The one thing that Excellence Punta Cana does not lack is views. In fact, when I visited recently, it wasn’t so much a matter of “Where will I sit today?” but instead, “Will I be able to enjoy every amazing angle of the stunning ocean before I leave?” Coincidentally, if your preference is to enjoy sunsets, crashing waves and natural Caribbean beauty with a frosty cocktail in hand, this resort serves so many different drinks that it might have every view covered. (And if you want something non-alcoholic for sunrises, or any time of day, the juice bar is also stocked with every delicious flavor you can imagine, and I implore you to pick two or three and mix them.)
First-time visitors will probably want to grab a freshly cracked coconut from the beach bars, but recurring guests know that bartenders are waiting, all over the property, to serve something fresh and unique—cocktails we know by name, but made with the attitude that every drink must be better than the last. And Excellence Club members know they have even more choices, especially with a private margarita bar tucked away next to a private pool. (Seriously, I cannot stop thinking about that marg bar.)
One of my favorite beverages is the Citrus Mango Cocktail, which is so packed with amazing flavor that it almost feels like a teleportation device. Now, thanks to the crew at Excellence Punta Cana, we can share this quick and simple recipe.
The Citrus Mango Cocktail at Excellence Punta Cana
- A highball glass
- 1.5 oz Absolut vodka
- 1/2 of a natural mango
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz lime juice
How to Make It:
- Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake it, strain and pour into the highball glass over ice.
- Garnish with an orange slice, a small watermelon ball and two pineapple leaves.