How to Make Royalton Suites Cancun’s Viva Mexico

A cocktail created for people who love lounging by the pool. Awesome 360-degree rooftop views not included.

Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge
There’s hardly a cooler place in Cancun to enjoy a cocktail than the Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge at Royalton Suites Cancun.Royalton Suites

Visiting Cancun is always about the beach. Lay on it, play on it, fall asleep for a day on it—there’s a very good reason people return to these beaches year after year, from high-energy college students to hopeless romantics who fell in love in Cancun years ago and consider it a part of their epic love stories. And for anyone who thinks it’s just a sleepless party destination, well, you keep thinking that. The rest of us know better.

But sometimes we need a break from the beach, whether because of the crowds or to escape the bright Mexican sun. In those times it’s great to have a private spot for shade and snacks, and it certainly doesn’t hurt if that spot has a pool, delicious food and drinks and views so clear you won’t even have to take your eyes off the beach. That place? The Level 18 Rooftop Cabana Lounge at Royalton Suites Cancun.

For the sake of imagining that we’re lounging poolside in a private cabana, with incredible 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, we asked the Level 18 staff to gift us a cocktail recipe that will whisk us away. Please enjoy the refreshing Viva Mexico, amigos.

Viva Mexico by Royalton Suites Cancun

Viva Mexico
You’ll shout the name of this cocktail as soon as you try it.Royalton Suites

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz tequila or mezcal
  • 1.5 oz watermelon liqueur
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup 

How to Make It:

  1. Place a mint leaf at the bottom and then add ice up to the middle of your glass. 
  2. Combine the watermelon liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice and tequila in a shaker glass or separate glass.
  3. Once fully mixed, pour the concoction over the ice, add extra mint leaves as a garnish and enjoy it.