That is, if you have found the perfect place to watch the sunset and just the right libation to accompany it.
Luckily, we can provide both.
At Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar, there is no shortage of spectacular scenery at sunset, but some locations are more suited for panoramic vistas than others.
Take the view from your dinner table at Shutters. As you dine on bucatini with succulent Maine lobster at 1 Pico or a perfectly prepared Wagyu burger at Coast, a wall of oceanfront windows gives way to the vibrant sky over the Pacific.
Steps away, the bow near the lobby and the Pacific Terrace (for hotel guests only) offer equally stunning views. Cozy up to the fireplace on the terrace or stand at the edge of either deck to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Santa Monica.
At Casa, you can find your perfect sunset viewing point with cocktails and dinner. Terrazza offers 180-degree views of Santa Monica Beach along with savory Italian cuisine, while Catch pairs spectacular ocean vistas with Kumamoto oysters and other raw bar delicacies.
A stroll outdoors on the fifth-floor pool deck will reveal the Palm Terrace and the bow (exclusively for guests of the hotel), where you will want to lounge and sip cocktails throughout the golden hour.
Your Sunset Margarita can be found in 1 Pico or the lobby lounge at Shutters, while Terrazza and Catch will prepare the Smoky Sunset Cocktail for you. Enjoy either in the light of the setting sun, then make them at home with these recipes straight from the bars at Shutters and Casa:
– 1.5oz El Tesoro Reposado
– .5oz Licor 43
– 1 oz lime juice
– 1 oz Pomegranate, Powell & Mahoney mix
– Splash pineapple
– Lime Wheel
– Shake & strain over fresh ice into Old Fashioned Glass
Smoky Sunset Cocktail
– 2 oz Deleon Reposado tequila
– 3/4 of homemade pomegranate grenadine ( based on agave )
– 3/4 of lemon juice
– 1 egg white
– Regan’s orange bitters
– Touch of Union Mezcal
– Dry shake
– Garnish with lime wheel dashed with bitter