Ancho Reyes Margarita | Loews Coronado Bay Resort
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Yes, it’s still winter, and it still feels like it for many of us. But, there are some sunny pockets around the country where temperatures are warming up and the pool doesn’t sound like such a crazy idea, after all. In honor of National Margarita Day, we’ve rounded up some of our most refreshing margarita recipes from Loews Hotels locations — each of them a place where the term “winter” is relative. Try whipping up one at home and you’ll quickly forget what season it is.

Locals Only cocktail poured by bartender | Loews Santa Monica

The Locals Only

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

This spicy concoction is made with the hotel’s Flavor partner El Machete Microbrew Chili Sauce, and is available at all bars and restaurants at the hotel.

– 2 oz Angelisco Blanco
– ½ oz White Peach Monin
– ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
– ¼ oz El Machete “Burning Spear” – Mango, Orange Habanero Peppers, Pineapple, White Vinegar, Kosher Salt

Shake with ice, and serve over ice in a tumbler glass.

Prickly Pear Margarita | Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The Prickly Pear Margarita

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

This Insta-worthy favorite is the perfect antidote to the warm Tucson sun, and utilizes the flavor of the local Arizonan prickly pear cactus. You can sample it any of the resort’s bars.

– 1 ¼ ounce of Herradura Silver Tequila
– ½ ounce of triple sec
– ½ ounce fresh lime juice
– ¾ ounce of local prickly pear syrup

  1. Combine Herradura Silver Tequila with triple sec, prickly pear syrup, lime juice and ice in a shaker. Shake to dissolve the syrup.
  2. Pour it into a salted rim rocks glass with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a fresh lime.
  4. Blend with ice to make a frozen cocktail.
The Sapphire Margarita | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Orlando

The Sapphire Margarita

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Another colorful stunner, this tropics-infused margarita can be found at all of the resort’s bars, including Amatista Cookhouse, Strong Water Tavern, and Drhum Club Kantine.

-1–½ oz Patron Anejo Tequila
-½ oz blue curacao
-1 oz simple syrup
-1 oz fresh lime juice

  1. In a mixing tin with ice, measure out all ingredients.
  2. Cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  3. Rim a rocks glass with salt, fill with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Ancho Reyes Margarita | Loews Coronado Bay Resort

“Ancho-Rita” Mezcal Margarita

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

This mezcal margarita is the perfect accompaniment at the pool — which is where you’ll find it at Loews Coronado, on the menu at the poolside La Cantina, which reopens for the season on March 1st.

– 1½ oz Mezcal – Casamigos
– ¾ oz Ancho Reyes Verde (green chili liqueur)
– ½ oz lime juice
– ¾ oz agave nectar
– 4 medium cubes of pineapple to muddle
– 1 lime wheel for garnish
– Salt to taste for rimming glass

  1. In a shaker, add agave, pineapple and lime juice.
  2. Muddle pineapple until juice has been extracted from fruit.
  3. Add Ancho Reyes liqueur, Mezcal and ice to shaker and shake until shaker is frosty on the outside.
  4. Apply lime juice to rim of glass and adhere salt to lime.
  5. Fill rimmed glass with ice. Through a Hawthorne strainer, pour the contents of the shaker over ice.
  6. Garnish with a fresh lime wheel.
2019 Oscar Cocktail - Roma_Cleo's Cup | Loews Hollywood Hotel

Erica Allen Photography

Cleo’s Cup

Loews Hollywood Hotel

An elegant take on a classic margarita from H² Kitchen & Bar, the Cleo’s Cup is inspired by one of this year’s Oscar-nominated Best Picture films, Roma.

– 1 oz 123 Blanco Tequila
– ½ oz fresh lime juice
– ¼ oz agave nectar
– 3 oz Lunetta Prosecco

  1. Assemble tequila, lime juice and agave in martini shaker.
  2. Strain into salt rimmed flute and top with Prosecco.
  3. Add lime twist to glass and serve.