Margarita cocktail bar Shoreditch

Discover our classic cocktails: Margarita

Discover our classic cocktails: Margarita

When visiting The Book Club – Shoreditch, don’t miss the opportunity to try our classic cocktails, including the Margarita, or our bespoke creations.

The Perfectly Balanced Margarita:

  • The Margarita offers a perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter flavors.
  • It is made with chilled tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec or Cointreau.
  • Served with a salted rim to enhance the taste.

Debating the Margarita’s Origins:

  • The Margarita’s origin is a subject of debate, with multiple claims of invention.
  • One theory credits Carlos “Danny” Herrera, who created it in 1938 for Marjorie King, a customer allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila.
  • Another contender is Margarita Sames, a Dallas socialite who claimed to have invented it in 1948 for her friends, including Tommy Hilton.

Popularity and Evolution:

  • Despite the unclear origins, the Margarita has maintained strong popularity over the years.
  • In the 1950s, the frozen Margarita gained popularity, often served over shaved ice.
  • Mariano Martinez, a Dallas restaurateur, later invented a frozen Margarita machine.

Authentic Margaritas at The Book Club:

  • If you appreciate classic cocktails, visit The Book Club – Shoreditch and enjoy our authentic Margaritas.
  • We mix them just as they were originally intended.
  • Join us in toasting the creative minds behind this timeless drink.

Subscribe to our mailing list today

Never miss the specials. Sign up for The Book Club mailing list today.


  • Want to stay on top of the latest news from The Book Club? Sign up for our mailing list today by filling out the form below, or contact us to find out more.