5 Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate National Tequila Day

In Cancún, Dine, Dine, Dine, Dine, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

In honor of National Tequila Day (July 24), we’re sharing five cocktail recipes from Barceló Hotel Group that incorporate the popular spirit.

Cucumber-Jalapeno Infused Margarita – Allegro Cozumel

  • 6 slices of cucumber
  • 3 slices of jalapeño
  • 4 oz white tequila
  • 2 oz cup Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz of simple syrup
  • 4 oz lime juice 
  • Salt 
  • Ice

Directions: Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with 4 oz of white tequila (of your choice), 2 oz of Grand Marnier, 4 oz of simple syrup and 4 oz of lime juice. Throw 6 cucumber slices and 3 jalapeño slices into the mix, allowing it to infuse for at least 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into a salt-rimmed glass and serve with lots of ice.

Tip: Allegro Cozumel guests can enjoy this margarita while they learn to make guacamole from scratch with the hotel’s chef.

Guava Margarita – Occidental at Xcaret Destination

  • 1 ½ oz. of Tequila Reposado
  • 1 oz of Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. of lemon juice.
  • 1 oz guava concentrate
  • 1 oz rosemary syrup (homemade)
  • 1 oz of pineapple juice
  • 6 oz ice cubes
  • 1 slice of star fruit (for garnish)

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a margarita glass or serving glass of your choice. Garnish with a slice of star fruit and rosemary sprig. 

Serrano Chili Pepper Margarita – Occidental at Xcaret Destination

  • 1 ½ oz of tequila
  • 1 oz. of triple dry
  • 1 ½ oz serrano chili syrup (Homemade)
  • 1 oz. of lemon juice
  • Ice cubes

Directions: Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour mixture into serving glass of your choice and serve with ice. Spice up your mixture with a decorative serrano chili pepper.

Red Pepper Margarita – Occidental Nuevo Vallarta

  • Red pepper pulp
  • Orange liquor
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 oz of tequila
  • Ice

Directions: Pour 0.5 oz of lime juice, 1.5 oz of tequila (of choice) and red pepper pulp into a cocktail shaker. Shake well for about six seconds. Pour the cocktail into your glass of choice, serve with ice and enjoy. (pictured)

Cielito Lindo – Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos

  • 2 oz Tequila Blanco
  • A dash of lemon juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple juice 
  • 1 oz Lime soda
  • 3 slices of cucumber (garnish is optional) 
  • 1 slice of an orange (cut in half) 
  • 2 lemon wedges 
  • Chili pepper and salt (for rimming glass) 

Directions: Grab a shaker and mix all of the liquid ingredients together. Shake well! Using a hurricane cocktail glass or serving glass of your choice, rim your glass with chili pepper and salt for an extra kick of flavor. Fill the glass with ice and add in the cucumber, orange, and lemon slices. Pour liquid mixture and enjoy.

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