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February 2019 / Food & Drink / by Emily Roach

Did Someone Say ‘Margarita Day’?

It’s true, International Margarita Day is on Friday 22nd February and what makes this year special is that this will mark the 80th year of the Margarita.

A Margarita cocktail consists of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. It is often served with salt around the rim of the glass, accompanied with a slice of lime. This classic cocktail comes either shaken with ice, blended with ice or made with no ice at all; it is all down to your personal preference.

You may be an avid Margarita drinker, or perhaps you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sampling one. The bottom line is, if you’re looking for something zesty and exotic that also packs a punch, then this drink is for you!

The perfect time to have a taste will be this week as in central London several bars will be serving their own variations of the Patrón Margarita to kickstart celebrations. In fact, lucky customers can sample a variety of Margaritas for up to a whole week rather than a day if they wish, as these bars will be celebrating from Monday 18th– Monday 25th February.

So, if you’re already fantasising over a wonderfully refreshing Margarita or two, here’s where you want to head to over the next few days:

FOUR SISTERS TOWNHOUSE, City of London

A sprawling, four-storey building with a monthly changing cocktail list made with seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. X1 single cocktail £8, 3 cocktails £19.50

RED ROOSTER, SHOREDITCH

Situated in the heart of Shoreditch inside The Curtain restaurant is this edgy venue with live music and DJ’s. Patrón Margaritas: £10

PACHAMAMA EAST, SHOREDITCH

Our favourite Marylebone Peruvian restaurant has ventured East. Expect the same delicious menu filled with world flavours and a cocktail menu filled with Pisco treats. Patrón margaritas: £10

LONDON COCKTAIL CLUB, OXFORD CIRCUS

You know you’re in for a good time at LCC Oxford Circus… Descend the stairs and embrace the fun. Patrón margaritas: £10

And if you want to make one yourself, here’s a recipe for a Mango Margarita – available at London Cocktail Club.

Recipe

40ml Patrón Silver tequila
25ml Fresh lime juice
20ml Agave syrup
2 barspoon Smooth mango chutney
+ Baby poppadum with chutney to garnish

Method

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.

2. Strain into a baby coupe glass

3. Garnish with a baby poppadum topped with chutney