Now that I'm trying to be a bit more mindful about my drinking I don't usually advocate downing buckets of tequila on a weekday.
BUT Wednesday February 22nd is NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY and that's the only excuse I need to pour myself a large one. Or - even better - have someone else pour it for me.
One woman who DOES advocate drinking the magical Mexican spirit on a Wednesday (and probably every other day ending in a 'y') is the awesome Megs Miller, a bartender extraordinaire who makes a living as a tequila ambassador for Pernod Ricard's 'House of Tequila' and so - I like to think - spends her days bathing in agave syrup and her nights mixing the meanest margaritas in town.
I've been girl crushing on Canadian Megs since I saw her showing off her tattoo collection in a Baywatch-style swimsuit and wiping the floor with a bunch of male mixologists in a Tequila Fest competition last year.
I've since been treated to a bevy of her kick-ass, boozy blends at an El Camion Day of the Dead dinner party with the BarChick girls, and spent more time than I should have stalking her on social media (expect pictures of puppies, happy hours, hot beardy bartenders and beautiful Mexican countryside on her Insta feed) and so I'm delighted that she has shared her favourite London drinking dens with Detox|Retox in honour of this week's boozy celebrations...
MEG MILLER'S MUST-GO MARGARITA SPOTS
EL CAMION is the late-night Soho favourite for a reason; not only is it cheerful and has loads of energy but the cocktails are always on point (booze fans might remember this is last where Dick Bradsell was behind the stick).
CAFE PACIFICO is THE tequila spot in London. Owned by Tequila Ambassador Tomas Estes and open for 35 years, they have every brand you could want (and more).
BAD SPORTS is a newly opened Taqueria on Hackney Road and it's the East London bartender's dream. Serving up slushie margaritas, cold beers & a lot of tequilas while playing all kinds of sports on the TV (and don't miss the tacos).
Also recently opened CORAZON TAQUERIA on Poland St just off of Oxford Circus is already becoming a staple. At lunch or dinner time swing in for their house Corazon Margarita or a Michelada with an Altos on the side (my fav!) & ask about the Torta...
Megs Miller is a House of Tequila Ambassador for Pernod Ricard UK