Inspired by one of Selena’s most memorable songs El Chico del Apartamento 512, a fresh cantaloupe margarita was served at my Raised on Selena which celebrates the late Tejano’s life, legacy and impact on Latinos. The 512 is a loving nod from Selena to Corpus Christi, Texas’s former area code.
Guys! Here is cocktail numero dos from Raised on Selena – El Chico del Apartamento 512 inspired by one of Selena’s most recognizable songs.
Finally having the courage to profess her love the protagonist knocks on her love interest door (who lives in APT 512) only to find his girlfriend answer.
Y me contesta una güera
Y mi corazón se quiebra
She is devasted
De veras que sentí mi corazón quebrándose
Cuando de repente me pregunto
¿Buscabas a mi hermano?
Also inspired by Selena – The Como la Flor Margarita
El Chico del Apartamento 512 is from Selena’s fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido, released in 1994.
The track posthumously peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Regional Mexican Digital Songs chart in 2011.
The 512 is a loving nod from Selena to Corpus Christi, Texas’s former area code.
The El Chico del Apartamento 512 is a fresh cantaloupe margarita made with fresh cantaloupe juice, tequila Blanco and lime juice.
I served this vibrant margarita with a garnish that highlights Selena’s nod to Corpus Christ area code 512.
- 4 ounces fresh cantaloupe juice
- 4 ounces tequila Blanco
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- lime wedges
- kosher salt
- Run a lime wedge around glass and rim with salt. Fill glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add cantaloupe juice, tequila, lime juice and Cointreau.
- Shake vigorously, strain and serve. Garnish with lime & cantaloupe