Coming to Los Cabos for 4th of July vacations? Be it 4th of July, Christmas, Easter, girls getaway, bachelorette party or a well deserved vacation, nothing says “Cabo” like lounging by the pool or beach and enjoying some of the fantastic Mexican cocktails. 3 Baja’s best mixologists share their beach cocktail recipes – have them here with us in Baja, or prepare them at home and create yourself a flavor of Baja!
1. Pescadero Punch – Todos Santos, Mexico
Created by bar manager Danny Sanchez, Rancho Pescadero
3 Basil Leaves, diced
2 Large Strawberries, diced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Añejo Rum
Juice of 2 limes
Splash of Perrier Lime
Place the basil, strawberries and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add the brown sugar and then gently smash everything with a muddler. Add ice and then both rums and shake vigorously. Pour into highball glass and add a splash of Perrier. Garnish with a basil leaf or strawberry.
2. Bizanga Mexican Cocktail – La Paz, Mexico
Served at CostaBaja Resort & Spa
1.5 oz Tequila Realeza Mexicana Blanco
.5 oz Controy
Juice from 1/2 of a Sweet Lemon
1.5 oz Raspberry Juice
Dash of pineapple Juice
Dash of Perrier
Mix spirits and juice. Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Top with Perrier water.
3. Dragon Flame – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Created by mixologist Osvaldo Vázquez at Capella Pedegral Hotel & Resort
2 oz Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
½ oz Lavender syrup
2 oz Lychees
50 g Roasted Agave
1 Egg White
3 Drops of Angostura
1 Splash of Bitter orange blossom
3 Slices of Apple Chili
Pour all ingredients “A” (except the egg white) in a mixing vessel, macerate. Add the egg white. Strongly shake all ingredients for 20 seconds. Filter out in a glass over ice and add ingredients “B.” Garnish with sliced apple chili and cilantro flowers.
Images courtesy of each respective hotel. Recipes seen on Societe Perier, by Lanee Lee.