Hotel California Cocktail

Hotel California Cocktail

Originally Posted On March 1, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Hotel California Cocktail

This Hotel California Cocktail recipe is not the easiest to make, but it is definitely yummy. It has a total of five ingredients including tequila, pineapple and mandarin fruit juices and a bit of grenadine to add a dash of sweetness and color placing this drink on our list of drinks made with Grenadine.

How to Make a Hotel California Cocktail

Although maybe not for a new bartender, it’s still pretty easy to make. The key to making this really tasty is adding fresh juices to the recipe. You have no idea what a difference a drink made with fresh squeezed juices vs store bought can make. Take the extra time, I promise, it will be worth it.

Get your Boston shaker and add a hand full of ice. Add all of the ingredients to your shaker. Shake for a few seconds to chill the drink. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a pina colada glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice or a mandarin orange wheel and a cherry.

Hotel California Ingredients

  • 4 oz Champagne
  • 1 oz Gold Tequila
  • 2 oz Mandarin Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Grenadine
Hotel California Cocktail

Hotel California Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

A yummy beach drink that's colorful and full of fruity flavors!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Champagne
  • 1 oz gold tequila
  • 2 oz mandarin juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Grenadine

Instructions

  1. Get your Boston shaker and add a hand full of ice.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your shaker.
  3. Shake for a few seconds to chill the drink.
  4. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a pina colada glass.
  5. Garnish with a pineapple slice or a mandarin orange wheel and a cherry.

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About the Ingredients

Champagne – Since the tequila will pretty much drown out the taste of the champagne a bit, there’s no reason to use anything too expensive. Even one or two day old champagne is fine for this.

Tequila – For this I prefer to use the José Cuervo brand gold tequila. It’s the best bang for the buck when it comes to this drink.

Juices – As always, try your hardest to use fresh juices for this. It will make a huge difference!

Hotel California Variations

Sparkling wine of any type, preferably on the sweeter side can be used for this, not just Champagne.

About the Author

  • Bill Allen

    I'm Bill Allen, the guy behind this site. I've been a bartender, bar owner and sitting on both sides of a bar for almost 35 years, so I have some experience in the whole mixology scene. And now I'm just building out my site with as much helpful content as I can share with you.

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