While the classic lime margarita is always a good choice for summer, we have been looking for something a little more sophisticated- more Fresh than freshman. Huatulco’s tropical climate offers a plethora of fruits to play with.
My two favorite cocktails for the summer season are the Watermelon Aperol Spritz and the Grapefruit Habanero Margarita. I first discovered the Aperol Spritz in Perugia, Italy after a harrowing 63 km bike ride. As I walked through the main plaza it seemed everyone was drinking an Aperol Spritz. Aperol is an low-alcohol aperitif, bright orange in color and infused with herbs and orange. I drank it the rest of the trip and when I returned home to Mexico I explored every avenue to get Aperol in Mexico. For the past few years it has been readily available in Super Che. While I love an Aperol Spritz, I find the prosecco can make it a bit boozy for an afternoon cocktail when I am craving something lighter that won’t put me to sleep.
Watermelon and Aperol Spritz
Muddle chunks of watermelon
3/4oz simple syrup
¾ oz Lime Juice
1oz Club Soda
Mix and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with watermelon.
For something more savory I love this Grapefruit Habanero Margarita!
1.5 oz Habanero infused tequila
3oz Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz.Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Mix and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with habanero and grapefuit.