Thursday, May 5, 2016

Some Popular Cinco De Mayo Drinks At Velas Resorts

Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare” Velas Resorts rolls out Cinco de Mayo cocktails for guests staying at its luxury resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit on May 5th. Grand Velas Riviera Maya will feature the Ignacio Zaragoza Cocktail, named after the Mexican General who defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Velas Vallarta will serve the Victoria Tropicale, a fruity martini that symbolizes the Mexican victoria (victory in English). The Mexican Bite at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is red, one of the colors of the Mexican flag, which represents the Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence and the blood of the national heroes. At Casa Velas, the 2000 Martini is named after the 2,000 Mexicans who defeated the 6,000 French troops. For those unable to travel to Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Velas Resorts shares its cocktail recipes below.

Ignacio Zaragoza Cocktail
1 ½ oz                    oregano-infused tequila
4 oz                        fresh tomato juice
1 tbsp                    lemon juice
dash                      tabasco
pinch                     celery salt
½ cup                    ice
1 stalk                   celery
1 slice                    bacon, cooked

Oregano-Infused Tequila - Wrap 1 tbsp oregano in a cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine. Macerate the oregano in 1 liter of tequila, letting sit for two days to a month. Remove the oregano and filter the tequila through a cheese cloth.

Combine tequila, tomato juice, lemon juice and tabasco in a shaker. Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with celery and bacon.

Victoria Tropicale
1 ½ oz                    Mezcal Amores
dash                      lemon
dash                      simple syrup
½ pc                       kiwi
½ slice                  pineapple
½ cup                    crushed ice
1 tbsp                    Tajin (chili salt)

Combine the kiwi and pineapple in a blender, and strain to separate the liquid from the pulp. Pour liquid into a shaker along with the mezcal, simple syrup, lemon juice and ice. Shake strongly. Serve in a martini glass previously rimmed with tajin chili salt.

Mexican Bite

Mexican Bite
1 ½ oz                    PAMA Pomegranate Flavored Liqueur
1 ½ oz                    Montelobos Mezcal
1½ oz                     cranberry juice
½ tbsp                   simple syrup
½ tbsp                   lemon juice
½ cup                    crushed ice

Combine the PAMA, mescal, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake strongly and pour over ice in a glass.

2000 Martini
1 ½ oz                    vodka
1 oz                        lemon juice
1 oz                        simple syrup
1/3                         cucumber
1 tsp                      coriander
½ cup                    crushed ice
1 tbsp                    Tajin (chili salt)

Macerate cucumber with coriander in shaker.  Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake strongly. Serve in a martini glass previously rimmed with tajin chili salt.

All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information on Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit