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Love margaritas but looking to add a fun twist on a traditional margarita recipe? This pineapple cilantro marg is the perfect mix to please even the most discerning margarita connoisseurs. The more tart citrus (thanks to fresh orange and lime juice) compliments the sweetness of the pineapple juice, and the cilantro adds another layer of flavor that goes hand in hand with taco night. For those of you looking for a fun date night idea that includes staying in, make a pitcher of these delish pineapple cilantro margaritas, add a side of chips and guac and boom! Date night. Okay, maybe you want to have some tacos too? I know we would! The good news is that the cilantro is already chopped since you added it to your margarita batch.

Make a Pitcher of Pineapple Cilantro Margaritas:

  • Tequila (we used silver but use whatever kind you prefer)
  • Grand Marnier (we used 1 mini bottle)
  • Sour Mix (we prefer George’s margarita mix because it uses fresh lime juice and agave nectar)
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 Orange (or a clementine)
  • 1 small can of Dole’s pineapple juice (the individual size)
  • Small bunch of chopped cilantro

Step by Step Instructions to Make The Perfect Pitcher of Pineapple Cilantro Margaritas

  1. Fill 1/4 of pitcher with tequila
  2. Add 3/4 bottle of sour mix (standard bottle not a handle bottle)
  3. Add one small can of pineapple juice
  4. Squeeze one orange and add juice to pitcher. If you don’t have oranges, add 1/3 cup of orange juice
  5. Squeeze two limes and add juice to pitcher
  6. Add one mini bottle of Grand Marnier OR 2 oz Grand Marnier (you can substitute Triple Sec or any orange liquer)
  7. Add a 1/4 cup of freshly chopped cilantro.
  8. Stir
  9. Fill glass with ice. Salt rim if preferred.
  10. Pour margarita over ice.
  11. Sip. Enjoy. Repeat.

We know you will love this easy margarita recipe. Please comment below if you make it, and let us know what you think! Chesapeake Bartenders is proud to be an Annapolis bartending company serving the greater DC and Mid-Atlantic area. For quotes on wedding bartenders, party rentals and more, please contact us!

How To Make An Old Fashioned With or Without All The Fancy Ingredients

If you are stuck at home due to COVID-19, and want something other than a beer or glass of wine, read on! Here’s a classic cocktail recipe that is easier to make than you think. The Old Fashioned. A crowd-pleaser and favorite of generations of whiskey-lovers. Here is the easy, no-fuss recipe so you can enjoy a yummy libation while stuck at home.

You can make an “Almost Old Fashioned” with these 4 ingredients:

  1. Whiskey/Bourbon
  2. Maple Syrup or Simple Syrup
  3. Oranges or Orange Juice
  4. Ice

Full list of ingredients for the classic Old Fashioned:

  • Whiskey/bourbon
  • Orange, mandarin, clementine or orange juice (lemon can be substituted for oranges)
  • Marashino cherries (if you don’t have these, you can use blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. If they are frozen, just pop them into microwave to thaw them out)
  • Sugar + Water OR maple syrup OR agave nectar
  • Bitters (not everyone has this at home, but don’t worry if you don’t)
  • Ice
  • Spoon or muddler

*If you don’t have all of these ingredients, don’t fret! You can still get close to the classic recipe with a little creativity.

Follow These Simple Steps To Make Your Old Fashioned:

1. Mix boiling water & a heaping spoonful of sugar. Stir. Don’t have sugar? Maple syrup or agave nectar work well.

2. If you have an orange, peel + put a few slices in the bottom of your glass. If not, add 2 oz. orange juice. No OJ? Substitute fresh lemon. Take a spoon + smash the orange (or lemon) gently to squeeze the juice out. If you have cherries, add 2 & do the same. Don’t have cherries? Substitute any kind of berry. Cherries/berries are not necessary but if you have them, use them – they make this drink yummy.

3. Add 1 TBSP of the sugar water (aka simple syrup) you made to the muddled fruit. If you are subbing maple syrup or agave nectar, add this on top of fruit.

4. Stir and Add ice cubes.

5. Add 2 oz. whiskey/bourbon

6. If you have bitters, add a few drops. If you don’t, don’t worry. It will still be delicious.

7. Stir slightly.

8. Sip, relax and enjoy your homemade Old Fashioned!

 

Be sure to read other blog posts with creative drink recipes. Chesapeake Bartenders is proud to be the go-to event bartending company for weddings, events and private parties in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Delaware. For more information, please contact us

 

Chesapeake Bartenders All-Inclusive 2019 Holiday Party Package

Hosting a holiday event or party can be stressful and overwhelming. Whether you are planning a Christmas party, holiday event or end of year corporate event for your business, seeing to all the details and making sure your guests have a great experience is the key to success. Even if you are an experienced event planner, the list of to-do’s can seem daunting and overwhelming. We are here to help! Our Holiday Party Package is available throughout Maryland for hosts, hostesses, business owners and event planners looking for help with beverage catering, alcohol service and signature drinks.

Hire Our Team To Manage Bartending and Beverage Catering

Our team will take some of the stress out of planning a holiday party or event, as you can leave the bartending and beverage catering details to us! Our team of event planners, mixologists, TIPS certified bartenders, cocktail waitresses and bar backs will ensure all details pertaining to alcohol service, bartending, bar set up, bar clean up, etc. are unparalleled. We pride ourselves on ensuring the hosts, hostesses and guests have nothing short of an amazing experience.

Signature Holiday Party Event Package ~ $475

This package is designed for those hosting holiday parties and want to delight and dazzle guests. From specialty holiday cocktails and “smoking drinks” to unique, festive garnishes and unparalleled service, our Signature Holiday Event Package takes the guesswork out of your event bartending needs.

This package is best for parties and events with up to 100 guests and includes the following:
  • 2 Top Tier, TIPS-Certified Chesapeake Bartenders for 3 hours
  • $20 credit towards special garnishes or add-ons
  • Smokey Drinks ($75 value) – dry ice added to drinks for a “smokey” and festive presentation
  • Choose one signature drink from our holiday drink menu
  • Appropriate tools for serving beer, wine, and liquor (wine keys, beer openers, etc.)
  • Pour spouts for liquor bottles
  • Large coolers for ice and cold storage + ice scoopers
  • Black-clothed tables to serve as “the bar”
  • Wine chilling buckets for presentation/chilling
  • Fruit/Garnish trays  (does not include fruit)
  • Pitchers for specialty cocktails

Signature Festive Cocktails

What would a holiday party be without fun, festive cocktails? These signature drinks have been custom created by our team of mixologists for the 2019 holiday season.


Request More Info About Our Holiday Party Package – Email Us , Call  (443) 228-8300 or Fill Out The Contact Form Below:

 

Chesapeake Bartenders will offer event bartending, mobile bars and beverage catering in Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware.

ARNOLD, Md. – Sept. 16, 2019 – PRLog — A new professional bartending company called Chesapeake Bartenders launched today in Arnold, Maryland. The owners, Brett Workman and Courtney Smith are successful entrepreneurs with extensive backgrounds in hospitality, catering and service-based businesses. Chesapeake Bartenders is offering a sought-after service in Maryland, Northern Virginia, DC and Delaware, after noticing a major gap in the market.

“People come to Brett and I regularly asking for our help staffing bartenders at weddings, private parties and charity events in Maryland. This has been going on for years, and we are always happy to help. Brett and I noticed that it was challenging for party planners and hosts to find reliable, TIPS-certified bartenders who are more experienced than regular caterers and really go above and beyond. So we started Chesapeake Bartenders to address that need in the Mid-Atlantic market.”  – Courtney Smith

Chesapeake Bartending Offers The Following Services:

• Hourly Bartending Packages: These packages start at $50 an hour and include TIPS-certified bartenders, tables, table cloths, coolers and supplies.
• Mobile Bars: A partnership with Tiki To You offers two mobile bars available for any outdoor occasion
• Beverage Catering: This service includes custom drink creations (like his and her wedding cocktails) and assistance creating a placing a bulk alcohol order with the company’s partners.

The owners are looking forward to offering exceptional customer service based on their decades of experience in fine dining, luxury hotels and nightlife management. They have selected bartenders and mixologists who have years of experience in hospitality, specifically in mixology, wine and spirits.

 

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ABOUT CHESAPEAKE BARTENDERS:

Chesapeake Bartenders is an event bartending company based on of Arnold, MD and serving Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware. Service offerings include staffing professional, TIPS-certified bartenders, bartending packages, mobile bars and custom drink creation. Find more information or get a quote at https://chesapeakebartenders.com/.

 

Chesapeake Bartenders

1517 Ritchie Hwy Ste L3, Arnold, MD 21012

(443) 228-8300