With National Tequila Day right around the corner (on July 24th!), Fairmont Mayakoba has already begun its celebration. With its amazing drinks, fantastic bars, and surprising usages of such a popular beverage, Fairmont Mayakoba is the perfect place to celebrate this lively occasion.
The hotel is taking full advantage of tequila’s versatility by featuring a multitude of flavorful drinks to try this month. The authentic Wants & Needs Cocktail will be crafted with only locally sourced Mexican ingredients. A truly mouthwateringly cultural drink… Tequila, roasted pineapple, hibiscus, lime, and grapefruit come together and make this fruitful and tasty beverage. The Blue Margarita will use blue curacao to achieve its delicious signature color and taste. A guest-favorite, Habanero Margarita makes for a spicy, tasty, and creative tequila-based drink. And, if desired, there is always the option of drinking it pure. Artisanal tequilas such as Santanera and Clase Azul make taking shots easy and delectable. These Fairmont beverages are representative of Mexican culture and make for a perfect way to enjoy this holiday.
However, drinking tequila isn’t the only way to enjoy such a unique holiday. The hotel’s spa, Willow Stream, offers a creative and unique treatment in which tequila is used to renew and soften the skin. After a sugar, lime, sage and tequila exfoliation, a massage is given with a refreshing mix of sage oil and tequila. To end the relaxing celebration, a hydrating facial cleaning with blue agave is done in order to finish off this culturally immersive experience. In this manner, Fairmont challenges preconceived notions of tequila and offers a perfect activity to try on National Tequila Day.
Such an important holiday deserves nothing less than a grandiose celebration. And, with its sophisticated bars, relaxing pools, delicious drinks, and creative spa treatments, the hotel makes for a perfect spot to celebrate tequila day. An unforgettable experience: Fairmont Mayakoba is perfect for all tequila lovers. More information about the hotel’s offerings and Tequila day amenities can be found in Fairmont Mayakoba’s Tequila Day Blog Post.
Piwiwi | W Punta de Mita, México
A chic, surf resort located on Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita is the perfect place to warm-up with a tropical beachside cocktail. When guests aren’t busy practicing their hang-ten on one of the area’s best surf breaks, they can sip on one of the resort’s 100+ signature cocktails made with ingredients like tequila, mezcal and local garnishes such as worm salt. For the ultimate sun-soaked refreshment, grab a barstool at Chevycheria - a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck that’s been converted into a beachside ceviche bar - and try the Piwiwi. Named after the local bird, this light libation combines tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, agave, honey, fresh lime juice and soda, making it the perfect way to cool off on a sunny day while watching surfers catch waves in the distance.
Green | The Santa Maria Panama
Set amidst a sprawling oasis in the heart of one of Latin America’s most cosmopolitan cities, The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort in Panama City, offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Located inside the coveted Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, guests can access the resort’s state-of-the-art sports facilities that include the city's only 18-hole, 72-Par Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. Inspired by this gorgeous golf course, the Green cocktail offers a delicious treat after teeing up. Guests can enjoy this refreshing cocktail on the relaxing terrace of the Grill House. Made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, agave syrup with green pepper, lime juice, and a bit of prosecco for some effervescence, the appropriately named ‘The Green’ is served in a champagne glass and topped with some lime oil and lime peel. It’s the perfect ending for a day of golf on this resort’s stunning world class golf course.
Mango Manguisimo | JW Marriott Cancun Hotel & Spa
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa sits on one of the most pristine beach stretches where guests can kick back and relax with a tropical drink in hand. Guests looking for a taste of summer in a glass are invited to try the Mango Manguisimo - one of the 150 Margaritas served at the resort’s lobby bar. This refreshing mango and tequila-based cocktail is complemented with cointreau, lime juice, mint leaves and topped off with a zesty orange peel and chili powder. This vacation libation is sure to transport anyone to the ombre turquoise waters of the stunning Mexican Caribbean.
Key Lime Margarita | Southernmost Beach Resort
There’s nothing more synonymous with Key West than Key Lime Pie and a good time! Find both at the newly-renovated Southernmost Beach Resort that offers an iconic Key Lime Margarita. Made with a silver tequila of your choice, the island’s signature Key Lime Liqueur, splashes of orange juice and agave – this cocktail is the perfect companion for lounging by one of the resort’s three palm-fringed pools, secluded tanning pier or private beach. Near all of the action, but in a world of its own, this refreshing margarita awaits you along the famed southern limit of Duval Street. Learn more at www.southernmostbeachresort.com.
Mother Earth at Thompson Buckhead’s Lobby Bar
When Thompson Buckhead opened in Atlanta in December, word spread quick that it was home to some of the best new F&B in town. Its mixology program is raved about as it’s led by Thandi Walton, who hails from Zimbabwe and has made a name for herself as one of the city’s top bartenders; so when she created the cocktail menu for the hotel’s lobby bar, she brought all the funk. One example of her creativity is the Mother Earth cocktail. Everyone knows about green juice and its health benefits… but how about a green juice cocktail? Enter Mother Earth. It’s the perfect drink to nurture your body and weary mind after a long day — maybe because it’s made with Thompson Buckhead’s Green Fox Juice (celery, spinach, kiwi, pineapple, green apples and lemon), or maybe because it’s infused with Heradura Reposado tequila. Either way, this cocktail with have you feeling good both inside and out. The Heradura Reposado adds flavors of light oak, spice, agave and vanilla to a classic green juice recipe. Combine that with an extra splash of lemon juice and agave, and Mother Earth is tangy, refreshing and might just be every green juice fan’s new go-to.
¡Oye Juancho¡ | Mosa/Caña, Willemstad Curaçao
While you may recognize Curaçao for its bright blue namesake Liqueur, the Southern Dutch Caribbean island also knows a thing or two about tequila and its iconic counterpart – margaritas. Visit Mosa Bar & Kitchen, located in the trendy Pietermaai district of the island’s capital, for a robust selection of flavorful fruit-based tropical margaritas. A signature island favorite, the ¡Oye Juancho¡ margarita is made with mezcal, passionfruit and fresh pomegranate – perfect for taking on the town in this island paradise. Learn more at www.mosacana.com or www.curacao.com