The drinks in this series are designed to be made at home, so we suggest you grab an extra ice bucket and a highball glass … or two.
For our second cocktail, John Nugent of Lily and Bloom gives us the perfect Tommy’s Margarita recipe to refresh us this summer.
30ml Ocho Tequila Blanco
15ml Alipus Mescal
15ml agave syrup (equal parts water & agave nectar)
15ml pineapple juice
20ml lime juice
- Give it a shake
- Pour all contents into glass
- Add a few more ice cubes
- Add a sexy pineapple garnish
About the drink:
Concocted in the early 1990s by Mexican restaurant bar and owner – Julio Bermejo – this drink has won their spot a title of “premier tequila bar on earth”. Bermejo, known to be a legend for his command of the liquor, and knowledge of tequila – names this glorious’ cocktail after Tommy Bermejo, his father.
John tells us, “I find that Agave and summer are synonymous with each other. Nothing is easier than making a Tommy’s margarita (tequila, agave nectar, and fresh lime) or variations of which. I like to give mine a smoky, tropical kick by adding mescal and pineapple juice.”
At Lily & Bloom, they make a variation of a margarita, in which they add cucumber, elderflower and spicy shrub bitters.