Celebrate National Tequila Day with Authentic Resort Recipes

With National Tequila Day (this Friday, July 24) quickly approaching, check out these amazing recipes compliments of Mexico’s best resorts. These recipes are sure to spice up the holiday this year in the comfort of your home.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Nestled in what was once a small fisherman village about half an hour outside of Cancun, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is a hidden coastal treasure full of incredible cuisine, luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the coastal waters. This National Tequila Day, future visitors can virtually transport themselves to the resort through recreating one of its delicious signature dishes with the below recipe for Tequila Shrimp. 

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun’s Tequila Shrimp

Recipe:

  • 4 Jumbo Shrimp
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1 Sliced Guajillo chili
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 Pinch pepper
  • 1 shot glass of White tequila

Accompaniment:

  • 1/2 Grilled Yellow corn, cut in halves
  • 1/2 Cup cooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Preparation:

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter, the garlic, the chili and the shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Sautee the shrimp until pink (3-5 min). Reduce heat and add tequila, then increase heat to medium-high. Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite tequila or ignite with a long match (be careful, as flames may go high). Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat.

Serve like a Pro!

Coat a small size bowl with a thin layer of oil. Fill it with rice and flatten it with the back of your spoon. Place your plate upside down over the bowl. Gently and slowly lift the bowl. Place the shrimp around the rice, decorate with the grilled corn, sauce with the butter from the skillet and sprinkle with parsley.

Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Spice up your typical margarita with this recipe from Fairmont Mayakoba that will transport you to the beach.

Recipe – Cucumber Habanero Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1oz 100% Agave Tequila Reposado
  • 1oz 100% Agave Tequila Reposado Habanero Infused*
  • 1oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75oz Agave Nectar*
  • Garnish: Orange Peel and Half Salted Rim
  • Glassware: Double Old Fashioned 12oz

Instructions:

First rim the glass with salt by taking a lime wedge and rubbing the outside of the lip of the glass. Then by using a plate with kosher salt on it press the rim of the glass to the salt. Salt half the rim.  Add all ingredients into a shaker tin then shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into salt rimmed glass then garish with orange peel.

*Habanero Tequila:

Use 1 fresh habanero the size of a large strawberry. Slice is quarters then add to 1 bottle of Reposado tequila. Let rest for 24hrs.  Tequila is ready for use.

*Agave Nectar:

Using the similar ratio in making simple syrup do the same with agave nectar. One-part agave nectar: 1 part water. Feel free to add the zest of lime and orange to the syrup for added flavor.

16oz Agave Nectar: 16oz Water

Zest of 2 limes

Zest of 1 orange

Casa Kimberly, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Casa Kimberly, a luxurious escape in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, played a pivotal role in one of the most romantic moments in Old Hollywood history, the legendary romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. In 1964 Burton gifted Taylor what was then a house on her 32nd birthday and it became their renowned love nest. Now, the restored and expanded property offers nine Mexican Colonial meets Hollywood glam-styled regal suites, pool, spa and an open-air rooftop restaurant and bar named The Iguana Restaurant and Tequila Bar. The Tequila Bar serves a wide array of top-flight tequilas and mezcals, all made within driving distance of Casa Kimberly in the legendary region of Jalisco. Its most popular drink is the Casa Kimberly Margarita. “Mexico’s most well-known cocktail is a simple combination of good tequila, a little orange liqueur with a splash of fresh lime and orange juice. This uncomplicated and classic cocktail pairs well with everything but I like mine best with some freshly made ceviche,” said Juanita Gutierrez, General Manager of Casa Kimberly. This simple classic is perfectly balanced and easy to make at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Sauza Hornitos
  • 1 oz Orange liqueur such as Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/3 oz fresh Orange Juice

Instructions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a salt-rimmed glass with ice and stir or put all ingredients into a blender with a cup of ice and blend until smooth.

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