Medicinal Margaritas

Who says margaritas have to be calorie-laden affairs that do nothing more than get you buzzed while shooting your blood sugar to the moon. From the heart-healthy unsaturated fats found in avocados to the ancient healing properties of traditional Mexican ingredients such as xoconoxtle cactus fruit and damiana herb, superfoods are finding their way into cocktail shakers of mixologists around the world.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has a made a particular move in championing this trend by introducing a bevy (no pun intended) of superfood infused margaritas to ring in every booze hound’s favorite May holiday—Cinco de Mayo.

Here are some examples of the margaritas being offered at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts across the US, Canada and Mexico this holiday weekend:


Cacti Margarita, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende, MX)
Tequila Corralejo, ancho chile liqueur, lemongrass infusion, and xoconoxtle, which helps regulate blood sugar; served with brown sugar rim.

Cinco de Mayo Signature Chia Seed Margarita, Rosewood Puebla (Puebla, MX)

White tequila, triple sec, agave syrup, cilantro leaves, a splash of lime, and chia seeds, which raise “good” cholesterol

Green Thumb Margarita, Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Vancouver, BC)
Cazadores Blanco, Cointreau, a splash of lime, and locally-pressed green juice with ginger, which serves to alleviate muscle pain, improve brain function, and fight infections

La Rosa Linda, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi (Santa Fe, NM)
Pinon syrup, amino acid-rich prickly pear puree, a splash of lime, and tequila infused with Damiana herb, which is proven to fight depression and provide an uplifting effect

Jalapeno Avocado Margarita, Rosewood Sand Hill (Menlo Park, CA)
Deleon Silver Tequila, Cointreau, jalapeno, and nutrient-packed avocado; garnished with a sprig of cilantro

Seng Margarita, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, MX)
Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, spinach foam, and ginseng with royal jelly, which reduces stress and promotes relaxation; served with salt and activated charcoal rim

Summer is Coming Margarita, Rosewood CordeValle (San Martin, CA)
Don Julio Blanco, Grand Marnier, agave-ginger syrup, watermelon juice, chia seeds, and goji berries, which improve cardiovascular health