One of the most perfect cocktails ever created – the margarita
It was the rock’n’roll drink of the 70s and 80s and if you weren’t shooting it with salt and lemon you were elegantly sipping it in a margarita or tequila sunrise cocktail.
Tequila, which comes from Mexico, started to become really popular around the world in the 70s and became synonymous with rock’n’roll when the tequila sunrise cocktail was created on The Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour of America.
There were even a couple of huge hits written in tribute to the drink during those decades – Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles and Marguerita Time (sic) by Status Quo.
Last year you may remember me revealing the arrival of England’s first ever commercially grown quantities of apricots.
The handful of growers based mainly around the southern counties and the Isle of Wight produced a credible 30 tonnes which were all eagerly snapped up by British shoppers.
Well this summer I’m hearing that there’s even better news as near perfect growing conditions are set to produce, weather permitting, a whopping 200 tonnes with the first apricots set to be sold by Tesco this week.
England’s largest grower of apricots Nigel Bardsley checking this year’s bumper crop