National Margarita Day 2023: Where to Celebrate in LondonBy Iona Goulder
It’s National Margarita Day on 22nd February so why not celebrate with a delicious margarita (or two) from London’s best bars (not that we need an excuse).
The Lowdown: Where better to celebrate National Margarita Day than at the home of agave spirits, Hacha. Since opening in April 2019 Hacha has received much praise for its innovative approach to agave spirits and in particular, its signature cocktail ‘Mirror Margarita’, voted the Best Cocktail in London and 7th Best Cocktail in the World by Time Out magazine.
Drink: If you’re heading out this Margarita Day, you can head to either Hacha’s Brixton or Dalston sites to enjoy their signature crystal clear Mirror Margarita. Hacha Brixton also has a Mirror Margarita takeaway bottle shop, so the celebrations can continue at home.
Where: 12 Market Row, London SW9 8LD and 378 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA
The Lowdown: Swift Shoreditch, which launched in July 2020, is the second venue from the team behind the internationally acclaimed Swift in Soho. When open, Swift Shoreditch brings an all-day offering seven days a week and with their award-winning cocktail menu, this is the spot to be as you enjoy the light atmosphere and sip on their delicious tipples.
Drink: Fresh, punchy and smooth, Carmen is the drink to have. With tequila, lime sherbet and toasted blue corn this simple yet delicious cocktail is the one to order in Swift Shoreditch.
Where: 91-93 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ
The Lowdown: Award-winning bar Lyaness by internationally renowned bartender Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana was awarded ‘World’s Best Bar’ at Tales of Cocktail Spirited Awards 2022. Their 15 serve new menu focuses on core ingredients exclusively created by the team using proprietary processes and techniques. For The Ancestral Cookbook, they have focused on the natural, cultural and social effects of human evolution on ingredients and food to create 5 core ingredients for the menu.
Drink: Lyaness’s new menu The Ancestral Cookbook has its very own Shaky Fist Margarita, perfect for celebrating National Margarita Day with. The Shaky Fist Margarita is made using Patron Silver, red pill cordial, B + B Curcaçao and green lemon, for their unique take on the classic.
Where: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
The Lowdown: You can find Christina’s Shoreditch on the ground floor of the Mondrian Shoreditch offering a menu of expertly-crafted original cocktails alongside Christina’s signature twists on the classics, using locally sourced British products and foraged wild ingredients.
Drink: Christina’s Coastal Margarita features-a riff on the original taking inspiration from the British coast and utilising acids from sustainable sources such as verjus instead of citrus fruits. Christina’s champions local producers alongside natural wines, customised coffee blends and hearty snacks. In keeping with Christina’s ethos of sustainability and quality, guests can expect a quintessentially British assortment of ingredients incorporated into the bar menu.
Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
The Lowdown: The concept of a group of Mexicans who wanted to bring fine and authentic Mexican cuisine to London, Mestizo offers vibrant, diverse, colourful and delicious gastronomy, with a second outpost located in Chelsea.
Drink: The Margarita Bar is headed up by the extremely talented ‘Cocktail Witch’, Aima Indigo, who has curated a truly bespoke tequila-based menu, including her favourite flavours including Hibiscus, Lavender, Mole and Lychee. Expect true classics mixed with some of London’s most extraordinary takes on a Margarita!
Where: 392 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UZ