Mulberry Margarita

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Mulberry trees are traditionally grown for their leaves — mainly in Asia and North America — as they’re the only food that silkworms eat. They carry colourful berries — most commonly black, white, or red — that are often made into wine, fruit juice, tea, jam, or canned foods, but can also be dried and eaten as a snack.

Mulberries are hard to come by in shops, but the UK has a bountiful supply of mulberries to forage from. Black mulberries are generally considered far tastier than white mulberries, having a sweeter taste compared to the white’s more acidic tang. Fortunately, the majority of mulberries found in London are of the black variety, which ripens in late July and August.

You will need: (makes 1 drink)
– 40 ml Tequila (We used Patron)
– 10 ml agave syrup
– 30ml Lime juice
– 2 mulberries
– Ice
To make:
1) Place your glass in the freezer for 20 minutes to keep it chilled and frost the glass.
2) Muddle the mulberries in the bottom of your shaker and then add all the remaining ingredients,  shake well over ice.
2) Remove your chosen glass from the freezer and rub half a lime around the rim before rolling the top of the glass in sea salt.
4) Add ice to your glass, then pour the cocktail through a sieve into the glass. Garnish with some lime or mulberries and serve!

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