Celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the Island PH with a Margarita on my hand. Not just any ordinary Margarita though.

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

Who is Margaret “Margarita” Sames, you ask? Here’s a little back story, back in 1948 in Acapulco, Mexico, a wealthy American socialite known for hosting 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. 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.

Cointreau is a liqueur from the Loire Valley in France crafted using a perfect balance of sweet and bitter orange peel essences.

If Margarita is your go-to drink, then you gotta thank Margaret Sames for this beautiful drink. And if you wanna make your own, here’s The Original Margarita Recipe:
3 cl Cointreau
5 cl Blanco Tequila 2 cl Fresh Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice
Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass
Garnish with a lime wheel


In tribute to the 70th year of its creation, the “Margarita Loves Cointreau” event in partnership with The Island at the Palace and Jose Cuervo Tradicional paying homage to the famous party where the classic cocktail was born. Tropical touches and Acapulco inspired colors accented the event venue at the poolside of the Island, a tres-tres chic tropical enclave in the heart of a bustling Bonifacio Global City.
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It was such a fun-filled event with live DJ music, great food, amazing people and surprise twists reminiscent of the famous Acapulco soirees hosted by Margaret Sames (like mini golf!).

About Cointreau

Cointreau was created nearly 165 years ago in Angers, deep in the heart of the Loire Valley, but has always retained a profoundly Parisian and chic soul. Its iconic amber bottle presents the perfect balance between sweet and bitter oranges, a subtle taste uncovering incredible strength of character. Cointreau combined with fresh lemon or lime, is the base for a whole host of classic cocktails like the Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, the White Lady, or the Sidecar.

Uniquely flexible, Cointreau is more than a liqueur, its orange fragrance reveals the true soul of a delicious cocktail, an enticing taste of Parisian art de vivre: authentic, elegant and always avant-garde.

About Rémy Cointreau International

The French-based Rémy Cointreau Group is the global leading manufacturer and distributor of ultra-premium spirits and champagnes. With an annual turnover of over 1.2 billion euros, the Group is backed by an outstanding portfolio of brands leading the premium and ultra- premium spirits markets.

These brands include Rémy Martin cognac, Louis XIII, Cointreau orange liqueur, St Rémy brandy, Mount Gay rum, Bruichladdich single malt whisky and The Botanist gin.

Today Rémy Cointreau has a presence in more than 150 countries around the world. Increasingly, Rémy Cointreau brands are regarded as worldwide benchmarks for premium wines and spirits by elite customers, with solid product reputations resulting from strong traditions which have been meticulously upheld. Strong tradition and a passion for developing the potential of its premium brands, Rémy Cointreau is set to continue its growth in both existing and new markets, as it remains committed to its customers, retaining the extraordinary quality and sustainability of its well-loved brands.

Thank you to Myke Soon for inviting me. I had so much fun!!!