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. Aruba.Hyatt.com.
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.
From Copamarina Beach Resort
Go coconuts on the beach or poolside at the Copamarina Beach Resort in Guanica, Puerto Rico with this crazy concoction. CopaMarina.com.
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 SJCourtyard.com.
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 ResortAt this San Juan beach hotel there is a rum version of the marg. Go to LaConchaResort.com for more information. In the meanwhile, the recipe for the Rum Rita is below!
1 ½ oz Don Q añejo
½ oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
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.