Margaritaville in Cozumel

by Othon Gonzales

For sure you know the restaurant-bar Margaritaville here in Cozumel, but maybe some of you don’t know where the name is come from…
In 1977 the singer Jimmy Buffett

margaritaville cozumel spent a month on vacation in Austin, Texas.
He loved to go to a place ” Lung’s Cocina del Sur” where he discovered the cocktail “Margarita”.

He composed a song and named Margaritaville, with lyrics reflecting a laid-back style in a tropical climate and he
included the song in his album : “Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes”, which reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart, and #13 on the Hot Country chart that year.
It was a success so huge, that Buffett, who also is  a business man, opened his first bar with that name.

The Margaritaville bar in Cozumel , relects precisely that kind of lifestyle.
If you have not heard the song yet, click here:

And using the last verse of it… I could only tell you: ” It was my damn fault!

Tati´s Photo tip:
To photograph cocktails like Margarita´s use clean glasses and pay special attention to the decoration (fruits, umbrella, and straw), the light and background. I like to put the camera on the same level than the glass to avoid weird distortions.
The “Food” program of your point-n-shoot camera can come in handy! Try it

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Do you know Michelada?

by Othon Gonzales

In Mexico and Cozumel you don´t need a pretext to keep partying…even if there’s nothing to celebrate…so…
Well, it’s summer and it’s hot… and we have the best drink to cool off…” Michelada “…. for all those that don’t know what’s that…


  Here is the recipe:
– Rim a glass with lemon and salt.
– add cubed ice.
– add lemon juice, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of Maggi seasoning juice, and a dash of habanero sauce.
– add a little ground black pepper.
– finally, add clear beer and mix it.

Michelada Ingrediences

Tati´s Photo tip:
How to photograph beer?
1. Warm Beer Is Your Friend
Cold beer will not give you a whole lot of bubbles and in addition will cause your glass to fog up with condensation.
2. Tall Glasses = Lots of Bubbles
3. Remove every single piece of dust and lint or you end up photoshopping A LOT!
4. Pinch of Salt
If you drop a few pinches of salt into beer it will bubble like crazy.
Fine grain table salt workes the best.
5. Plan Ahead, Have Extra Beer