Make this largartija cocktail, then check out our classic margarita, paloma cocktail and more tequila cocktails.

This largartija recipe comes from Margarita's book The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook (£39.95, Phaidon).

This is a recipe that Margarita shared as part of her guide to Mexican cuisine. Check it out to learn about the varied cuisine of this vast country, including taquitos dorados de papa (crispy potato tacos) and manzanas bicolor (wine-poached apples).


  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp good-quality tequila
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 6 tbsp orange juice
  • 1½ tbsp green mint liqueur
  • 1½ tbsp sugar syrup
  • ice, to serve

To garnish

  • sprig of peppermint
  • slice of lime


  • STEP 1

    Put all the ingredients into a shaker with some ice, and shake. Strain into a glass, with ice, then garnish with a peppermint sprig and a slice of lime.

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