segunda-feira, 25 de agosto de 2008

The Mexican Night Video !!!

sábado, 23 de agosto de 2008

Fiesta Mexicana !!!

Mr. Próspero @ the Bar

Wot do you get when you mix the musician Pedro Mariani and the bartender Mr. Próspero, in a Mexican Night ?

I tell you wot you´ll get, you´ll get a night of stunning entertainment. Thats wot happenned last thursday night at Dunas douradas Beach Club .
Bettween the live music, the jokes and the Margaritas, Mr. Próspero put on a great bartending performance, with his flying shaker and bar tricks. Playing a Mexican bartender called "Juanito Camiñante", Mr.Próspero mixed the "créme de la créme "of the tequillas, cointreau and fresh squezzed lime or fresh strawberries and mangoes.

The Algarve has a new cocktail place and its called the Dunas Douradas Beach Club Resort, combining the finest accomodations with the finest cocktails and cuisine, the Beach Club is a place not to miss when visiting the Algarve in Portugal .

For more about the resort, please visit or the dunas blog .

segunda-feira, 18 de agosto de 2008

Mixology Monday - Local Flavours

Penny Royal Basil martini

2 oz Portuguese Penny Royal liqueur
1 oz Spiced Rum
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 Lime wedge
2 Orange wedges
3 to 4 Basil leaves

Dash of orange bitters

Muddle the lime together with the orange, the basil and the simple syrup, add the rum and the penny royal liqueur, shake well and double strain into a chilled martini glass, add a dash of orange bitters.

Decorate with a basil leave and serve.

This recipe is a tribute to Mixology Monday- Local Flavours and this months host, "Save the Drinkers", the Tales of the Cocktail 2008 and the city of New Orleans.
Hope you´ll enjoy it.

"She's from Mexico, Senores, and her name is the Margarita Cocktail"

There are many stories about the Margarita's creation, some from as far back as
the 1920s and some from as late as the second half of the 1950s.

With 1953 being the cut-off point for possible claims to the creatorship of the
Margarita, it is time to turn our attention to earlier recipes, made with the
same ingredients, but with different names.
The earliest citation for a cocktail recipe that is comprised of Tequila,
Cointreau (i.e. Triple Sec), and lime juice is from 1937, and was listed in the
Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, by W. J. Tarling.

"Tequila Cocktail", "Tequila Sour", "Tequila Side car", "Tequila Fizz", "Tequila
Martini", "Tequila Gibson",
A Tequila Side-car is what most people categorise the Margarita cocktail as,
especially when trying to explain how cocktails develop over time.

"ALL THE BEST IN MEXICO", by Sidney Clark, 1949.
" Taxco, where a famous tequila cocktail called the "Bertha" is an
established feature of life..."
"The Bertha, made with lime juice and simple syrup, looks like a Tom Collins
but tastes remarkably like a Daiquiri."

In closing, no matter who you choose to believe actually invented the
Margarita, you are probably using your own preference as the actual recipe
that you serve to customers. Historical recipes are one thing, but the best
tasting recipe is usually a completely different story. Below is a table of
Margarita recipes and their proportions/ ratios:
3:2:1 = 6:4:2 (50% tequila, double as much Triple Sec than fresh lime juice).
3:1:1 = 6:2:2 (60% tequila, 20% Triple Sec, 20% fresh lime juice).
2:1:1 = 6:3:3 (50% tequila, 25% Triple Sec, 25% fresh lime juice).
1:1:1 = 6:6:6 (33% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 33% fresh lime juice).
Check out the Margarita madness happy hour @ DiDis lounge bar on Dunas Douradas Beach Club Resort .
Also check out the Mexican Buffet night, featured in our Dunas Blog .