Since its humble beginnings, the margarita has proven itself to be nothing short of an epic drink. No other cocktail has so much notoriety and is so synonymous with a good time.
According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Margarita is simply an amalgamation of both American and Mexican culture as ‘margarita’ translates to ‘daisy’ - a popular and now fundamental drink to modern cocktails. The first story of invention comes back in 1936, after American booze tourists would travel to both Canada and Mexico to find respite from Prohibition. Iowa newspaper editor James Graham related the story of how he found this drink while holidaying in Tijuana - at least 18 months before Carlos ‘Danny’ Herrera laid claim to the recipe.
It’s simple combination of tequila, citrus, dry orange and salt is a match made in cocktail heaven. Albeit straightforward in design, the Margarita’s simplicity belies it's wonderful balance; and it's true to say that we’ve all had a good, and equally bad Margarita. It's even more true to say that the only reason why is balance.
Økar Gold takes this simple combination of flavours to the next level. Fresh, elegant juniper in a wreath of herbal sweetness adds depth and complexity to the Margarita. The more fascinating combination is the melding of Weber Agave and Australian native botanicals. Both originate is harsh and arid climates and both have far more in common than you would realise on first inspection.
This is where the joy of using Agave with Økar is truly breathtaking. Like brothers-from-other-mothers the two compliment and support each other is the glass, lifting the fruitiness of the Agave and the highly toned botanical structure of the Økar, all while maintaining their own identity.
So get yourself shaking, and use this recipe as a helpful guide to how to lift your Margarita game into the stratosphere!
The Outback Margarita
Shake & Double strain into a salt rimmed glass.