Tequila, the most commonly known spirit made from the blue agave plant, can only be produced in Mexico. While, most of it comes from the highlands of central western Jalisco, other Mexican states with a coastal border, such as Tamaulipas, Nayarit, and Michoacán, can also produce it.
So why not explore the beloved spirit Mexico has to offer by mixing tequila cocktails with a much-deserved vacation at a lush seaside Mexican resort.
Marriott Puerto Vallarta
Located between the lush Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for travelers looking to refresh the mind, body and soul via peaceful beachfront sunsets, a spa that specializes in the ancient healing traditions of the local Huichol people, and great tequila cocktails.
Head to the resort’s new Ceviche & Tequila Bar with more than 180 different tequilas and a great variety of ceviches. Then, relax mind, body and soul with specialty tequila cocktails like the Tequincy or the Beso Purpura (Purple Kiss).
Tequincy at Marriott Puerto Vallarta
Nance Fruits (sweet and sour tasting small, ball-shaped berries), Damiana Liqueur, White Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Natural Syrup. Garnish with Citric Salt, Orange Pulp and Dehydrated Lime
Beso Purpura at Marriott Puerto Vallarta
White Tequila, Lemon Juice, Fresh Blackberries and Agave; garnished with Rosemary Leaves and more Fresh Blackberries.
Av Paseo de la Marina Nte 435, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; marriott.com/marriott-puerto-vallarta-resort-and-spa
W Punta de Mita
A chic, surf resort located on Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita is the perfect place to warm-up for a tropical beachside vacation. The property is situated on one of Mexico’s best surf breaks edged with lush rainforest that unfolds in winding, tree-lined paths and luxe features that include a posh WET Deck pool area with private cabanas, an incredible spa, and restaurants, including Jean Georges’ critically acclaimed Spice Market.
We recommend stopping by the thatch-roofed Chevicheria, a converted vintage Chevy truck turned-bar that serves fresh beachside ceviche and the delish Piwiwi cocktail – named after the local, beach-loving bird.
Piwiwi at W Punta de Mita
Shaken with Tequila infused with Dry Hibiscus Flower, Ancho Reyes Liquor, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Agave, Honey, Fresh Lime Juice into a glass with fresh ice; topped with Soda and two spoons of Sea Salt Foam (soy lecithin, sea salt, fresh lime juice, and water), then, garnished with a Basil Bouquet and a pinch of Tajin Chilli Powder.
Km 8.5 Carretera Punta de Mita, Desarrollo Costa Banderas Punta de Mita, Nayarit 63734 Mexico; wpuntademita.com
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Situated on a sparkling strip of bright blue Mexican-Caribbean beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa offers an idyllic escape for travelers looking to indulge in Mexico’s tequila culture.
With 150 different varieties of tequilas served at its JW Lobby Bar, the resort has launched the new 150 Margaritas Menu, just in time for National Tequila Day. The menu features 150 unique, specially crafted margaritas, each made with a different type of tequila and broken down into four categories: Classic, Modern, Fusion and Exotic.
Kiwi-Rita at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Reposado Tequila, Kiwi, Contreau, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup and topped off with Grand Marnier.
Strawberry Basilita at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
Tequila Blanco, Strawberries, Basil, Cointreau, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup
Blvd. Kukulcan, (Km 14.5), Lote 40-A, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, QROO, Mexico; marriott.com/marriott-cancun-resort-and-spa
Heaven at The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a resort within the all-inclusive resort that is exclusive to adult guests, who are seeking lavish extras, superlative amenities, and a no limits attitude to match.
Located at the heart of the Heaven pool, you’ll find Dive, which features a swim-up bar so you won’t have to leave the water to top off your drink. Sip on a simple and refreshing Paloma (Spanish for ‘dove’), a popular Mexican grapefruit-flavored tequila cocktail.
Paloma at Heaven at The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Grapefruit Soda, such as Fresca or Squirt, and Tequila Blanco over ice, and served with a wedge of lime.
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal (Km. 72), 77710 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico; hrhrivieramaya.com/all-inclusive.htm
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