Is there a more versatile cocktail than the Margarita? The core recipe may be simple – tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice – but you can have them spicy, fruity, frozen, on the rocks, with mezcal, with a salt rim, the variations are endless. We certainly don’t need an excuse to order a round in but it’s National Margarita Day on 22nd February, so here are the best margs in London for you to mark the occasion with.
Hibiscus Margarita at Santo Remedio
Santo Remedio blends housemade hibiscus flower cordial with El Jimador Blanco tequila, lime and lemon for a refreshing (and vivid pink) take on the classic.
Avocado & Passionfruit Margarita at El Pastor
Avo isn’t just for guac ya know! El Pastor is putting the green stuff in their margs and the result is a super creamy and super drinkable frozen cocktail.
Mirror Margarita at Hacha
Hacha’s Mirror Margarita is a work of art, being completely transparent but tasting just like a classic marg. No matter how many times you drink it, it’ll amaze you every single time.
Chaat at SOMA
SOMA, the Soho cocktail bar from the Kricket team, is putting an Indian spin on the Mexican cocktail with chaat masala and kumquat shaken up with tequila and mezcal.
Saffa-Rita at Smokey Kudu
Spice things up at Peckham spot Smokey Kudu with the Saffa-Rita, made from chilli-infused tequila and a chakalaka salt rim.
Margarita at The Sun Tavern
The Umbrella Project shop sells a bottled marg made using Ocho tequila but if you want someone to serve it to you rather than drink it home, head to The Sun Tavern.