The party splits for a moment along gender lines, talk going strong ("I'm sure you invited us because we're all good conversationalists. We're not shy!" remarks Pedro Rodriguez to Madrazo), and the margaritas disappear quickly. To make jamaica margaritas, Pacheco simmers one part jamaica flowers, available at Latino markets, in two parts water. The mixture is strained and cooled, then mixed with a simple syrup to taste. The pitcher of jamaica syrup stands next to the blender with ice cubes, lime juice and tequila.