The Margarita is one of the most iconic cocktails and remains a mainstay on many lists all over the world. But the mixability of Tequila gives us so much more. Twists on the Margarita, beer cocktails and a whole host of exciting, complex and fun serves.
The last decade has seen Tequila slowly emerge from the sidelines and become a hot trend for both consumers and bartenders. The old tainted memories of shots of cheap Tequila with lime and salt are not commonplace now as consumers are now appreciating the quality and flavour that good Tequila has to offer. Through sipping it neat to tasty mixed drinks, Tequila is very much here!
Here are my top 3 simple cocktails for a Tequila Lover!
A famous twist on the classic Margarita swaps the triple sec for agave syrup to add a little sweetness and is served over ice to give a little more dilution. These small changes make the drink a lot more approachable, especially for the UK palate.
- 50ml Tequila
- 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
- 12.5ml Agave Syrup
Garnish: Lime Wedge
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into an ice-filled glass.
Cinco de Mayo
A Mexican long twist on the classic British Bramble cocktail created by the legendary Dick Bradsell.
- 37.5ml Blanco Tequila
- 12.5ml Crème de Cassis
- 18.75 Fresh Lime Juice
- 6.25ml Agave Syrup
- 50ml Apple Juice
Garnish: Lime Wedge
Method: Shake all ingredients except cassis with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Drizzle the cassis over the top.
Oaxaca Old Fashioned
A Mexican twist on the legend that is the Old Fashioned.
- 37.5ml Reposado/Anejo Tequila
- 12.5ml Mezcal
- 1 Bar Spoon Agave Syrup
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Flamed Orange Zest
Method: Add all ingredients to the glass and stir until chilled. Add any further ice as needed and garnish with flamed orange zest.
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