Famous cocktail has a commemorative holiday all to itself

Los Cabos, Mexico (Feb. 7, 2022) — It stands to reason Mexico celebrates a National Margarita Day, to be observed this year on February 22. Naturally, there’s no better place to commemorate this special day than Pueblo Bonito Resorts, where guests can enjoy the finest margaritas while watching the sunset from the Peninsula Bar at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica or from the terrace of the Lobby Bar at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. No matter which resort you choose, you’ll always find something special on offer for your enjoyment.

Here’s your personalized go-to list for the best margaritas and where you can find them at Pueblo Bonito Resorts:

  • Pueblo Bonito Rosé – Strawberry Margarita at Fellini´s Restaurant  
  • Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos – Cadillac Margarita at Cilantros Restaurant 
  • Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach – Super Margarita Golden at LaFrida Restaurant
  • Pueblo Bonito Pacifica – Serrano Margarita at Peninsula Bar
  • Quivira Clubhouse – Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita at Quivira Steakhouse  (see recipe below)
  • Montecristo Estates – Piña del Barrio Margarita at Cibola Restaurant 
  • Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay – Traditional Margarita at Kelly´s Bar
  • Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán – Margarita Rush at Pescados Restaurant

The margarita—reported to have originated in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1930s—is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the U.S. and one of the most popular cocktails in the world. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter: a splendid mix of tequila, triple sec (or Cointreau) and lime. The classic preparation is on the rocks; frozen margaritas were invented in the early 1970s by an inventive restaurateur who converted a soft serve ice cream unit into a frozen margarita machine.

Never one to rest on its laurels, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, the deluxe adults-only oceanfront resort, will soon feature its own tequila. Called Tequila Don Alex, this unique spirit has a chocolate, habanero, cinnamon, raspberry and coconut flavor profile. Normally reserved for agave tastings, Tequila Don Alex will soon be on the menu at selected bars at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica.

In addition, Pueblo Bonito Resorts has come up with its own emblematic concoction to honor National Margarita Day courtesy of its specialty restaurant, Quivira Steakhouse. Called the Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita, this delicious (and spicy) version was created last year by the mixologist Eufemio Vega.

Recipe ingredients:

  • Blanco (white) tequila 1.5 oz.
  • Agave honey 1 oz.
  • Cucumber .25 grams
  • Basil .25 grams
  • Lemon juice 1 oz.
  • Pineapple juice .5 oz.
  • Jalapeno .10 grams
  • Tajin .02 grams
  • Ice

Prepare your glass:

Cut a slice of lemon, run the wedge on one side of the rim of the glass.

Put tajin on a plate and pass the glass over it.

With a peeler, make thin slices of the cucumber and intertwine them to form small mosaics to decorate the inside of the glass.

Leave an extra slice for the garnish.

Combine the ingredients:

A cocktail shaker is ideal, although any container that you can close and shake will work.

Add the basil leaves, the seedless cucumber pieces, lemon and pineapple juice, agave syrup and a small piece of jalapeño pepper to the shaker. Macerate for 30 seconds.

Pour the blanco tequila and ice into the shaker and shake it for 10 seconds. If you have a cocktail shaker, shake it until icy cold on the outside.

Place a few ice cubes in the serving glass; strain the margarita over the ice.

To finish, use the cucumber slice that was separated. Insert a toothpick into it for a nice garnish.

For true aficionados, National Margarita Day has its own website, which includes the list “10 Reasons Tequila is Actually Good for You.” Among its healthful qualities, tequila helps lower blood sugar, aids in weight loss, helps fight cholesterol, dilates the blood vessels (resulting in better blood flow), cleanses your colon, chills you out, and helps you sleep.

For additional information on Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort access the web site at https://www.pueblobonito.com/resorts/pacifica.

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