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Poolside or Ocean Views? 8 Sunny Spots to Sip Cocktails This Summer

Sweeten Your Summer With These Refreshing Sips

Sunshine and sipping never go out of style. The only thing that makes soaking up the summer sun even better is a refreshing, cool cocktail in hand as you relax and unwind. Thankfully, Southern California has an impressive array of hotels and restaurants with stellar cocktail lists that’ll set the scene for an epic summer. These crafty beverages all feature a splash of smooth Milagro Tequila, which will have you saying, “Just one more.” Best Waterfront Cocktails


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Ocean Views 

The Deck

Must-Try Cocktail: Silver Surfer

No summer is complete without a round of drinks at The Deck in Laguna Beach. The Silver Surfer cocktail with Milagro Tequila is refreshing and zesty, making it the perfect cocktail to pair with a crisp ocean breeze. The ginger and cilantro in the Silver Surfer provide vibrant flavors that steal the show, while the agave nectar offers a sweeter touch. When it comes to food, pair this bold beverage with the white shrimp tacos and citrusy guacamole.

Location: Laguna Beach

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Descanso Beach Club

Must-Try Cocktail: Hibiscus Margarita

Credit: Catalina Island

From the bright pink coloring to the crisp and fresh flavor, Milagro Tequila is the best spirit for Descanso Beach Club’s hibiscus margarita. This modern beach club is located on Catalina Island and is the ultimate destination for a chic and sunny experience in Avalon. Whether you’re looking to swim or sunbathe, the hibiscus margarita blends lime juice with hibiscus liqueur, creating a floral favorite that looks just as good as it tastes.

Location: Catalina Island 

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Malibu Farm

Must-Try Cocktail: Jalapeño Cocktail

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Credit: Malibu Farm

Turn up the heat with the spicy jalapeño cocktail from Malibu Farm. Situated right on the pier in the heart of this beloved beach town, Malibu Farm is a casual yet cozy restaurant that offers a cool sea breeze and endless ocean views. Watch the surfers catch some waves or keep an eye out for dolphins as you indulge in this tart take on a spicy margarita. Since it’s so smooth, Milagro Tequila complements the fresh lime juice and intense jalapeño agave perfectly. 

Locations: Malibu

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Montage Laguna Beach

Must-Try Cocktail: West Coast Watermelon

Credit: Milagro

The Mosaic Pool at Montage Laguna Beach features shimmering tiles, plush lounge chairs and pristine Pacific views. Snag a seat and order the fruit-forward West Coast Watermelon, which is made with Milagro Reposado, fresh watermelon, strawberry, pineapple and some zesty ginger. The flavors work together to bring you a refreshing cocktail that still packs a flavorful punch. If you get hungry, pair your cocktail with the shrimp cocktail or chilled tomato gazpacho. 

Location: Laguna Beach



Poolside Views

Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen at Marriott Irvine Spectrum

Must-Try Cocktail: Saint Ambrose Cup

The Marriott Irvine Spectrum is a hub for those traveling both on business and for pleasure. Regardless of the reason behind your visit, a few hours spent poolside is a must. The Saint Ambrose Cup is made with Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Campari, lemon and cucumber, yielding a citrusy and zingy cocktail that remains crisp and refreshing. Pair this elegant concoction with an ahi tuna bowl or some salmon poke. 

Location: Irvine

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Harrah’s Las Vegas

Must-Try Cocktail: Skinny Margarita 

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Once you’re ready to take a break from strolling The Strip or gambling, head down to Harrah’s pool for bold bites and craft cocktails. Keep things classic with a skinny margarita–just request that it be made with Milagro Silver Tequila for good measure. The 100% agave nectar balances the sweet and sour aspects of this drink, while the orange juice enhances the citrus-forward flavor profile. Best of all, both the lime juice and orange juice are fresh-squeezed.

Location: Las Vegas


The Ranch Laguna Beach

Must-Try Cocktail: Blood Orange Chili Margarita 

Looking to immerse yourself in a true state of luxury? Lounging by the pool at The Ranch means soaking up the sun while being surrounded by a bright green golf course and picturesque peaks. When made with Milagro Tequila, the Chili Margarita provides an easy-to-drink alternative to a traditional spicy marg. The chili powder gives the cocktail a nice kick, but the blackberry blood orange compote adds a fresh and fruity flavor that is ideal for a sunny summer day.

Location: Laguna Beach

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

Must-Try Cocktail: The Ultimate Margarita 

Whether you want to snag a couple of lounge chairs or you plan on spending the day in a reserved cabana, the pool at The Waterfront sets the scene for a peaceful summer day. Inspired by a traditional and simple margarita, The Ultimate Margarita uses sweet pineapple juice and sage leaves to evoke more intense flavors that complement the zesty lime. Rather than Blanco, this cocktail calls for Milagro Reposado, giving it a stronger kick with a smooth finish.

Location: Huntington Beach

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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​Currently based in San Diego, ​Kambria Fischer is a lifestyle photo​grapher known for her impactful​, authentic​ ​imagery​ of lifestyle brands, food, ​people and travel.​​ ​​She holds a ​BA in Journalism​ and Public Relations​​ from CSULB and has an accomplished professional background in the hospitality and tourism industries. You can find Kambria hiking or playing beach volleyball on the weekends and eating tacos almost any night of the week.
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