Margarita

Mango Margarita

Your choice of cocktail says something about you. A dry martini may suggest elegance and sophistication. A frozen fruit margarita implies something altogether more louche.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:49pm

Kaffir margarita

Armani Prive's kaffir margarita has a culturally confused background. A Mexican cocktail created by an Italian, its distinguishing feature is the use of the leaves of a plant native to Southeast Asia.

Many people will be familiar with the kaffir lime and its leaves from Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine, but may not have previously encountered it in a drink.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Joe's Billiards & Bar

2/F King's Hotel, 303 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai Tel: 3188 1470

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

the mixer

In the heat of summer, the last thing any party host wants to be doing is making elaborate, time-consuming cocktails. Blended drinks - such as frozen daiquiris and margaritas - and 'built' drinks (where ingredients are poured straight into the glass without mixing or shaking beforehand) are the best options.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

the mixer

From the explosion of new bars along Hollywood Road and Wyndham Street has emerged The Priory, named after the celebrity rehabilitation clinic in Britain. The homely bar contrasts with its city-slick neighbours and the emphasis is more on retox than detox, with attention to detail raising the bar's cocktails far above average.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

the mixer

The secret to looking good is to keep it simple and don't over-accessorise - even when it comes to cocktails. That's the advice of drinks guru Sascha Lenz, bar manager at MO Bar, the swanky, high-ceilinged hangout at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel. 'We make simple drinks that look good. They're elegant with a simple garnish,' says Lenz.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Bottoms up

Even the humble glass can make a design statement these days. Take the SiloLine collection designed by Roman Gauthnot for French company Silo Design. A frosted outer glass - with a clear 'window' - encloses a rounded inner chamber made out of transparent Pyrex.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Limes

FRESH LIME JUICE has a bright, acidic taste and distinctive aroma. Its flavour is more complex than that of lemon: more perfumed and fragrant. The fruit is most popular in the cuisines of Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, where its juice is frequently combined with chillies and garlic to brighten and temper the spice and strength of those aromatics.

22 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Groovers and shakers

Bartender of the week: Louise da Silva.

Age: 30.

Home ground: Post 97, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

Job description: Just what you can see.

Favourite drink/mix: Margarita.

Pet hate: Dirty old men saying stupid things to make a girl happy, like 'You've got beautiful eyes'.

7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

One, two, three for Margarita

WHEN the beer arrived, Susanna Palazuelos almost spilled her Margarita.

'What's this?' she asked, studying the neck of the beer bottle choked by a lime wedge.

16 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

How to mix the perfect margarita

AGUSTIN Gutierrez Canet cannot keep a secret. That's good news for home-bartenders or margarita buffs.

To celebrate Mexican National Day today, the amiable consul general of Mexico surrendered his recipe for lethal margaritas.

16 Sep 1993 - 12:00am