Recipe: Classic Margarita from Ella Canta in InterContinental London Park Lane

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As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to the necessary lock-downs taking place all over the world. One way we’ll be doing so is simply by sharing our favourite recipes.

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Classic Margarita from Ella Canta

Mexican restaurant Ella Canta in the classy, well located InterContinental London Park Lane, has been serving up fan-favourite classics done well since opening in 2017. Here, they’ve supplied their very simple recipe for a classic margarita, a cocktail any respectable at-home bartender should be able to make at the snap of a finger.


  • 40ml Patron Silver Tequila
  • 20ml Cointreau Orange Liqueur
  • 20ml fresh lime juice


  1. Prepare your glass by running a wedge of lime around half of the rim and dip into salt.
  2. Combine the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add a handful of ice cubes.
  4. Close and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain into an elegant glass.
  6. Add a slice of lime to garnish.

If you need some Patrol Silver Tequila you can get a bottle from BWS here. You can also get Cointreau Orange Liqueur from BWS

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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