Celebrate National Margarita day with a colourful tropical vacation in a glass

It’s Always 5 o’clock Somewhere! Celebrate National Margarita Day with a tasty margarita from Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, the Gili-Rita

Gili-Rita margarita at Gili Lankfanfushi ocean
/ The Gili-Rita margarita at Gili Lankfanfushi ocean , shown overlooking the ocean
Closeup of the Gili-Rita margarita at Gili Lankfanfushi ocean
/ Closeup

On National Margarita Day celebrate with this unusual twist on the classic
it’s Always 5 o’clock Somewhere!  kick back and celebrate with a tasty tipple from
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, the Gili-Rita

Served up shoreside at Gili Lankfanfushi, known for its rustic-luxe villas surrounded by crystal blue waters, the Gili-Rita is a true beauty created by Bar Captain Shviu. Paying homage to the incredible flora native to the sub-Indian continent, the cocktail’s jewel in the crown is the butterfly-pea flower found in the island’s organic garden. The blue flower is soaked in sugar syrup for 24 hours to give the drink the striking purple hue. Looking to brighten your day? Why not bring a taste of paradise to your evening at home.

Patron Silver 30ml
Patron Citronge 30ml
Homemade Butterfly Pea Flowers Syrup 20ml
Lime Juice 30ml
Rock Salt


Rim the drinking surface of the margarita glass with rock salt
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice
Add Patron Silver, Patron Citronge, lime juice and homemade butterfly pea flowers syrup
Place the lid on the shaker and shake for 30 seconds
Pour the margarita into a salt rimmed glass
Garnish with butterfly pea flower

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