Cointreau has transformed Hull’s finest sky bar to create an Acapulco-themed terrace on the rooftop of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull.
In her Acapulco villa, Margaret Sames created extravagant parties hosting a select crowd of artists, celebrities, business tycoons and adventurers. With a margarita cocktail in one hand, they celebrated a new way of life: carefree, elegant and creative. The poolside afternoons became a new outdoor lifestyle mixing games, performances, tastings and music. This golden age of playtime was the symbol of a pleasure-seeking generation.
The terrace takeover features vibrant orange seating, an Acapulco-inspired swing, new soft furnishings, tropical foliage and feature artwork wall, bringing the fruitful flavours of the distinctive, orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur and spirit of the margarita to life.
Fernando Marques, The Lexington general manager, said: “One of the things I love the most about the Lexington rooftop terrace are the changing moods of the blue-skied, balmy afternoons to sensational sunset evening views. Providing our guests with the most amazing blue to orange shades while they get together and celebrate with a cocktail in hand – I can’t think of a better way to translate those vibrant, sun-drenched to sunset scenes to drinks than with Cointreau.”
The original margarita
Simple, versatile and refreshing, there’s a reason the margarita is one of the world’s favourite cocktails. Created in 1948 by Margaret Sames, the original classic recipe has remained unchanged since the beginning: Cointreau, tequila blanco, fresh lime juice, and a salt rim. For one particular poolside soiree, Sames wanted a good daytime cocktail that could be enjoyed by the pool. Naturally, she turned to two of her favourite spirits: Cointreau and tequila. After trying numerous variations, she landed on her signature recipe, with lime juice to balance the alcohol and a light dusting of salt on the glass rim for a touch of flair. An immediate success, “The Drink” came to be known as the margarita and the recipe spread by word of mouth by Sames’s influential friends.
To try it for yourself along with a wide range of classic and signature cocktails available at The Lexington sky bar, visit thelexingtonbar.co.uk.