shake. Fine strain into a rocks glass with ice (rim with salt if desired).

    Where There's Smoke...Margarita

    40ml blanco tequila

    20ml mezcal

    30ml lime juice

    20ml orange liqueur

    2 dashes Bittermens Hellfire Habanero shrub

    Good quality salt flakes (for glass, if required)

    Combine all ingredients except the salt in a shaker, add ice and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass (rim with salt if desired).