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Recipe: Gardeners Margarita | Monteiths Edinburgh

Scottish Food Recipes & Tasting Notes

We’re a passionate bunch at Monteiths with a real flavour for freshly prepared, locally sourced Scottish food alongside great cocktails. Our team have curated a selection of great food & drink Scottish recipes for you to try at home. Hopefully these give you a taste of what we’re all about.

Gardeners Margarita

Althoughcreditedwith creating it, it’sdebatable if Mexico really did invent this classiccocktail. The truth is no-one really knows. The first mention of a Margarita cocktail is in the December 1953 issue of Esquire magazine & the recipe only called for 30ml of tequila, a dash of triple sec & the juice of half a lime or lemon. As with many cocktails their true origin is unclear however one thing that is clear is how it as stood the test oftime and is one of the most recognised cocktails onthe bar scene &enjoy acrossthe world.

Here at the Monteiths cocktail bar Edinburgh we’ve taken the classic version & put our own stamp on it. A very fresh stamp. In addition to the core ingredients ourinclusion of flat-leaf parsley breathes new life into thetraditionaldrink & our customers will agree it’s a delicious twist.

To make this cocktail at home follow the steps below:- 

Gardeners’ Margarita

50ml Olmeca Altos Plata tequila

10ml Agave syrup

4 dots Bob’s Orange & Mandarin bitters

4ml Saline solution (1 part salt to 4 parts water)

25ml Lime juice 

15 Flat-leaf parsley leaves

15ml Egg-white 

Glass: coupe

Garnish: flat-leaf parsley leaf

Method: Blend first six ingredients, strain the solids out of mixture and add egg white. Then dry-shake all ingredients, shake with ice and double strain into chilled glass 



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