Mijenta Margaritas in London

BÓHA Mijenta Charcoal Pineapple Margarita
BÓHA Mijenta Charcoal Pineapple Margarita

This Thursday 22nd February is National Margarita Day, and to celebrate, Mijenta Tequila has partnered with Chelsea restaurants Ixchel and BÓHA on the King’s Road to create a delicious variety of five Mijenta Margaritas.

For those of you unfamiliar with Mijenta (pronounced Mee-hen-ta), they offer a range of award winning, sustainable and artisanal Blanco and Reposado tequilas from the highlands of Jalisco in Mexico, that are carefully crafted with a commitment to environmental sustainability while supporting the local community.

Ixchel, a 170 cover modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, is named after the Mayan goddess of the moon, with its own unique twist on the Mexican dining experience. And at the heart of this concept is their robata grill. Ixchel places a big emphasis on quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers wherever possible and offers diners a full sensory experience as soon as you walk through the doors, from the beautiful interior décor to the unique and delicious food and drinks menus.

Their Mijenta Beetroot Margarita at Ixchel, priced at £17, is made with Mijenta Blanco Tequila, lime juice, organic agave and pickled beetroot and makes for the perfect aperitif.

Ixchel Mijenta Beetroot Margarita
Ixchel Mijenta Beetroot Margarita

BÓHA London is a 140 seat restaurant that also has a covered terrace, perfect for those who like alfresco dining. It offers an Irish and British menu accompanied by some world-class mixology, and has a welcoming, contemporary and sophisticated atmosphere.

BÓHA currently has a selection of four Mijenta cocktails on their menu, starting with the Mijenta Classic Margarita, priced at £18, made with Mijenta Blanco Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Then there is the Mijenta Spicy Margarita, also priced at £18, which is a mix of Mijenta Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and chilli. Their Mijenta Charcoal Pineapple Margarita at £20, is again made with Mijenta Blanco Tequila, infused charcoal roasted pineapple, Cointreau and lime juice. And lastly, the Mijenta Basil and Cucumber Margarita, also priced £20, which is a mix of Mijenta Blanco Tequila, basil, cucumber foam, Cointreau and lime juice.

Mijenta Blanco Tequila is bright and transparent and has a powerful body with intense aromas of cooked agave, vanilla and caramel which are enhanced by the slow cooking process and floral and fruity notes of cantaloupe and peaches. You can expect rich flavours of cooked agave, vanilla, fresh fruit and spices such as cinnamon on the palate.

Mijenta Blanco Tequila retails for £54.99 for 70cl. ABV: 40%, and is available from: SelfridgesHarvey NicholsMaster of MaltAmazonThe Whisky Exchange and shopmijenta.co.uk.

Author Bio:

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.

Photographs courtesy of BÓHA London and Ixchel

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