Riviera Maya, Mexico (January 29, 2021) — Travelers visiting the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya this spring can enjoy a new cocktail menu inspired by local Mayan astrology. Showcasing a festival of flavors and ancestral ingredients from Mexico, thirteen cocktails are based on traits of Mayan astrological signs. In the Mayan lunar calendar, a year is divided into thirteen moons of twenty-eight days, totaling 364 days. On the 365th day, called "The Day Where Time Does Not Exist," the Mayans would celebrate. Guests at Grand Velas Riviera Maya can celebrate every night through spring at the resort's Sky Bar and Chaka Mayan restaurant.
For travelers at home yearning to try the cosmic menu, the resort's bar manager Cecilia Sierra shares the below recipe for one of the cocktails, Coz. The full list of cocktails with ingredients, star sign, and special characteristics can be found here.
Mayan Astrology Sign: Falcon (February 7 - March 6)
Sign Characteristics: Falcons possess great judgement and are incredibly faithful and solution-oriented. In the Coz cocktail, triple sec and sharp citrus flavors represent a falcon watching from above, attentive and swift.
4 tbsp. Charanda (White rum can also be used)
2 tbsp. Orange liqueur
3 tbsp. Grapefruit juice
3 tbsp. Orange juice
Grated orange rinds for decoration
Preparation Instructions: Combine Charanda, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, and orange juice in a shaker with ice. Next, strain into a martini glass. Add grated orange rinds for decoration then serve.
Velas Resorts have received the global safety stamp of approval from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) due to its state-of-the-art safety and cleanliness protocols detailed in a 15-page Stay Safe with Velas program. Sanitizing mats and booths, touchless hand sanitizing dispensers, increased cleaning and sanitation with both EPA-chemicals and UV light, and special COVID-19 training for staff are examples of protocols being implemented by the resort collection.
Resort nightly rates start at $621 USD per person based on double occupancy. The Mayan Cocktails and other premium beverages, luxury suite accommodations, à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more are included. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, ocean view and a Zen-like setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle and mangroves. All 539 suites are more than 1,100 sq. ft., with balconies and some with private plunge pools. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas, SE Spa is known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around the world and signature seven-step Water Ceremony. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids' Clubs and Teens' Club; and Baby Concierge. The resort offers more than 46,660 square feet of indoor meeting space plus outdoor areas for events. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.