Celebrate National Margarita Day in style with Cointreau with classic Margarita inspired cocktails!

This February, celebrate National Margarita Day in style with Cointreau!

They’re marking 170 years of the House of Cointreau with classic Margarita inspired cocktails.

Be inspired by the beaches of Acapulco and the iconic, ageless cocktail created by ‘Margarita’ Sames in 1948, who famously said of her instantly classic concoction, ‘a Margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt’.

At the heart of cocktail culture, raise a toast with Cointreau to Margarita Sames herself, with a classic Margarita or add a pink twist bringing the sweet tastes of summertime to life with The Berry Margarita, with Cointreau, Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice and blackberries.

This year marks the 170th Anniversary of the House of Cointreau – a celebration of all things Cointreau, the heart of cocktail culture and a key ingredient in over 350 classic recipes, including the famous Margarita. Bringing together generations of loved ones, Cointreau is the heart and soul of cocktail culture, and its bold orange flavour and incomparable freshness have solidified its role in cocktail history.

The Cointreau recipe has retained its original authenticity over the years. Its character and excellence lie in the rigorous selection and assembly of the orange-peel essences, a meticulous task entrusted to Maison Cointreau’s Head Distiller.

Check out some recipe ideas below…

Original – The classic, created by Margaret Sames herself.

Ingredients:
30ml Cointreau
50ml Blanco Tequila
20ml Fresh Lime Juice

Method:
– Shake with ice
– Serve in a salt-rimmed margarita glass.

The Spicy Margarita – Bring a little heat to an iconic classic by adding jalapeno and cilantro to your Margarita. Your taste buds may walk on fire, until the subtle sweetness of Cointreau washes over the flame – bringing that perfect balance to life.

Ingredients:
30 ml Cointreau
50 ml Tequila
20 ml Fresh Lime Juice
2 slices Jalapeño
2 sprigs Cilantro

Method:
– Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice
– Shake and strain into an iced rocks glass
– Garnish with cilantro and a jalapeño spiral

The Pina Margarita – Nothing brings the beach vibe to life like fresh pineapple juice. Adding a cinnamon-sugar rim provide an indulgent, sweet taste you wouldn’t usually get from a margarita – expect the unexpected.

Ingredients:
50ml Tequila
30ml Cointreau
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
10ml Fresh Pineapple Juice

Method:
– Shake all ingredients with ice-
– Strain over ice in a cinnamon sugar rimmed rocks glass
– Garnish with pineapple wedge

The Matcha Margarita – A modern twist on the classic, the vibrant colours and complex flavours will be the highlight of your Margarita Day soiree.

Ingredients:
30ml Cointreau
50ml Tequila
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
½ tbsp matcha green tea powder

Method:
– Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass
– Shake with ice
– Strain over ice in a rocks glass
– Garnish with a lime wheel

The Berry Margarita – The perfect bright, pink twist on a classic, bringing the sweet tastes of summertime to life – inviting to even the most timid tipplers.

Ingredients:
30ml Cointreau
50ml Blanco Tequila
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
3-4 blackberries

Method:
Shake all ingredients with ice
Fine strain over ice in a rocks glass.
Garnish with blackberries.

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Alfie Green
Alfie Green

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.

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