Three winter tropical cocktails to cool you off in Cozumel
Posted by: Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park
Picture this, it is you, by the beach, warm Sun, caressing breeze, a shady palm tree, a comfy lounge chair and an addictive IPad (use to be a book B.J.)( Before Steve Jobs). What could it be possible missing?
a. Your teddy
b. your boss
c. Your Probation Officer
d. A tasty, icy, colorful Cocktail
If you choose "d", Bingo! That's it!, it is missing nothing but a delicious and refreshing mix. Whether your favorite spirit is, there is a mix for it to fulfill your taste. This time I would like to share with you the recipes of Playa Mia's 3 best seller cocktails, just to spoil the little barman within you. cheers!
I'm going to start with this world-wide-known iconic booze. It couldn't be any other way as The Margarita is atop the list of the best sold drinks. We might never really know where this mix saw the first light; several cities in Mexico claim to be its home town, even one in America. It is believed the legend was born around 1940. A woman, of course, hides behind its name. A margarita is the perfect drink for a hot day as only a rated R lemonade can be.
Here, its secrets: Ingredients for two:
1 1/2 oz. of fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. of a tequila of your selection (I personally prefer a "white" Agave Azul tequila)
1 1/2 oz. of triple sec orange liquor such as Cointreau® or Controy®
A spoon of sugar or up to an ounce of sugar syrup
Lemon. Two round slices for garnishing and a wedge to moist the rim of the glass
Couple spoons of salt to rim the glass
Poor the salt on the plate and make it flat even. Moist the rim of your glass with the wedge of the lemon, squeezing a little bit. Dip the moisten rim into the salt for it to stick to the rim. Set your glass apart. Now, mix triple sec, tequila, lemon juice, ice and syrup all together in the blender for a frozen Margarita or if you prefer it, chill the mix in a shaker and poor it into the salt rimmed glass. Decorate with a lemon slice. Voilá! (excuse my actual French) Taste it, just a little sip, mmm, yummy… that salty, tangy and refreshing taste is a bless. Cheers!!!
The history of this drink is in fact a tale of pirates.
Roberto Cofresí, a famous Puerto Rican pirate, use to cheer up the morale of his crew with a potion of rum, pineapple and coconut water. The recipe went lost after his execution in 1825.; since, the drink evolved, as many attempted to replicate the formula, until the one we enjoy nowadays. Well, here it comes the "treasure map", ahoy!:
Ingredients for two:
1 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup of crema de coco as Calahua®
1/4 cup evaporated Milk as Carnation®
2 oz. Of rum (you can also use Coconut rum as Malibu® instead)
2 cups of ice cubes
Cherries and pineapple cubes or triangles for decoration
Mix altogether but the cherries and pineapple pieces, in a blender for a few seconds until you get an even frozen mix. Serve. Decorate using a toothpick as a skewer to thread a cherry and a piece of pineapple, perform a little cut in the pineapple piece to set the skewer to the rim of your drink. Taste it….. Wow!!!.... No mercy, arrrr!
You know the wise saying: "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" but, if you are in Mexico and life gives you lemons "AND" Mexican beer you better make a Michelada, definitely a favorite. Here is the recipe for this Mexican concoction to cool you off:
Ingredients for one 1 oz. Lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Maggi® liquid seasoning (or any other similar soy based liquid seasoning)
1 teaspoon of Tabasco® sauce
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire® sauce
1 12 oz. Mexican Beer as Sol® or XX®
Two round lemon slices for garnishing
A small wedge of lemon
1 spoon of salt
1 spoon of unsalted ground red pepper
Mix and spread flat even red pepper and salt on a plate. Have the lemon wedge to moist the rim of a beer tankard and dip it into the salt and red pepper. Mix lemon juice with the Maggi, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces within the tankard. Then add a very cold Mexican beer. Decorate with the round slice of lemon. Aaaahhh! If later on you feel like having a tequila, have it "compadre", life also gave us tequila!