Cocktail of the week by MermaidMary:
This Saturday is Cinco De Mayo and nothing says Cino like Tequila!
Margarita is the quintessential tequila cocktail created in Mexico in 1941 for a Mexican waitress called Margarita Henkel.
The team at Jose Cuervo have provided this recipe for a classic margerita because frankly you should be able to do the basics well & I have had some really terrible cocktails in my time.
The Classic Margarita:
60mls Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
20mls Fresh Lime Juice
15 mls Triple Sec
Lime to garnish
Salt for the rim
All the ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice
Run the lime wedge around the rim of the glass, dip in the salt & shake off the excess
Add ice to a short glass, strain the contents of the shaker over the glass with the lime & serve!
If you're keen to learn just how to make a great margarita then head along to Mexico Restaurants around the country where Margarita Masterclasses are being held this Saturday 5th of May (AKA Cinco De Mayo)
MermaidMary is a wine writer & enthusiast who contributes every Friday on The Long Lunch. Never one to be described as an Oenophile her true passion is to spread the word of great wines, while making wine accessible & never using alienating wine speak that confuses people - like Oenophile!
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