A Melbourne Distiller’s Non-Alcoholic Marg to Match With Tacos

A Melbourne Distiller’s Non-Alcoholic Marg to Match With Tacos

The Margarita is a staple cocktail the world over for a motive. The easy concoction of tequila, triple sec, lime juice and – usually – a salt rim, is as welcome by itself as it’s paired with the meals synonymous with its mysterious origin: Mexican delicacies.

Stephen Lawrence, co-founder of Melbourne distillery and bar Brunswick Aces has put collectively his reply to the Margarita (however with a twist) – changing the tequila with gin to create The Ginarita.

“We’ve been impressed by the Margarita, but in addition by Mexican delicacies and its spirit of sharing,” says Lawrence of his workforce’s gin-based twist on the Marg. Although it leaves the tequila on the shelf, he says it retains the share-style, festive intention of Mexican meals like fajitas, tacos and burritos. It’s a straightforward one to whip up at dwelling and its gin-based change up makes it a great one to pair with the Outdated El Paso Teriyaki Fusion Taco Package, for a Mexican feast with a teriyaki fusion twist.

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“Making (Mexican-style) delicacies on the desk with your loved ones and pals is great,” says Lawrence. “That pairs actually properly with the expertise of sharing alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails with folks.”

Non-alcoholic? Brunswick Aces have kind right here. Whereas the distillery was co-founded in 2017, in 2021 house owners took the unconventional step of opening a very non-alcoholic bar. It’s since transitioned right into a “moderation” bar, that serves its vary of gins in each alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.

The Ginrita makes use of Brunswick Aces’ non-alcoholic, herbaceous gin Spades Sapiir rather than tequila. And slightly than triple sec, it’s a booze-less wormwood spirit from Sweden’s Gnista distillery, which provides a woody, zesty aspect to the cocktail. These mix in a drink Lawrence says pairs completely with Mexican meals.

“Our gin is like ingesting in your backyard,” says Lawrence. “You’ve obtained all of those actually scrumptious inexperienced, contemporary notes. On the nostril you’ll choose up lemon myrtle and parsley, which match actually properly into this type of meals. We’ve obtained inexperienced cardamom, which is the queen of spices and does a extremely nice job tying different spices collectively. We even have pepperberry and clove within the again palate, which provide you with a pleasant Australian contact and an additional kick.”

Made with a chilli tincture that may be saved for future use, The Ginrita is designed to ba drink to tug out for these midweek meals at dwelling – splendid for pairing with the warmth and flavour of Mexican dishes, just like the Outdated El Paso vary of Fusion Taco Kits and different kits and spice mixes, the cocktail provides its personal chilli heat to a zesty Mexican feast. “We’re leaning into each the warmth and the bitter parts to steadiness out all the heat from a few of these spice mixes.”

Right here’s methods to make the Brunswick Aces Ginrita at dwelling. Pair with an Outdated El Paso Fusion Taco Package to succeed in its full potential.

Brunswick Aces Ginrita

Serves 2


10g chilli seeds
35ml spice combine
40ml Spades Sapiir
20ml lime juice
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp of salt
Lime wedge for garnish

Spice combine
5ml brine from Outdated El Paso inexperienced jalapenos
20ml lemon juice
15ml chilli tincture
1 tsp agave syrup
30ml Gnista Floral Wormwood non-alcoholic spirit


For the chilli tincture, crush chilli seeds and steep in 100ml boiling water for quarter-hour. Pressure out seeds and retailer liquid for later.

Mix spice combine components in a small bowl.

Add Sapiir, lime juice and spice combine to a cocktail shaker stuffed with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

Combine sugar and salt collectively and unfold over a plate. Rub rim of rocks glass with lime juice and dip rim into sugar-salt combine.

Single pressure the cocktail into the glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.

This text is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Outdated El Paso. The brand new Fusion Taco Package is accessible at your native Woolworths and unbiased supermarkets.

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