¿Dónde está la fiesta? Right here in London, of course, where you can order a cracking Margarita any time of day. The origin of the classic Mexican cocktail (tequila, triple sec, lime) is always up for debate – many lay claim to the drink’s invention. But one thing is for sure: it’s damn delicious, with a kick drinkers can’t get enough of.
In London, you’ll find the drink – whether classic, tommy’s, frozen or otherwise – in tequila-loving bars and cocktail joints that know a thing or two about shaking the classics. It’s a top tipple to choose when it’s party time, so work your way through this list of the best margaritas in the capital – on Margarita Day (Saturday February 22) or otherwise – and let the good times roll like a Mexican wave.
Never mind best Margarita in London; last year we named the Mirror Margarita at Hacha as the best cocktail in London. It’s a see-through version of the drink (ooh), but with just the same kick in the nads. And to celebrate Margarita Day (Sat Feb 22), they’ve launched a limited edition menu that stars five twists on the inventive drink – all of them totally transparent, too.
The team behind Fam are tequila experts, and from one sip of the house Margarita, you can tell. It blends highland and lowland tequilas with citrus and Devon flower honey for a cute local twist. Perfecto.
There are lots of exotic concoctions on the menu at Santo Remedio, but you won’t be disappointed with a beautifully balanced Margarita de la Casa. Forget a salt rim; they use tajín, a chilli-spiked Mexican spice mix. Arriba!
Venue says A vibrant Mexican restaurant with an upstairs tequila and mezcal bar, serving authentic regional Mexican cuisine and cocktails.
They love a party at this rockin’ Clapton bar, and one thing that helps get it started is the Grapefruit Margarita. It’s a twist on a classic that really works: a pink drink that’s muscular and stonkingly sour.
At LCC’s Oxford Circus branch, a tommy’s margarita is the specialty – that’s when they swap out the triple sec for agave syrup, making it even more Mexican in the process. Or try a Patrón Mango Margarita, a fruity number on the menu specifically for Margarita Day. Salud, amigos!