“If life gives you limes, make Margaritas” - Jimmy Buffet, American singer/Owner of Margaritaville
The Margarita is thought to have been in existence since the mid 1930s, however the origin of the original recipe is quite a topic of debate.
Historian David Wondrich believes that the Margarita is simply a tequila version of the brandy-based Daisy (Margarita is Spanish for daisy) — a popular Mexican and American drink. Others believe Dallas socialite Margarita Sames invented the drink, whilst others trace its roots back to the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas.
Wherever its beginnings lie, in our opinion it takes some beating the classic concoction of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice.
Here are a few of our favourite recipes as recommended by our talented Funkin mixologists.
Classic Margarita made by Gavin Benton
50 ml Anejo Tequila
100 ml Funkin Margarita Mix
How Gavin serves his:
I really enjoy a classic Margarita, use Anejo Tequila to add some depth to the Margarita and then make it shake with the Funkin Margarita Mix.
The garnish is the most important bit for me, you have to have a salt rim on the glass and add a lime wedge to finish the cocktail. The bitterness of the salt counteracts the bitterness of the lime to give you a more balanced drink.
Frozen Margarita made by Luke Crighton
50ml Tequila Blanco
25ml Briottet Triple Sec
25ml Funkin Pure Pour Lime
25ml Funkin Sugar Cane
Large Scoop of ice
How Luke serves his:
Shaking it up from your classic Margarita, all you have to do with this simple recipe is blitz the ingredients together in a blender and strain into a margarita glass and there you have it!
Garnish with a lime wedge and optional salted rim.
Jalapeno Margarita made by Gavin Benton
60 ml Tequila
30 ml Fresh Lime Juice
15 ml Cointreau
10ml Funkin Jalapeno Syrup
How Gavin serves his:
A nice twist on the classic Margarita, this Jalapeno Margarita gives a great warming feeling and leaves the taste of Jalapenos lingering in your mouth. Complemented by the smokey tequila flavour, this is a winner with people who like a bit of heat.
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