Miami Poolside Tommy's Margarita
15% | 125ml
SWEET | SOUR | CITRUS
Wheat Flour [Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin], Butter (Milk), Lancashire Cheese 21% (Milk)], Rice Flour, Mature Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Colour: Beta Carotene], Glaze (Contains Milk), Egg White, Spring Onion 0.9%, Mustard Powder. Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper.
The Margarita was the beautiful lovechild of cross-border trade between America and Mexico during the prohibition of the 1930s. The story goes, Carlos Herrera designed the drink for aspiring actress Marjorie King, since she was allergic to all spirits, except tequila. He mixed it with lime and triple sec, to her taste.
These days the Margarita is synonymous with poolside relaxation. The refreshingly cool lime cuts through the heat of the day, while the intoxicating tastes of tequila and agave quicken the pulse with danger and excitement.
Served ice cold, there isn’t a more perfect way to step out of your daily life and instantly be lying on the warm sands of a beach in Cabo. Feel the palm trees swaying in the breeze, as the ocean sparkles like a sea of diamonds before you.
The most important thing to us in any drink, is authenticity. With much of the tequila in Mexico heavily industrialised, we set out to find a tequila still made the old-fashioned way, by hand. After much searching, we discovered Ocho, a family-run tequila owned by the Camarena family for three generations. Not only do they make all their tequila authentically, hand-roasting the Piñas and crushing with stone wheels, but they also grew their own agave plants on their Ranchos and mix each batch from a single estate, something nearly unheard of.
Next, we had to make a decision between a classic Margarita and a Tommy’s. The classic is typically sweeter with dominant orange tones, while a Tommy’s margarita switches out the triple sec for agave syrup, complementing the tequila flavours rather than overpowering them. Each had merits, so we opted for a special place in the middle.
This gave us a fragrant, full-bodied and lime-drenched margarita, that in our minds, transported us back to one of our favourite places in the world - poolside at the Fontaine Bleau hotel in Miami Beach. Surrounded by Art Deco buildings, swaying palm trees, and deep music pumping away, there’s nowhere in the world we’d rather set up camp to drift off during the heat of the day.