Storywood Margarita Recipe for National Tequila Day

July 24th is National Tequila Day in America and since today is also Friday, we thought we’d bring you a Tequila based cocktail to make at home. After all, since lockdown, many of us have had to become our own bartenders and whilst we can go to pub now. You might not want to just yet.

This recipe is courtesy of Storywood Tequila. Storywood is based up in Scotland but their heart lies in Mexico. Founded by Scotsman Michael Ballantyne, who was inspired to create his own tequila while spending time in his mother’s hometown of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. An unexpected meeting with master distiller Luis Trejo at Distiller La Cofradia was the start of his journey creating Storywood’s unique range of cask aged tequilas.

Storywood offer two Tequilas – Speyside 14 Añejo and Speyside 7 Reposado. Speyside 14 Añejo is aged for over 14 months in Scottish Speyside whisky casks and is tantalising with notes of toasting oak, roasted nuts and treacle toffee. Speyside 7 Reposado is aged for 7 months in Scottish Speyside whisky casks and tastes of caramel, oak, vanilla and honey on an earthy agave base.

Storywood Tequila Speyside 7 Reposado Margarita


  • 45ml Storywood Tequila Speyside 7 Reposado,
  • 25ml fresh lime juice,
  • 15ml Cointreau.


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice.

Where can I get Storywood?

Storywood Tequila Speyside 14 Añejo. RRP: £47.45 for a 700ml bottle. ABV: 40% available from: and

Storywood Tequila Speyside 7 Reposado. RRP: £38.95 for a 700ml bottle ABV: 40% available from: and

Will you be celebrating National Tequila Day? If so how? Let us know in the comments.