The Drinks Kit You Need To See Out Lockdown In Style

The Drinks Kit You Need To See Out Lockdown In Style

Like sourdough and banana bread, the margarita has defined the Instagram zeitgeist during lockdown. To celebrate the gradual easing of restrictions – and to help make your cocktails the best they can be – Cointreau has teamed up with Difford’s Guide to create an easy-to-use cocktail kit containing the ingredients for the ultimate margarita. Here’s why we’re excited…


Just in time for the UK’s lockdown anniversary, Cointreau has released an at-home margarita cocktail and painting experience with a limited-edition mix-by-numbers kit to create your own Acapulco-inspired cocktail print at home. Created in partnership with cocktail bible Difford’s Guide, the ‘Mix Me A Margarita’ bundle will arrive with almost everything you need to enjoy the nation’s favourite lockdown cocktail, as well as a paint-by-numbers set to keep you entertained in the final few weeks of lockdown.

The margarita has climbed the ranks of popular cocktails in the UK over the past year. Created when Dallas socialite Margaret Sames mixed her two favourite spirits – Cointreau triple sec and tequila – together with lime juice while holidaying in Acapulco back in 1948, the original recipe has stood the test of time. Inspired by this story, the paint-by-numbers kit will transport customers away to warmer climes through its immersive activity.

The ‘Mix Me A Margarita’ bundle will arrive with everything you need to enjoy the nation’s favourite lockdown cocktail.


The set is available to buy from Difford’s Guide and comes with almost everything you need to start creating your margarita at home. To keep things interesting, Difford’s Guide offers a choice of tequila to add to the bundle at an additional cost. Not keen on tequila? Choose a vodka and make a cosmopolitan instead.

Interested? Here’s what’s included...

350ml bottle of Cointreau 

Cointreau paint-by-numbers kit

2 Cointreau rocks glasses

Cointreau lime squeezer 

1 tin of Maldon salt

8 fresh limes

How To Make The Ultimate Margarita

Total Time
10 Minutes
30ml of Cointreau
50ml of blanco tequila
20ml of fresh lime juice
Step 1

Rub the rim of the glass with a fresh lime wheel, then add salt.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.

Step 3

Shake and strain into the ice-filled salt rimmed glass.

Step 4

Garnish with a lime wheel.

Keen to get involved?

Cointreau’s ‘Make Me A Margarita’ kits are available to buy here for £18.95, plus £4.97 delivery. Tequila and ice are not included.

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