A Twist on a Classic…
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good margarita. Particularly, I love a spicy margarita. The one comment I get is that people would love to try a margarita but they hate the taste of tequila. Thankfully, I’ve found a solution in the form of a gin margarita. Or a Margatini as I’ve heard it called.
I’ve made this a couple of times and loved it each and every time. It’s a nice drinkable cocktail, great to sip on after a long day at work. This one gives me the spice of a margarita that I love. For the spice, it comes from this fabulous new gin that I discovered. I love Sipsmith as a gin brand, so when they came out with their limited edition chilli and lime gin, I brought it immediately.
With the warmer weather coming in, I know that I’m going to be trading off between having a classic margarita and this gin margarita. Truth be told, I love them both equally. If you’re interested in having a margarita but without the tequila, here’s how you can make one…
HOW TO MAKE A GIN MARGARITA.
Firstly, you need to take your shaker and fill it with ice. Next take your martini or coupe glass, cut a lime into wedges and run it along the edge of the glass. Turn the glass over and twist on a plate covered in grounded salt. Set to one side and fill with ice.
Into your shaker, add 40ml of the gin, followed by 20ml of Cointreau. Next, squeeze a whole lime into your shaker. Place the lid on top and shake, until it’s really cold and you can’t stand to hold it any longer. Remove the ice from your glass and strain the drink into it. If you want, this is when you can top the drink with some tonic water. I would go with either cucumber or Indian tonic. Serve and drink immediately. This will make one glass so remember to double as and when you need to.
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