Pictured: Maestro Dobel Diamante Black Diamond (see recipe below)
What to do this International Margarita Day? Treat your tastebuds to the best possible Margaritas of course! We’ve picked out four fab events for those who want to get into the party spirit in one or more of London’s bars, and three recipes for those who prefer to mix things up at home.
Celebrating Margarita Day in the bar
The Lost Explorer x Hacha Dalston
On the menu: three iterations of the award-winning, crystal clear Mirror Margarita, each served with a sip of The Lost Explorer Mezcal expression used in its base, alongside specially created canapés.
Hacha Dalston, 378 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA
6-7.30pm 22 February
£35 from Eventbrite
Hacha Agaveria x Patrón Pop Up Record Shop
There’s more Margarita goodness at the South London branch of Hacha Agaveria with the Patrón Pop Up Record Shop. Call in for Margaritas a-plenty, plus music, bespoke Patrón cocktails and live DJs every Thursday and Saturday.
Hacha Brixton, 12-14 Market Row, SW9 8LD
Find out more at hachabar.com
Urban Junkies x Cointreau Margarita Guide
A showcase of 10 top Margaritas in 10 top London bars
- Adam Handling’s Eve bar
- Artesian at The Langham Hotel
- Christina’s at The Mondrian Hotel
- El Pastor
- Side Hustle at The NoMad Hotel
- Tacos Padre
- The Berkeley
- Three Sheets
Now until 23rd Feb
Find out more at urbanjunkies.com
Museo de Margarita
A one-of-a-kind pop up celebrating everything you need to know about this iconic cocktail. Guests are invited to book up for cocktail-making masterclasses as well as exploring the cocktail through the decades, from the prohibition cocktail to the genre-defining Tommy’s Margarita, as well trying Margaritas inspired by the past, present and future.
Bookable time slots from 3:30pm-8:30pm, 22 February
Museo de Margarita, NoHo Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QA
Find out more and book tickets at Eventbrite
Celebrating Margarita Day at home
The Original Margarita
50ml Blanco Tequila
20ml fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed coupette. Garnish with a lime slice.
Maestro Dobel Diamante Black Diamond
50 ml Maestro Dobel Diamante Tequila
15ml agave syrup
15ml fresh lime juice
Rim an Old Fashioned glass with black salt. Combine ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in the salt-rimmed glass.
Cazabel Blanco Blue Margarita
40ml Cazabel Blanco Tequila
20ml Blue Curaçao
25ml lime juice
15ml agave syrup
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into an ice-filled Rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of dried orange.
And if you fancy a combination of the two – expertly made Margs to enjoy in the comfort of your home, we suggest ordering a Mirror Margarita Day Kit. Take your pick from a tequila or mezcal base and enjoy your drinks alongside the accompanying pair of crystal NUDE glasses, La Basketry coasters, Hacha playlist and a limited edition Mirror Margarita poster. Available to order from the Mirror Margarita website or to pick up in the bottle shop for £55.