At Rhode Island's Ocean House, You'll Have To Work For Your Frozen Cocktail

The new Taco Shack’s blender bikes challenge guests to get a little exercise in before trying the signature TitoRita.

While it is one of the more unique ways to make a smoothie or delicious frozen margarita, a Fender Blender Pro isn't exactly the cheapest option for free-wheeling mixologists. As a matter of fact, you could put that money toward your dream family vacation and settle for the Fender Blender Universale, which attaches to one of the bikes that has been sitting in your garage, untouched for years. Hey, we're just spit-balling ideas—no judgement. 

But if you have your heart set on both an incredible getaway and a spin on a blender bike, you're in luck. With the recent reopening of the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, comes the debut of the beachfront Taco Shack, where guests can grab beef barbacoa or grilled jerk chicken tacos before, during and after enjoying one of the resort's spacious beach cabanas.

If you want one of the signature TitoRitas, though, you're going to have to work for it. In order to enjoy this Tito's Vodka-based twist on the classic margarita, guests will ride one of the blender bikes. It's as much about wellness as it is living the ultimate beach vacation dream, but don't worry—if you're not into riding for your 'rita, you can still order one on the rocks. You just might have to settle for being called a party pooper.

With its reopening, Ocean House also unveiled its Covid Clean Plan, which was developed in cooperation with Dr. David Lucas, Director of Research Administration in the Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to frequent deep cleanings and sanitization of the resort, employees have signed a "healthcare commitment" and agreed to routine health practices, including temperature taking and wearing masks and gloves at all times. For guests, check-in will be expedited, masks and gloves are available upon request and hand sanitizer stations have been added throughout the resort. 

And if Rhode Island (or travel in general) isn't in your plans any time soon, but you'd still like to try the TitoRita, Ocean House's bike-tenders were more than happy to share the recipe.

Ocean House’s TitoRita


  • 1.5 oz Tito's Vodka
  • 0.5 oz orange liqueur
  • 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Ice to blend

How to Make It: Combine all ingredients in a blender—with or without a bike attached—with ice and mix. Garnish with a lime wheel.