The idea for jargaritas was born on a night out last year when some friends and I spotted people walking around with green drinks in jars. Somewhat disappointingly, it just turned out to be midori with lemonade, but the exciting idea of jargaritas stuck with us. So finally, in the middle of an unusually sunny and beautiful winter, I've made jargaritas! And since it was my birthday last week, I figured that there was no better time. My family had organised a huge barbecue, complete with open fires and plenty of laughs, and these zesty jargaritas topped off a weekend of spoils!

What you'll need:
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup water
2 x 50ml tequila
2 limes, 1 sliced and 1 cut into wedges
Ice cubes, to serve
Lemonade, to serve

What to do:
Put water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then allow to boil until reduced by one third. Add the lemon slices and swirl the pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Half fill two glasses with ice and add tequila to both. Divide the syrup and lime slices between the glasses. Fill with lemonade and garnish with lime wedges.