I have always loved a good margarita, but have only recently been inspired to make one at home, thanks to a recent visit to the wonderful Tex-Mex restaurant, Chaplin's, in Hull. (If you don't know where Hull is, it's in Yorkshire, England, of all places!) Previously, I ordered my margaritas frozen and they were inevitably made from a mix, but the nice man in Hull assured me that his drinks - the best I'd ever tasted - were only made from the following ingredients:

Makes 2

3 oz Tequila (without worm, please)

1 oz Triple sec

2 oz lime juice


Rub the rim of a margarita glass (or the Holy Grail might be easier to find if you live in England) with lime juice, then dip in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

This recipe is probably best accompanied by a bowl of tortillas and a Rupert Everett video.

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