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Friday, April 18, 2014

Pinkies Up! - Mas Margaritas!

It's hardly a secret that I enjoy a frosty margarita from time to time--click here to peer into a recent post about my penchant for the frosty favorite. As we eagerly move into summer and plan our getaways, consider visiting these hot spots in Puerto Rico and naturally take the time to take a tipple--margarita recipes provided below for your enjoyment just at home as well with a festive group of friends. Right on time for Cinco de Mayo! 


Margarita Premium
From Hotel El Convento
Have a Margarita Premium just the way you like it at the Patio del Nispero restaurant in the Hotel El Convento, the historic AAA Four-Diamond property located in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2 oz Patron Silver
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz Grand Marnier
3 oz fresh lime juice
Simple syrup

Mix everything together in a shaker with ice. Shake for two minutes and serve in a chilled margarita glass or on the rocks. For the frozen margarita, haul out the blender and set to work. Garnish with lemon or lime.


From Isla Verde Resort
This family-friendly beachfront property in San Juan, Puerto Rico offers this tangily delicious treat.

¾ oz cream of coconut
1 ¼ oz tequila
1 ¼  oz triple sec
2 oz sour mix

Simply mix all ingredients in a shaker and then garnish with a slice of lime and orange!

Strawberry Mango Margarita
From Doubletree San Juan
Celebrate the summery season with a fruity adaptation with a Strawberry Mango Margarita available at the hotel’s CafĂ© Pierre.

1 1/2 oz Tequila Cuervo Gold
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz strawberry mix
1 oz mango mix

Mix all ingredients except the mango. Shake with ice or blend for a frozen margarita; serve first the mango for the color effect and follow the mixed ingredients in a cold margarita cup with brown sugar in the border. 


Coconut Margarita
From Copamarina Beach Resort
Go loco for coconuts at the Copamarina Beach Resort in Guanica, Puerto Rico and try their signature Coconut Margarita at the beach or poolside.

2 oz Patron Silver tequila
1 oz. Malibu coconut rum
1/2 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 the lime wedge. Garnish with a lime peel.


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