Our famous lime #manzanamargarita

We are not scared to tell you about how much we love our cocktail menu (its the best on the Ninsh’ hands down) so much so that we want to share with you our ‘Cocktail Of The Week’ segment, where we will share a blog post showcasing one of our favourite cocktails, and include the recipe! Each week, the featured cocktail on our blog will be on special at Manzana, and if you snap a photo of yourself drinking one in the restaurant that week with the hashtag #cocktailoftheweek and tag @manzanarestaurant on Instagram or Facebook you will go into the draw to win a round of cocktails for your table ON US. Here at Manzana, we have never met a margarita we didn’t like- so we thought it was appropriate that our first #cocktailoftheweek is our famous Manzana Margarita. While we do have many different flavours-from passionfruit to jalapeño, our personal favourite is the classic lime margarita, the perfect combination of sweet and sour! and they go almost too well with one (or five) of our soft shell tacos.

Fish tacos and Manzana margaritas are a match made in heeeavan.

Our recommendation: one (or ten) Fish Tacos and our Manzana margarita!

 So the story goes a little something like this (apparently)- Dallas socialite, guessed it – Margarita Sames favourite party game was to duck behind the bar and mix up all kinds of drinks for her guests with whatever was available. During a 1948 Christmas party at her vacation home in Acapulco, Mexico – must be nice – she threw together tequila, Cointreau and lime juice with great success. Her friends took the recipe statewide, and it spread like melted cheese sauce over nachos. While we aren’t completely convinced of this story, seeing as truth be told that Jose Cuervo tequila was running Margarita ad campaigns as early as 1945. Sorry, Marge. You sound like a good time though.


Cocktail shaker


Fresh lime juice

Tequila of your choice (we like Jose Silver)


Crushed rock Salt (for rim)

Lime wedge to make it sing!

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Juicy limes ready for many a-margarita!

Step one: Pour 1 shot of tequila, 1/2 shot of cointreau and 2 1/2 shots of lime juice into cocktail shaker .

Step Two: Add ice cubes, do a little dance, shake it around.

Step Three: Line the rim of the glass with a cut lime wedge and dip into crushed salt, we like our margaritas over ice so pour all ingredients from shaker into glass and finish with lime wedge on the side or in the glass.

Pop down to Manzana this week and enjoy a marg with us or make it at home, but remember to share a photo, hashtag #cocktailoftheweek and tag @manzanarestaurant to be in the running to win a round of cocktails, ARIBA!

Stay tuned for next weeks special- we’ve got a goodie up our sleeve!

Love the Manzana Team x


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