Summer’s Best Party Venue - Your Home at Miraval Mesa Verde!

Summer’s in full swing - and that means plenty of chances to entertain friends and family. The homes at Miraval Mesa Verde are designed with year-round entertaining in mind, but they particularly shine in summer, with seamless floorplans that flow easily from indoors to out, and from one room to the next. Miraval’s unique “California Rooms” offer indoor/outdoor entertaining with one wall completely open to the spacious backyard, and an outdoor fireplace, living and dining areas - all within easy reach of the spectacular, open-format kitchen. Ready to toast the summer? Where better to mix your soiree’s signature cocktails than at the fabulous bar that adjoins the kitchen, dining and living rooms at Miraval?

Speaking of summer sips, below are some great ideas for party-worthy drinks from local favorite mixologist, Gabrielle Dion (from a recent interview she did with CBSLA). Credited with shaping the famed bars at Chef Amar Santana’s Broadway and Vaca, Dion has been named OC’s top bar pro and continues to put the craft into cocktails, county-wide. She also owns and operates The Mixing Glass at The OC Mix at SOCO, where you’ll find spirits, bitters, glassware and everything you need to stock your bar at Miraval.

Don’t wait ’til summer’s over before you tour the model at Miraval Mesa Verde. This coastal modern home, and our exclusive community, have made such an impression that we only have a handful of homes left. Call our team today at 949.299.0388 to schedule your tour!

Cheers to summer! 

Mai Tai

Ingredients:

            •           1 oz Appleton V/X rum

            •           1 oz Clement VSOP rum

            •           0.75 oz fresh lime juice

            •           0.5 oz Clement Creole Shrub orange liqueur

            •           0.5 oz orgeat (preferably Small Hand Foods)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients with one ice cube and shake just to combine.
  2. Pour the ingredients onto crushed ice.
  3. Swizzle ingredients, adding more crushed ice to the top as it settles in.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.

Jungle Bird

Ingredients:

            •           1.5 oz Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum

            •           0.75 oz Campari

            •           0.5 oz fresh lime juice

            •           1.5 oz pineapple juice

            •           0.5 oz 1:1 simple syrup

Directions:

  1. Simple Syrup – Combine 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a squeeze bottle or a mason jar and shake vigorously to dissolve fully. Rub a small amount between fingertips, if you feel any granules shake a bit longer until gone.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Pour the ingredients into the shaker and shake well with ice.
  4. Double strain the ingredients on fresh ice in a double old-fashioned glass.
  5. Garnish with 3 staggered pineapple leaves.

Saturn

Ingredients:

            •           1.25 oz FEW Standard Issue Gin (Navy Strength Gin)

            •           0.5 oz Orgeat

            •           0.5 oz Falernum

            •           0.5 oz Passionfruit Puree

            •           0.25 oz Lemon

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients with one ice cube and shake just to combine.
  2. Pour onto crushed ice and swizzle ingredients adding more crushed ice to the top as it settles in.
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of star fruit, cut shortways.