Casa Noble Tequila and Cointreau Pair Up to Concoct Your Perfect Margarita

Here’s the thing: I don’t like margaritas. I find the drink too girly—something college ladies and yuppie women would opt for in a bar, with all the slushy pink or bubblegum-blue stuff swirled on a sexy (don’t-move-too-much-you-might-break-it) cocktail glass. Most bars whip up versions in varying levels of repulsiveness, and it seems as if there’s an unspoken contest where in everyone aims to create the sweetest, most traitorous blend. We all love to get drunk, but nobody wants a traitor—or do you?

However vile this cocktail though (for me, at least), the fact is that it’s one of the most popular drinks in the world—one that retells us stories of endless summers. The light and refreshing feel it gives drinkers makes it a top choice, whether in nightclubs or beach parties. Perhaps, I just haven’t found the right mix yet. Perhaps, we Filipinos have just been doing it wrong.

Casa Noble Tequila and Cointreau showed me what I’ve been missing all along. These two premium brands pair up to educate drinkers how to create the perfect margarita: a blend that embodies all our notions of the margarita, but puts emphasis on using only the best ingredients in order to achieve a seamless fusion. And it’s true not just with margaritas but with any drink, or even with food. But with the margarita, we need to use only the best tequila, the best orange liqueur, and the freshest lime juice.

Who am I to disagree with this, if even Serious Eats declares Casa Noble as the best tequila for margaritas? Casa Noble, one of the only 3 brands to produce 100% organic tequila from blue agave since the 1700's, boasts of complex flavors—owing to the intricate fermentation, distillation, and storage processes it undergoes to deliver a smooth-tasting blend. Cointreau, on the other hand, is a French spirit that has a sweet, tangy flavor and an orange scent that would work well with a range of cocktails, including margarita.

Lee Watson, sought-after beverage consultant and well-known “bar man”, demonstrated to us how to mix the perfect margarita in a night of music, food, and drinks at The Balcony in Todd English Food Hall Manila. I’ve tasted his concoctions before in Nest in BGC—all are well-balanced, always with elements of acidity, sweetness, and of course, potency and alcohol content. That’s why I was so excited to try his rendition of the margarita!

The end product was a slightly smoky, subtly sweet, ulta-smooth, and balanced mix of Casa Noble tequila and Cointreau orange liqueur—one that I found myself grabbing multiple glasses of!

The cool part was that they gave us some Casa Noble and Cointreau to take away—I’m excited to try mixing my own margarita at home!

If you want to make your own margarita at home too, here’s a simple formula you can follow:


2 cl of Cointreau
4 cl of Casa Noble Tequila Crystal
1 cl lime juice


Mix in a shaker with ice.
Pour in a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a wedge of lime on the rim or a sprig of Tarragon.

Thank you Casa Noble and Cointreau for taking time to seek and create the perfect margarita—and for sharing this experience with us!

photo credit: Food in the Bag


For more details on “Your Perfect Margarita” and the “Perfect Margarita Bar Crawl”, check out their Facebook page. You may also follow them on Instagram: @YourPerfectMargarita.

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