Introducing the Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set - not for the faint hearted!
This spicy twist on the classic Margarita will bring the heat, and stimulate your taste buds like no other!
What's included in the Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set?
The Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set contains premium ingredients and easy to follow instruction to create the perfect picante, and would be great for anyone who wants to sample this spicy cocktail, or as a gift box for any cocktail lover.
Contents of this box:
- 4 x 60ml Tequila ABV. 38% vol
- 2 x 60ml Cane Sugar
- 1 x 200ml lime
- 1 x Tabasco
- Box makes at least 4 generous cocktails
A brief history of the Margarita Picante cocktail
The evolution of a hot and spicy Margarita can be traced back to the beginnings of the 2000s, with the rise of craft cocktails. Around this time, exotic spicy flavours were soaring in popularity, and the ‘Spicy Habanero Margarita’ quickly gained a cult following as a party cocktail, which later led to the creation of the more sophisticated Margarita Picante - a spicy twist on the classic Margarita.
Originating from the Classic ‘Tommy's Margarita’ which was first invited in San Francisco, the Margarita Picante has gained popularity due to its unique blend of spicy and tangy flavours. The Margarita Picante typically includes jalapeño or habanero peppers, adding a kick of heat to this traditional lime based cocktail, and is often infused with sugar cane to provide a delicate sweetness to balance out the heat.
The Margarita Picante cocktail became even more popular in recent years, with variations popping up in bars and restaurants around the world. Inspired by the classic Tommy’s Margarita, aspiring mixologists have created their own take on the Margarita Picante, adding different ingredients and methods to create unique flavour profiles.
While the origins of the Margarita Picante may be debated, its popularity is undeniable, and it has become a go-to cocktail for those who enjoy a little heat with their tequila.
The Perfect Spicy Margarita Picante
The Margarita Picante cocktail is a spicy twist on the classic Margarita, with the base spirits of Tequila and Triple Sec providing the same reassuring kick. This is mixed with lime juice to create a refreshing and tangy flavour, but the uniqueness of the Margarita Picante is achieved with the addition of spices, jalapeño peppers, chilli powder, and hot sauce, which create the Margarita Picante’s signature kick. This is a cocktail for those who favour a little heat in their drinks.
To prepare the Margarita Picante, mixologists always begin by rimming a glass with either the classic sea salt, or chilli powder or Tajin for the more adventurous! After preparing the glass, the core ingredients are combined with the spices, and are shaken over ice before being strained into the glass.
As with all Margarita Cocktails, the Margarita Picante can be served in a classic Margarita glass, or can be served on the rocks (in a short glass over ice), or even as a Frozen Margarita. The versatility of the Margarita Picante is sure to impress cocktail enthusiasts.
Margarita Picante - a contemporary twist on the classic
The Margarita Picante is much more than just a spicy cocktail - it has became a cultural symbol of Mexican heritage. With many all stories of the invention of the Margarita tracing back to Mexico, it is clear that this drink has been a part of the Mexican identify for a long time. The Margarita has become an iconic symbol of Mexican culture and is often associated with celebrations such as Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. The Margarita Picante, with its blend of spicy and tangy flavours, is a way in which traditional Mexican heritage and identify is maintained through drink.
If we look further than Mexico, the Margarita Picante has now become a popular cocktail in modern cocktail culture, sitting alongside the Classic Margarita as a red hot spicy alternative. Whilst this drink began as a novel alternative to the Tommy's Margarita, it now has a place on all major cocktail menus around the world, including Soho House in central London.
The Margarita Picante's popularity can be attributed to its ability to appeal to a wide range of taste preferences, and its ability to stand out against other cocktails due to its unique taste.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is inside the Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set?
The Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set contains all of the ingredients needed to create this spicy cocktail, including Tequila, Lime, Triple Sec and Chilli. The ingredients can be combined to make high quality cocktails in the comfort of your own home.
How is the Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set packaged?
The Margarita Picante Cocktail ingredients are individually packed into a beautiful branded gift box, with a black laminated finish, and concealed magnetic snap-shut front clasp closure. To ensure this arrives to you in perfect condition, all Cocktail Crates are wrapped in a recycled bubble wrap bag, and placed in a double walled postal box that can be discarded once your parcel arrives safely.
How do I make the Margarita Picante Cocktail:
The Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Box comes with step-by-step guidance on how to make this spicy cocktail. We simplify the process, to ensure that even cocktail rookies are able to create a Margarita Picante Cocktail that would be at home in a high end cocktail bar!
Do I need any equipment to make the Margarita Picante Cocktail?
You'll only need a cocktail shaker and a glass of your choice to create this contemporary cocktail - everything else is contained within your Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Box. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up the bar equipment, as you will be making these cocktails more often than you think!
How hot is the Margarita Picante cocktail?
Personal choice will determine how hot this cocktail is - and you can control the heat by simple adding more or less hot sauce. The choice is yours!
What is it like to receive a Margarita Picante cocktail gift set?
Unboxing a Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Set is a special experience - lifting the lid of this beautifully presented box will reveal luxurious ingredients and a unique Cocktail Crates instruction card, hand-packed with premium gift paper.
What is the shelf life of the Margarita Picante Cocktail gift set?
The Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Box has a shelf life of at least 3 months from the point of order.
What type of person would like the Margarita Picante Cocktail gift set?
Anyone who loves a Margarita would be a good start! The Margarita Picante is a variation of the Classic Margarita, with added heat through chilli and hot sauce, so this gift set would be prefect for someone who would like to expand their taste buds and try out a truly modern twist on an age old classic.
Are there any other Margaritas available?
Yes there is a full Margarita Collection available from Cocktail Crates! Check out the other Margaritas in this range:
Is the Margarita Picante a popular cocktail?
The Margarita Picante has taken the cocktail menu by storm, and is now a mainstay in bars and restaurants around the world. Universally popular for all ages, this would make a great present for anyone who likes to celebrate with a spicy cocktail!
Is the Margarita Picante included in the Cocktail Crates Subscription Plan?
Yes the Margarita Picante Cocktail Kit Gift Box is included in the subscription plan, alongside all other cocktails in the full range. Find out how to join the Cocktail Club here!