Slideshow: 5 Colorful Margarita Recipes From Los Cabos

Kick off Cinco de Mayo in the best way possible, with margaritas created in Mexico

5 Colorful Margarita Recipes From Los Cabos

Tequila is the national drink of Mexico, so it’s simply smart international diplomacy to make and share margaritas. 


Naturally, many of Mexico’s best tequila sommeliers ply their trade at Baja California’s southernmost tip in Los Cabos where stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets demand a good drink in hand. Baja’s margarita recipes are endlessly creative, as with these colorful coolers.


For this week’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, five of the very best beach resorts in Los Cabos shared their special margarita specialties with The Daily Meal. Trying them at home is the next best thing to enjoying them where they were originally concocted.


Cabo Green Margarita

The Cabo Green Margarita was created as the welcome drink for Esperanza Los Cabos, Auberge Resort’s celebrity magnet on the cliffs where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez.

For the Cabo Green Margarita recipe, click here.

Esperanza Los Cabos, an Auberge Resort

There aren’t many better sunset views of Cabo San Lucas’ famous Land’s End than from a cliffside table at Cocina del Mar, the top dining option at Esperanza Los Cabos, an Auberge Resort. At the adjacent Lounge Bar, Cuban cigar smoke and live music fills the air, and at the resort’s newest restaurant, Pesca, guest dine at a ceramic, hand-sculpted ceviche bar.

La Vida Verde Margarita

Grand Solmar at Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, makes other verde margaritas green with envy by upgrading their recipe with premium Cointreau and an aged gold tequila.

Click here for the La Vida Verde Margarita recipe. 

Grand Solmar at Land’s End Resort and Spa

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa serves cocktails in its seven restaurants and bars, poolside, and via in-villa service. Tucked between dramatic cliffs and azure sea, Grand Solmar is takes full advantage of Baja's natural beauty, yet is walking distance to downtown Cabo San Lucas and the Marina Puerto Los Cabos. Luxury suites have kitchens and balconies overlooking the Pacific. Infinity pools have swim-up bars, and the spa’s unique sea cabanas provide complete privacy among the Land’s End boulders and shoreline.

Smoky Guajillo Rita

Mezcal and whisky fans will warm to the hint of smoke and fiery heat in this tangy margarita. For a fun “when in Mexico” touch serve with a bowl of local chappulines – fried grasshoppers that make a terrific bar snack.

For the Smoky Guajillo Rita recipe, click here. 

Grand Velas Los Cabos

The Smoky Guajillo Rita is just one option at Los Cabos’ newest ultra-luxury resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos, the crown jewel of the Velas Resorts, and the most extravagant all-inclusive in Baja California. Everything in included, from hand-crafted margaritas served poolside or at the swim-up ceviche bar, to exceptional 4- and 5-star dining including the elevated Mexican cuisine of Frida. Every booking is for a spacious luxury suite with ocean-view verandas and personal concierge service, including in-suite dining.

Pueblo Bonito Signature Margarita

The house margarita at this beachfront all-inclusive is a hand-crafted gem that blends two uncommon agave spirits harvested and distilled outside of tequila’s Jalisco domain.

Click here for the Pueblo Bonita Signature Margarita recipe.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa

Set on a secluded beach in Cabo San Lucas, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is an adults-only, all-inclusive retreat with five restaurants, a spa, and access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Quivira Golf Club. An exclusive new wing – known as The Towers – includes a private lounge and 24/7 pampering by personal butlers.

Foamy Margarita

Nothing says “welcome to paradise” quite like a fresh, cool margarita served fresh from a whipped cream dispenser…the very first moment you arrive to check-in.   

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

The finest 100 percent blue agave tequilas are paired with fresh local seafood at the Tequila & Ceviche Bar at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort. The resort’s tequila master is available to lead guests on one-on-one blind tastings to discover which tequilas they prefer, and learn how to order accordingly for cocktails, sipping, and pairing with food.