Did you know that the Margarita is a drink that exists to personify the essence of happiness, the patron saint of fun, and life at its absolute best!
Today (22 Feb 2021) is officially Margarita day so we are celebrating this and the breaking news that the kids are going back to school in England on 8 March- ole'!
Of course the classic Margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lime juice; but we're willing to change that up to get a shot of our gin in there. So here is our Gin-a-rita recipe!
50ml Batts Hill Gin
25ml Cointreau (orange liqueur)
25ml lime juice
First, rim your margarita glass. Do this by filling a saucer with about 1cm or so of kosher (not iodised table) salt. Next, moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge by cutting a shallow slit into the flesh of the fruit, then slipping it over the rim of the glass, as though to garnish it . Now run the lime along the entire rim, squeezing gently (not so hard that it drips or runs into the glass), until the edge is nicely moistened.
Next, you will want to make sure the salt goes on the outside of the glass only – not the inside, where it will potentially ruin the flavour of your cocktail. Gently tip the glass on its side, parallel to the saucer and roll the glass’s stem between your fingers, tapping the rim gently in the salt until the entire outer edge is covered. Your glass is now ready and it's time to start shaking things up.
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and once it is all shook up pour into your carefully prepared glass.
Garnish with lime and serve over ice.