To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the margarita, Morley’s of Hale has created contemporary remakes of the old classic. Said to have been invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria in Mexico, the UK’s love continues to grow, with tequila sales reaching £173 million.
For those who prefer their tequila with a little more thought than a quick ‘lick, shot, suck…’, one of Manchester’s best stocked bars has created its own take on the vintage concoction, in celebration of World Tequila Day this Tuesday.
Although the modern margarita takes on many forms and guises, the original was said to have been invented 80 years ago by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, and was based on three core ingredients; tequila, Cointreau, lime juice (and obligatory salt around the glass rim, of course). What’s not to love? And according to the latest sales figures, the UK spent around £173 million on tequila in the past year.
With this in mind, Chris Sievwright, Head Barman of Morley’s in Hale, Greater Manchester, has created three alternative versions of the classic margarita for customers to enjoy on World Tequila Day. With their very own home-made purees and cordials, Morley’s make the most refreshing mixtures, and we have the details on their brand-new margarita remakes…
The Strawberry and Mint Margarita
With homemade strawberry cordial, tequila, fresh strawberries, mint, apple juice, lime, agave
The Blueberry and Basil Margarita
With blueberry jam, basil, tequila, lime, agave
The Pineapple and Jalapeno Margarita
With homemade pineapple and jalapeno puree, tequila, pineapple juice, agave, lime, lemongrass and peppercorn tincture