The Perfect Cocktail at Playa del Carmen’s Catch

Catch Playa del Carmen

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

“Is there alcohol in this?”

Those are my famous last words every time I try a cocktail I love. I’m an unashamed fan of fruity, girly drinks, and I hate the alcohol in them to hit me over the head. So when I ask that question, it’s actually a compliment (and the precursor to a very merry evening.)

Such was the case at Catch, one of a pair of rooftop restaurants at Thompson Playa Del Carmen. Sister to Catch Dubai and Catch New York, this Mexican dinner-only spot is the perfect place for al fresco bites with a view of Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue). Dinner definitely doesn’t disappoint, with gastronomic gems such as truffled sashimi; lobster mashed potatoes; and Tomohawk steak on the menu.

But it’s the cocktail list  – and the Seedless Suzy, in particular – that caught my eye. Light and sweet, this rosy-hued refresher is the perfect summertime cooler, and it couldn’t be easier to make. Why not mix a batch this weekend? Salud!

Catch Playa del Carmen

Catch’s Seedless Suzy


2 ounce Absolut Elyx

½ cup fresh watermelon

¾ ounce lime juice

¾ ounce simple syrup

6 leaves basil


Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a tumbler, garnish with a watermelon slice, and enjoy. Salud!


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