As a tequila drinking newbie, I was always under the misconception that margaritas were these sweet slushies drinks that just so happen to contain a splash of alcohol.
Perhaps the memory comes from that one time that my father made cocktails from one of those "just add tequila" frozen drink mixes, but clearly, I wasn't impressed. (Sorry, dad.)
After an evening of food and drink (via Zoom) with Herradura Tequila, I learned more about what makes a quality tequila (hint: look for 100% agave tequila with no additives, fillers, or colouring) and how to make the perfect margarita.
Having made Herradura's Cucumber Mint Margarita a few times now, I'll fully admit to being a tequila convert.
Herradura Silver is an estate-bottled, silver tequila is crafted from 100% agave and aged in white oak casks for 45 days.
Flavour profile: Robust earthy nature. Woody aroma. Complex fruity, agave, black pepper, citrus zest, and vanilla tones.
Savour on its own or as the Cucumber Mint Margarita from Herradura.
Herradura Tequila Cucumber Mint Margarita
2oz Herradura Silver Tequila
1oz fresh lime juice
0.5oz agave nectar
2 cucumber slices
4-6 mint leaves
Add mint and cucumber to a cocktail shaker and gently muddle them together.
Add the remaining ingredients along with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds.
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a cucumber wheel and fresh mint sprig.
Photographed by Nathalie Martin.
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