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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throwback Thirsty

Margaritas! Throw 'em back and do enjoy!

National Margarita Day is February 22 so relax into the weekend by celebrating with these margarita recipes from a few vacation spots beautifully situated around the Caribbean--make them at home and dream of frosty drinks in a temperate clime rather than just frigid weather. 

Frozen Tamarind Margarita (shown above)
From the Hyatt Regency Aruba
The classic Mexican cocktail is paired with a local Aruban ingredient–tamarind–resulting in this fabulous refresher.

2 oz Jimador Blanco tequila
1 oz tamarind juice
1 oz lime juice

Blend with a scoop of ice and pour into a Margarita glass with or without a salted rim.

Coconut Margarita
From Copamarina Beach Resort
Go coconuts on the beach or poolside at the Copamarina Beach Resort in Guanica, Puerto Rico with this crazy concoction.

2 oz. Patron Silver Tequila
1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
.50 oz. St. Germaine
3 oz. Fresh Coconut Water
Drizzle of Coco Lopez
Fresh Vanilla Bean (Scraped)
1 Fresh Lime Wedge Squeezed (to serve)

Mix Patron, Malibu, St. Germaine, Coconut Water and vanilla bean in a shaker. Pour into a glass rimmed with toasted coconut. Drizzle with Coco Lopez and squeeze in a fresh lime wedge. Garnish with a lime peel. 
From Isla Verde Resort
Creamy coconut and sour mix headline the Sirenarita at the family-friendly beachfront property, Isla Verde Resort, in San Juan which is made to order at any of the resort’s bars. Book now at

¾ oz Cream of Coconut
1 ¼ oz Tequila
1 ¼  oz Triple Sec
2 oz Sour Mix

Mix all ingredients in a shaker. Garnish glass with a slice of lime and orange. Such a delicious sip!

Rum Rita (shown above)
From La Concha Resort
At this San Juan beach hotel there is a rum version of the marg. Go to for more information. In the meanwhile, the recipe for the Rum Rita is below!

1 ½ oz Don Q aƱejo
½ oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Salt (rim)

Shake up all of the ingredients and pour into a salt-rimmed glass. Garish with a slice of lime and get to know the lovely Rita.  

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