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My Friends Margarita

Winning Olmeca Margarita

The winner of the first international Olmeca Margarita Contest by the Tahona Society was Kurt Schlechter from Johannesburg, South Africa with his cocktail My Friends Margarita. Heats had previously taken place in the UK, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia. At the finals in Mexico, the judges selected Kurt’s recipe because of its well thought out fusion of Mexican and South African ingredients, and unique and refreshing taste.

The Tahona Society is a global community of bartenders. The objective of the new annual Olmeca Margarita Contest is to strengthen the existing bonds between members, and to support the best talent from within the community, whilst offering continuity to the international seminars.  The Olmeca tequila brand is owned by Pernod Ricard.

My Friends Margarita

Orange slice
5 raspberries
Two parts Olmeca Altos Reposado
1 whole squeezed lime
¾ shot of Cointreau
Rocks glass with naartje and cinnamon salt lip
Muddle orange with skin in mixing glass, add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into glass over cubed ice. Spray Olmeca Altos Reposado/Agave Syrup mix over drink (avoid salt lip) and garnish with pineapple leaves arranged in the form of an agave plant.

On the side:
Shot glass with slithers of Jicama (neutral Mexican fuit) dipped in homemade naartje and cinnamon salt


1 July 2010 - Felicity Murray