Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Beginning this month, Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta goes green with their new Garden-to-Glass interactive culinary experience. Guests can pluck fruit and herbs for their cocktails straight from the adults-only boutique hotel's botanical garden.
Perfect for creative beverage concoctions, the garden features rosemary, lavender, mint, basil, lemongrass, peppermint, epazote (Mexican tea), aloe vera, sage, nopales (cactus pads), thyme, tamarind, jackfruit, mango, guava and more.
The resort's mixologist will use the selected ingredients to make a personalized botanical cocktail to enjoy on the koi pond-dotted terrace. Varieties of fruits, herbs, vegetables and botanicals are also used in the cuisine and spa treatments at Casa Velas.
In case you can't make it to Mexico this spring, the resort's mixologist shares his Jardin Mexicano cocktail to make at home.
JARDIN MEXICANO COCKTAIL
1½ oz White Mezcal
3 T Pineapple, chopped
2 T Fresh Nopal, peeled and chopped
1 T Lemon, Chopped 1/3 of a Lemon
3 sprigs Fresh thyme
2 slices Green Serrano Chile, deseeded and thinly sliced in half circles
½ oz Pineapple Juice
Peel the beet and slice thinly. Place in a glass with the mezcal to infuse. The beet will give the mezcal a special rose color. After 10 minutes, strain the mezcal into the shake. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake and serve.
At Casa Velas, all-inclusive resort rates start at $268 per person per night based on double occupancy. Luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes and gratuities are included in the nightly rate. For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit hotelcasavelas.com.Source: PRWeb