Margarita making classes are one of our guest’s favorite activities. They are practical, fun and Miguel Tafoya, our Mixologist, is a great teacher. Not only does he teach you the basics of preparing a classic margarita, but he then helps you to create your own personalized version! You will learn the history of a margarita and some of Miguel’s secrets in making this popular drink. I always suggest this class to friends who are visiting because it is a great way to build a memory of your time at Capella Ixtapa— especially when you get home and make your signature margaritas for friends!
This season Miguel has prepared several new fall cocktails, and he offered to share not one, but two of them with us! One is made with tequila, and the other with mezcal, a spirit made of maguey plant (a form of agave), which is gaining popularity in Mexico.
1 ½ oz. Tequila Centenario Reposado
½ oz. Chartreuse liqueur
½ oz. Controy (you can substitute it with triple sec, orange curaçao or Cointreau)
2 oz. Tuna fruit juice (this is the fruit of the cacti -see the photo above)
½ oz. Lemon juice
¾ oz. Agave nectar
2 Mint leaves
Pour all tequila, Chartreuse, Controy, tuna fruit juice, lemon juice and agave nectar in a pint glass, add ice and use a shaker to combine. Serve the content in a rocks glass, rimmed with granulated salt. Garnish with mint.
1 oz. Mezcal
1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 oz. Grapefruit juice
15 g. Pomegranate seeds
1 Maraschino Cherry for garnish
½ tablespoon of Agave nectar
Marinade pomegranate seeds with mezcal. Add grapefruit juice and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur to a pint glass to combine. Serve in a champagne glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
On your next visit to Capella Ixtapa, I invite you to try our new cocktails at the Terrace Bar, or join a margarita making class with our mixologist Miguel and create your own! A visit to the Terrace Bar and margarita making classes are available also to Ixtapa locals and visitors with prior reservation. For more information and reservation please contact us at 01.755.555.11.00, or send an email to the Capella Ixtapa Personal Assistants firstname.lastname@example.org.