Cointreau is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Margarita cocktail in partnership with Sydney’s Londres 126.
From October 10 to the end of the month, Londres 126 will offer a dining experience that pairs perfectly with the Margarita, showcasing the diversity and timeless appeal of the beloved cocktail.
Cointreau is an orange liqueur distilled with a combination of sweet and bitter orange peel that enhances the flavour of cocktails. Crafted in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France, it holds a special place in the history of the Margarita.
Legend has it that Dallas socialite Margaret “Margarita” Sames (above) was throwing a lavish party at her home in Acapulco in 1948 when she mixed together her two favourite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, with lime juice to concoct the famed cocktail. Among her well-connected guests was Tommy Hilton, who added the drink to the bar menu at his Hilton hotel chain.
The menu will feature three courses: Crispy Pork Belly or Leek Corn Esquites paired with the 75th Margarita, a tribute to the classic Margarita that started it all; Grilled Mackerel with Brussels Sprouts or Cauliflower Steak paired with French Cooler, a refreshing Margarita variant; and Tres Leches Cake or Raspberry Cointreau Sorbet paired with Palomita, a sweet and tangy Margarita-infused cocktail.
Margarita enthusiasts can also indulge in an array of Margarita cocktails from the special menu for $18 each. This includes the classic Margarita, the 75th Margarita, and other variations like Espresso Borracho, French Cooler, and Palomita, curated by Cointreau’s global brand ambassador Kevin Sueiro and Londres 126 Mixologist Enzo Boragno.