We can’t wait until we’re able to welcome you to our cocktail bar in Clapham High Street again, but until then we’re all going to have to make do with whatever drinks we can whip up in our homes.
Tequila is a spirit most closely associated with shots, preceded by salt and finished with lemon, but there’s so much more you can do with it and some truly delicious concoctions you can create.
And as the Guardian recently noted, it seems that more of you are experimenting with the Mexican tipple during lockdown. The newspaper shared figures from Waitrose, showing that sales of tequila were up by 175 per cent between 24 March and the end of April.
It then shared some of the best tequila cocktails you can make at home – why not give some of them a try and see if you find a new favourite?
La capilla is fresh and zesty. You make it by blending 50ml of tequila, 30ml of lime juice and 15ml of agave nectar with fresh coriander. Transfer this to a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. A top tip is to double strain it. Then you top the glass up with pink grapefruit juice.
Espresso martinis have been a firm favourite for a while, but this variation replaces the vodka with tequila. Mix 40ml of espresso with 30ml of reposado tequila, 20ml of coffee liqueur and 15ml of agave syrup. Add a pinch of salt and a couple of ice cubes and then blend it.
The Reading Chronicle recently offered some advice on some items to buy for your home if you want to up your cocktail making game. A cocktail shaker, a stainless steel strainer and a muddling stick are all on the list.