Rancho Mirage’s Signature Cocktail – Caliente Mirage Margarita

The voting is complete and the winner is….

Under a blazing sun, five Rancho Mirage bartenders worked their jiggers off last Saturday at The River to capture the imaginations and pallets of judges Mayor Scott Hines, Palm Springs Life Magazine Editor-in-Chief Steven Biller and stage and screen star Kaye Ballard.   After much muddling, shaking and tasting, Cameron Robeson of Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, won the $500 grand prize for his Caliente Mirage Margarita.  Tequila infused with hot pepper was the tipping point for the judges and they unanimous exclaimed “WOW” when they tasted Cameron’s cocktail.

Winning Cocktail:  Caliente Mirage Margarita!Cameron - Best Bartender in Rancho Mirage

Caliente Mirage Margarita Ingredients:

  • Sweet n sour (hand pressed from our citrus grown at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa)
  • sweetened with agave nectar
  • Tanteo Jalapeno Tequi
  • Cointreau
  • topped with a dash of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Bartender:  Cameron Robeson – The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Mission Hills is a Palm Springs resort and hotel where the picturesque mountain views and secluded location create the perfect escape. Our Palm Springs hotel is the perfect place to unwind.  Enjoy the best Palm Springs Golf on one of our championship courses, lounge at any of our three pools, splash down our 60-foot waterslide or enjoy a delectable meal at one of our Palm Springs restaurant options, including the new Pinzimini. A soothing sanctuary awaits those looking for a rejuvenating desert retreat with our expansive Palm Springs resort spa featuring treatments for everyone.

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