Sip Your Way Around the Globe with a Selection of Mouth-Watering Margaritas

February 2023…// Margarita enthusiasts, mark your calendars for February 22nd 2023!  It’s time to kick back and celebrate with a tasty tipple from a destination on your travel list. Five luxurious five-star hotels and great locations from around the world have shared their signature Margarita recipes, allowing travel lovers to globe-trot from the comfort of their homes.

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From an African bush safari to the barefoot luxury Maldives, the iconic Lake Como and the City of Canals, tantalize your taste buds and find out what ingredients you need for a fantasy getaway below…

Hilton Lake Como, Italy – Pachamama

For a delicious drink served with a slice of dolce vita, the popular rooftop bar, Terrazza 241 at Hilton Lake Como can’t be beaten. Offering panoramic views of Italy’s most luxurious and iconic lake, guests are invited to enjoy a delectable food and cocktail menu. Inspired by nature and top of the list is the Pachamama cocktail by the hotel’s resident mixologist and head barman Ludmillla Samohin. Samohin comments, “The fusion of tequila and fresh pink grapefruit creates a drink with a captivating flavor and great character, which perfectly reflects the divinity of the Mother Earth Goddess.”

Espolòn Tequila 40ml
Giffard Grapefruit Liqueur 25ml
Lime juice 15ml
Pink Pepper
Dragon Fruit

1.  Pour the tequila, grapefruit liqueur and lime juice into a cocktail shaker
2.  Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds
3.  Strain into a glass
4.  Add a dragon fruit wedge on the rim and a dash of pink pepper by way of garnish

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives – Gili-Rita

Served up shoreside at Gili Lankfanfushi, known for its rustic-luxe villas surrounded by crystal blue waters, the Gili-Rita is a true beauty created by Bar Captain Shviu. Paying homage to the incredible flora native to the sub-Indian continent, the cocktail’s jewel in the crown is the butterfly-pea flower found in the island’s organic garden. The blue flower is soaked in sugar syrup for 24 hours to give the drink the striking purple hue. Looking to brighten your day? Why not bring a taste of paradise to your evening at home.

Patron Silver 30ml
Patron Citronge 30ml
Homemade Butterfly Pea Flowers Syrup 20ml
Lime Juice 30ml
Rock Salt


  1. Rim the drinking surface of the margarita glass with rock salt
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice
  3. Add Patron Silver, Patron Citronge, lime juice and homemade butterfly pea flowers syrup
  4. Place the lid on the shaker and shake for 30 seconds
  5. Pour the margarita into a salt-rimmed glass
  6. Garnish with butterfly pea flower

Great Plains’ Mara Nyika Camp, Kenya – Great Plains Mara-garita

Transport yourself to the Masai Mara with the Great Plains Mara-Garita, created by mixology enthusiast Peninah at the Mara Nyika Camp, tucked away under a canopy of trees. Ideal for those who like their drink on the wild side, this zesty take on the Margarita offers delicious exotic flavors and a simple recipe. Those who want to truly immerse themselves in the moment can explore the private and exclusive 20,000-hectare Naboisho conservancy and incredible wildlife via the Great Plains camp live safari stream accessed here.

Great Plains Mara-Garita
Desiccated Coconut
Tequila 1.5 tot
Cointreau 0.75 tot
Lime juice 0.5 tot
Double Pineapple Juice
Coconut milk 0.5 tot
Pineapple slice for decoration

Cocktail shaker
Lime squeezer
Glass of choice


  1. Apply the juice of lime on the rim of the coconut glass
  2. Pour desiccated coconut on a plate and dip the lime rim in the coconut to create a ring
  3. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, pineapple juice, coconut milk in a cocktail shaker with ice
  4. Shake well and strain into the cocktail glass with ice cubes
  5. Garnish with the pineapple fruit together with pineapple leaves

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Italy – Vecio Margarita

The stylish and newly renovated Skyline Rooftop Bar at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is the highest bar in Venice serving up incredible panoramic views of the famous City of Canals, and talented mixologists. Guests and locals can soak up the historic sights, from Canale Giudecca to Piazza San Marco, whilst sipping on their favorite drink with their loved ones. The Vecio Margarita is the hotel’s signature Margarita, created by the team at Skyline Bar.

Vecio Margarita
Tequila Silver 45ml
Grand Marnier 15ml
Lime Juice 25ml
Old Fashioned Syrup 20ml


  1. Chill the Old-Fashioned glass with ice
  2. Wet the glass rim with lime
  3. Dip the rimmed glass in salt/curry/nutmeg
  4. Insert all ingredients in shaker
  5. Shake
  6. Pour and strain in the glass
  7. Last touch with Angostura spray

Purple Summer, Villa Can Totxa, Pollenca – Purple Summer Mallorca Margarita

Outstanding food and wine are at the heart of each stay with Purple Summer, the luxury holiday villa specialist from the company behind the highly regarded and longstanding winter specialist, Purple Ski. All villas, including the stunning Villa Can Totxa in Pollenca, Mallorca, come with a private chef to whip up exquisite gourmet meals and mix guests’ tipples of choice.

No private chef at home? No problemo. Cocktail lovers can now get fruity with their own version of Purple Summer’s beloved Mallorca Margarita. Perched on the hillside cloaked in evergreen oak trees, the new Villa Can Totxa occupies a privileged spot between the characterful cobbled old town of Pollenca and the elegant marina of Port de Pollença. Built with local stone and bedecked with wooden shutters, the four-bedroom ensuite traditional farmhouse oozes charm and is the ideal choice for those seeking the tranquillity of a secluded location alongside the bustling markets and beautiful beaches a mere 10-minute drive away.

Purple Summer Mallorca Margarita
Tequila 5cl
blue Curaçao 2.5cl
lime juice 2.5cl
A dash of passion fruit purée
½ fresh passion fruit


  1. Salt the rim of the glass
  2. Place all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake!
  3. Double strain into the glass
  4. Empty the passion fruit pulp & seeds into the cocktail and place the emptied passion fruit shell on top of the cocktail as garnish
  5. A fun option is to add flambée-d cointreau into the passion fruit shell


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