Sip & Savor

Sip & Celebrate This National Holiday

While Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there’s another holiday to sip and celebrate in February: National Margarita Day. Though some might argue that this tempting tequila drink tastes better on white sandy beaches, tenured Club Level Server Dan Etherton begs to differ.  As a staple of the Club Lounge for nearly a decade, he has perfected the “smoothest Margarita you’ll ever have”. Located on the top two floors of Belmond Charleston Place you’ll find our exclusive Club Level. Boasting 72 rooms and accessible by private access only, this exclusive retreat is the perfect hideaway with stunning city views—the best way to enjoy cocktails and good company. Read on to discover Etherton’s famous recipe. 

Ingredients Quantity
Grand Marnier 1 Dash
Triple Sec   1 Dash
Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice 1 oz
Herradura Tequila 2 oz
Lime 1-3 wedges
Franco’s Lemon Bar Mix Top Up


Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the tequila, triple sec, Grand Marnier, Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice, and juice from one lime wedge. Pour ingredients into a shaker. If salted rim is desired, take the cocktail glass and press into a plate of salt. Pour ingredients back into the cocktail glass, and top off with a touch of Franco’s Lemon Bar Mix. Float a lime with a stir stick.

Want to try this smooth margarita for yourself? Known as the best hotel Club Level in Charleston, guests can enjoy all day complimentary food and beverage service, including continental breakfast, afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres and desserts. What makes the experience even more immaculate is the personable and tenured staff that anticipates your every need. Upgrade your stay to enjoy an array of tasty treats and complimentary cocktails and cordials right outside your guestroom.