Strawberry and Lychee Margarita
As we hit the peak of summer, our Kocktail curator Neil Donachie has pulled a delight of a twist on the Margarita out of his bag of fine ingredients.
The Margarita’s history is somewhat lost in the sands of time but the 1930s favourite, the Tequila Daisy was almost certainly one of its predecessors. Then in 1944 a “Tequila Sidecar” was used to advertise Tequila in the US, possibly renaming the aforementioned Daisy. Skip forwards to 1953 and Esquire Magazine publishes the first mention of a truly modern Margarita. Their description of the drink is unsurprisingly, somewhat less modern - “She’s from Mexico, Senores, and her name is the Margarita Cocktail – and she is lovely to look at, exciting and provocative”.
Then if we take a big leap forward to 2021, the strawberry and lychee Margarita is created at Kocktail HQ using young and clean Pueblo Viejo Tequila, refreshing pink grapefruit juice, a dash of fresh lime juice and the big, bold and summery flavours of lychee and strawberry.
Delicious history, in a glass…
- 40ml Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila
- 25ml fresh pink grapefruit juice
- 15ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml strawberry and lychee syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with rose salt