Amer A. Vargas Newsletter

The Modern Butlers’ Journal, August 2018, Let’s Talk about Mixology

Amer A. VargasLet’s Talk about Mixolog, Part 35

Cabo Cocktail

by Amer A. Vargas

On this occasion, a butler wrote in from Los Cabos, which seemed a good reason to introduce you to a refreshing and easy-to-drink cocktail, created by the people of, and which they called Cabo, in honor of this region of Mexico. As with many cocktails of Mexican origin, the Cabo is based on this beautiful country’s main spirit: Tequila.

Preparation is very simple,: 1.5 oz/ 4.5 cl of tequila is mixed with just two other ingredients: ¼ oz/ 0.75 cl of lime juice and 3 oz/ 9 cl of pineapple juice. Mix the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, decorating the rim with a pineapple wedge.

You can make the presentation more appealing by rimming the glass with red sugar (sugar+grenadine syrup, for example), and/or by adding a couple of spearmint leaves to the pineapple wedge.

Tasty. Sweet. Refreshing… Cheers!

Mr. Vargas is the Institute’s President—feel free to contact him via email, AmerVargas @

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Por Amer A. Vargas

Amer A. Vargas graduated with a Tourism Degree specializing in hotel management from CETT (Center for Tourism Studies) in Barcelona and spent the following decade in the service industry. Beginning as a waiter and then supervisor in high-end restaurants, he was next made responsible for raising service standards through staff training programs. After receiving further training as a butler, he worked as a butler and valet in private service as well as hotels in England and Europe.

During this time period, he translated the best-selling industry texts Butlers & Household Managers, 21st Century Professionals and Hotel Butlers, The Great Service Differentiators into Spanish and is currently creating butler training materials in the Spanish language.

As the Director of Spanish-speaking Markets, Amer is responsible for making the technology of butling available in private residences and hotels in the Spanish-speaking countries of the world. He provides consultation, placement, and training services in these countries.