Cheers! Cointreau is celebrating World Margarita Day the only way it knows how — by rolling out a month-long celebration across Singapore.
Cointreau, the world’s leading orange liqueur, is used in over 500 cocktail recipes globally. One of these recipes is the original margarita, which includes Cointreau, tequila, lime and salt.
As a toast to the brand’s long-standing relationship with the margarita, Cointreau has partnered with 12 different bars, restaurants and shops, including Margarita’s Dempsey Hill, Papi’s Taco, Smoke & Mirrors and BRDL Restaurant and Bar to offer exclusive margaritas, such as Jalapeno and Lime Margarita and Lychee Margarita, till 20 March 2022.
Each bar and restaurant will offer the original margarita with Cointreau, tequila, lime and salt, while putting their own creative spin on a second margarita, available only at that particular restaurant or bar.
I dropped by Margarita’s Dempsey Hill to try its two margaritas. Tucked away at Dempsey Hill, this restaurant is Singapore’s oldest Mexican restaurant and dishes out a mean plate of tacos, enchiladas and burritos.
Its Original Margarita (S$18.50) was delightfully delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. I learned that they use their own brand of tequila for the margarita, which is made entirely from blue agave.
I also got to try its special margarita – Lychee Margarita (S$20).
While I was apprehensive and thought it would be too sweet (as lychee drinks tend to be), I was surprised by its lightness. Made with Cointreau, agave nectar and lychee puree, the drink was fruity and refreshing, and went well with Margarita’s Fajitas (S$32).
Keen to try the other restaurants’ special margaritas? If you’re feeling adventurous, go for Smoke & Mirror‘s Asian-inspired margarita twist: Wok’s the Smell (S$26), which features fat-washed spicy lap cheong tequila. If you prefer your cocktails a little spicy, try Papi’s Tacos Chica Caliente (S$17), which uses habenero agave, or La Salsa‘s El Chapo (S$24), featuring jalapeno.
Other articles you might like: