This is based on the classic margarita, but we use Cornish cider instead of tequila. It’s less alcoholic than a regular margarita, and very easy to make, using regular supermarket ingredients.
30ml fresh lime juice
25ml Cointreau or triple sec
10ml agave syrup
Salt, to rim the glass (optional)
50ml dry to medium-dry sparkling cider – Cornish, for preference (we use Cornish Orchards’ Heritage)
Put the lime juice, Cointreau and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker, add plenty of ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass, with or without a salt rim (we salt only half the rim, so guests can drink from the side they prefer), top up with cider and serve immediately.