The Tequila Cocktail You Should Make This Margarita Day

by | Feb 22, 2024 | Recipes

Sure, Saffers have their favourite 3 B’s: braais, beers, and brandy. However, on this special occasion of Margarita Day, we’re shaking things up a bit. This tequila cocktail is so effortlessly delightful that you’ll want to sip on it while relaxing on your couch. Trust us on this one, it’s the perfect blend of tangy citrus and smooth tequila, a refreshing twist to brighten up your day.

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4 Tequilas To Invest In

When it seems as if every celeb from the Rock to George Clooney has a tequila brand, you have to wonder if there’s more to the agave-based spirit than shots. Here are the best bottles you might not have tried… yet. 

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila on white background

Aged for eight months in American whiskey casks, this exceptionally smooth tequila is recognised worldwide as one of the best reposados. It pours the colour of a golden sunrise, is easy going down and carries unique hazelnut and vanilla flavours meaning it’s as effortless to pair with food as a glass of pinot is (we recommend whipping up a pork shoulder or ribs to snack on during the games).

Maestro Dobel DiaMante

Maestro Dobel DIAMante

Maestro Dobel says this is their hero product, this from a brand who includes a turkey breast in the distillation process of one of their other tequilas. So you know this is quite something. It has a complex mix of sweet flavours; caramel, honey and maple and is rounded out with a slight hint of smokiness. It’s a smooth-drinking tequila with a long finish which will leave you wanting more.

Herradura Reposado

Herradura Reposado

Aged longer than industry standard for 11 months, Reposado has a rich amber colour with notes of cooked agave, vanilla and butter. This additional time spent resting in charred American White Oak creates a smooth, sweet finish with a slight taste of spice. It’s true what they say; good things do take time.

Olmeca Añejo

olmeca bottle on white background

Most Saffers’ first taste of tequila is Olmeca, and it’s a first choice for good reason. But this Añejo ups the ante a bit as it’s aged for at least thirteen months in small ex-bourbon casks. This process gives it a smooth, woody taste and a slightly sweet flavour. It’s currently out of stock but we’re hoping it’s back soon.

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3 Tequila Myths, Busted

Dr. Puja Uppal, debunks a few popular myths.

1. It isn’t really diabetic friendly.

The Truth: Fermentation and distillation negate any effect. No tequila (and no alcohol) is great for diabetics.

2. Its agave sugars don’t make it lower-calorie.

The Truth: Tequila contains no more or no fewer calories than a shot of any other spirit, agave sugars or not.

3. And it can definitely give you a hangover.

The Truth: There’s no magic shot. If you drink enough of any alcohol, you’ll feel it the next day.

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horshoe margarita tequila cocktail

Herradura Horseshoe Margarita

Put down the beers and brandy. This tequila cocktail recipe is going to be your new favourite for Margarita Day, trust us.
Prep Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 parts Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • 1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 15-23 ml Agave nectar (to taste)


  • Combine all ingredients and shake with ice to chill.
  • Strain over fresh ice and garnish with a half-salt rim and lime.
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Words By Susannah Skiver Barton & Kelleigh Korevaar

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