On February 22nd, cocktail enthusiasts around the globe raise their glasses to celebrate World Margarita Day. This iconic cocktail, with its perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavours, has captured the hearts of many. But this year, why not shake things up and add a British twist to your Margarita celebration?

While the traditional Margarita calls for tequila, we're shaking things up by swapping it with the clean and smooth flavours of multi-award-winning Botanic Nº7 vodka. This botanical vodka adds a unique depth and complexity to the cocktail, elevating it to new heights while still honouring its roots.

Here's how to craft this botanical vodka twist on the classic Margarita:

Botanical Vodka Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Botanic Nº7 vodka
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 20ml Trip sec
  • 1 tsp honey or agave syrup
  • Plenty of ice
  • Salt and slices of lime for garnish

Method:

  • Prepare your glass by coating the rim in a light layer of agave syrup and then roll it in salt to create that classic Margarita rim.
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the Botanic Nº7 vodka, fresh lime juice, and honey or agave syrup.
  • Shake vigorously to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Strain the mixture into a tumbler filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a wheel of fresh lime.

This Botanical Vodka Margarita offers a refreshing and herbaceous take on the classic cocktail. The botanicals present in the vodka complement the tartness of the lime juice and the sweetness of the honey or agave syrup, creating a perfectly balanced drink that is both sophisticated and easy to enjoy.

Botanic Nº7 vodka, with its clean and smooth flavours, serves as an excellent base for this cocktail, allowing the botanicals to shine through without overpowering the other ingredients. Whilst we know this is a classic recipe we feel it is important to showcase our ability to innovate and push the boundaries of traditional cocktails in ways that celebrate British flavours. 

As you raise your glass to toast World Margarita Day, consider adding this botanical vodka twist to your celebration. Not only does it pay homage to the classic Margarita, but it also introduces a new dimension of flavour that is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

So, gather your ingredients, shake up a Botanical Vodka Margarita, and embark on a flavour-filled journey that celebrates the best of British spirits and the timeless allure of the Margarita cocktail.

World Margarita Day, British Independent Spirits
February 13, 2024
Gattertop Drinks Company

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