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Cocktail o’clock: Margarita

margarita 07 3 12Forget tequila as a shot you gulp down double quick with your mates. Instead, serve your guests a tequila cocktail that’s worth lingering over.

Serves 1

You will need:
● 35ml tequila
● 15ml Cointreau

● 25ml lime juice, freshly squeezed plus 1 slice to garnish before serving
● 12.5ml sugar-cane syrup
● Ice cubes

  1. Moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with lemon or lime juice and dip the rim in a plate of salt.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake hard.
  3. Strain into the salted glass and garnish with a lime wheel on the rim.


This article was first published in at home with James Martin in December 2011. [Read the digital edition here]

Photograph: Getty Images

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