Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (December 16, 2021) - Guests staying at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit can now enjoy a new insuite DIY Mezcal Cocktail Kit, available exclusively in the new Grand Terrace Suites. The kit includes Velas' own Olvídame Si Puedes mezcal, a drink recipe, Tajin rimmed glasses and accompaniments like guava candy, slices of orange and dark chocolate. Created exclusively for Velas Resorts by a master mezcalero, Olvídame Si Puedes (Forget Me If You Can) is a white crystalline mezcal, made with 100% espadin agave. After maturing for more than six years in the central valleys of Oaxaca, the agave is harvested and distilled twice in a copper alembic still before revealing aromas of humid earth and agave and notes of smoke, herbs and cooked agave. In the Grand Terrace Suites, the mezcal welcome amenity is a new way to enjoy one of the most ancestral beverages in the country. Guests can either sip the mezcal and enjoy a bite or make their own Hibiscus Mezcaltini. For anyone who is unable to travel, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit shares the recipe and directions on how to make the specialty drink at home.
1.5 oz mezcal
4 oz hibiscus tea (recipe below)
dash lime juice
½ c ice
2 qt water
1 c sugar (depending on sweetness preference)
1 c dried hibiscus flowers
Make hibiscus tea by combining Hibiscus powder (available on Amazon) and water, or make it fresh by boiling water with sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat until boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in the dried hibiscus flowers then cover and let seep for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the used hibiscus flowers. Store in the refrigerator to chill until ready to make the drink.
Combine mezcaltini ingredients in the shaker. Shake and serve.
Ideal for couples, the new Grand Terrace Suites offer guests a haven of serenity and romance. The 1768 sq ft suites are two floors, with the crown jewel being the rooftop private terrace. Offering unmatched privacy and ocean views, the rooftop terrace includes a hydromassage tub, chaise lounge, massage bed and a dining table for two. Accommodations in a Grand Terrace Suite include a 50-minute Serenity or Aromatherapy Massage per adult per stay, 15% savings on romantic dinners on the private terrace and 24-hour Personal Concierge service.
Grand Terrace Suite rates start at $693 per person per night in double occupancy. Rate includes luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information about Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit or to make a reservation, please visit https://vallarta.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The resort features 267 ocean-view suites, inclusive of 12 Wellness Suites, some with private plunge pools. Of the resort's six restaurants, four, serving French, Italian, Asian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. With treatments inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature Water Journey, SE Spa has been included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas. Other features include an oversized pool, fitness center, 24/7 in-suite service, water sports, tennis, Baby Concierge, Kids' Club, and state-of-the-art Teens' Club. The all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Nayarit features more than 15,064 square feet of indoor meeting facilities. 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.