Cocktail Friday – Gathering Events’ Classic Margarita

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Gathering Events

Thanks to the wonderful team at Gathering Events, follow this easy (but delicious) way to learn all about the classic Margarita and how to make your own at home.


The classic Margarita is undeniably one of the world’s most loved cocktails – and for good reason!

Conjuring up summer holidays, Sunday sessions and girls nights, we love the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

The most important ingredient here is obviously tequila, but before you run the other way, it’s time you investigated this spirit, which has recently seen new premium offerings hit the shelf. These will have no relation to the ‘lip, sick, suck’ products you’re probably familiar with.

We suggest you experiment until you find the perfect proportions that you and your palate.


  • 30ml tequila
  • 30ml Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 5ml agave nectar (optional)
  • salt flakes, to salt the glass rim
  • whole lime, to garnish


Pour tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and fresh lime juice into shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, shake for 10-15 seconds. Rub the rim of the margarita glass with a lime wedge, and then dip the rim of the glass into salt (on a plate). Strain the drink (with a Hawthorne strainer) over your margarita glass. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge – whichever you fancy. Salut!


Images by Daisy & The Duke / Styling: The Perfect Party Co

About Gathering Events: Gathering Events is a boutique pop-up bar service, lead by husband and wife duo (Jen and Adam), along with their crew of super talented (and charming) bartenders.


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