Margarita on the Hill
A Margarita without tequila....? May sound a little confusing but swapping tequila for brandy isn’t as strange as it sounds. Tequila Reposado and Anejo are usually aged in used American whiskey or bourbon barrels and occasionally in Cognac/Brandy barrels too. The tequila ageing process adds nuances of oak, vanilla and caramel which is similar to the flavour profile of Poulton Hill Brandy. Using Brandy adds an element of sophistication and refinement that magnificently partners with tea liqueur. The result is unmistakably Margarita-esque.
- 50ml Poulton Hill Brandy
- 30ml Camellia Tea Liqueur (both Camellia & Camellia Decaf work well)
- 20ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
- 10ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 10ml Simple syrup*
- Garnish with a lemon wheel
Cocktail Shaker - There are a number of different cocktail shakers you can use. I personally use a Cobbler Shaker which is a household favourite. Some say for novices but frankly when you have an all in one solution which is made of stainless steel, it’s my go to cocktail shaker. It has a built in strainer and a cap which can be used as a jigger (the cap is a standard 1oz/30ml size). The two other cocktail shakers to consider are Boston and French/Parisian, each with their individual pros and cons. The Boston shaker for example is the go to shaker for bars, restaurants and mixologists, which requires a little more technique.
Jigger - Bartending tool/dual ended cup for measuring spirits that is normally dual ended (50ml/25ml).
Serving glass - Coupe or Margarita glass
Put all ingredients into cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe or margarita glass and garnish with the lemon wheel.
A Margarita on the Hill pairs very well with Mexican foods, cajun foods, salsas and curry
Origin of Margarita on the Hill - 2023
Born from a collaboration with Poulton Hill Vineyard using some very fine English brandy.
*Simple syrup - Combine 1 part sugar to 1 part water and gently heat in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.