Margaritas are great in hot weather; a very easy, quick and alcoholic refresher. Beware! Our recipe is based on the classic Margarita, with the addition of local and flavoursome strawberries from Richard and Ronda Morritt, who also supply us with the best asparagus I’ve ever tasted, from nearby Sand Hutton. They grow four varieties: Christina; Elsanta, Judibelle and the late season Flamenco, and started with ten hectares in total of strawberry fields, which they sell alongside their asparagus during the late spring and summer months.
The soil, light and sandy, makes the difference. They’re vastly different to the “quite sh*t supermarket versions”, as Richard puts it, the same varieties just grown with care and in quality conditions. This gives the berries their succulently sweet and individual taste. Growing over 70 tonnes each year through ‘til late September and early October is certainly a decent sideline.