In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the favourite summer cocktail, Cointreau threw an island fiesta at The Island in BGC together with Jose Cuervo tequila.

Cointreau has long been inseparable from the original “margarita” since the cocktail’s creation in 1948 in Acapulco, Mexico. Margaret “Margarita” Sames, a wealthy American socialite known for hosting famously lavish parties with extravagant twists, created a whole new cocktail for one of her soirées by mixing two of her favorite spirits: tequila and Cointreau, a liqueur from the Loire Valley in France crafted using a perfect balance of sweet and bitter orange peel essences. An immediate success, the drink came to be known as the “margarita” and has gone on to become a staple in bars and homes alike.

“A margarita without Cointreau is not worth its salt.” – Margaret Sames

Nothings is quite the same as Cointreau, the avant-garde & Parisian style spirit that enables mixologists the versatility to explore limitless cocktail variations, and has long been the heart of cocktails. This brings to the fore the spirit of the Soiree to Acapulco as it beckons in laid-back fashion to a festive celebration of conviviality, both an exhilarating and refreshing tropical joie de vivre!

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