Grand Velas Riviera Maya Showcases Local Mayan Flair and History With Xtabentun Cocktail
Mayan Liqueur Incorporated into Unique Cocktail at Rooftop Sky Bar
Riviera Maya, Mexico (January 15, 2016)
Mexico's "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Grand Velas Riviera Maya treats guests to a taste of the Yucatan's past with its new Grand Velas Cocktail showcasing local Mayan flare. The cocktail features Xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur with honey infused from the native Xtabentun flower. The Xtabentun flower and liqueur are common elements in a variety of Mayan legends that have been passed down generation after generation. Guests staying at the AAA Five Diamond resort are able to sip on the Grand Velas cocktail at the resort's rooftop Sky Bar while enjoying radiant sunsets and panoramic views of the azure Caribbean waters. Guests unable to travel to Mexico but wish to taste the Mayan tales are able to make the Grand Velas cocktail at home with the following recipe:
The Grand Velas Cocktail Recipe Ingredients
1 ½ oz - Xtabentun Mayan Liqueur
4 cubes - Pineapple
½ cup - Club Soda
2 - Ice Cubes
1 - Orange slice
2 Tbs - Lime Juice
Pour the lime juice and the Xtabentun Mayan liqueur in a glass with ice
Add the pineapple cubes and stir.
Finally pour club soda on top and garnish with an orange slice.
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen's Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded "Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas" at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.