Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. Celebrate the USA's National Tequila Day on Friday, July 24th with at-home suggestions from Mexico's Velas Resorts.
The resort collection, with properties in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, shares simple cocktail recipes, free virtual Zoom backgrounds, tips for drinking the spirit and more to help those at home enjoy Mexico's beloved drink. An exclusive experience to Tequila is also offered.
For beverage aficionados, Velas Resorts expert mixologists share recipes for a classic margarita, a Horchata version, and even Hibiscus flavored HERE. For health-conscious tequila drinkers, Grand Velas Los Cabos offers up the recipe for its Wheatgrass Margarita.
Add a twist to your morning coffee with Grand Velas Los Cabos' recipe for a new Tequila Sunrise. Native to Guanajuato, Mexico, the tequila cream used is made with Blanco Tequila, coffee, milk, cinnamon, and anise offering a unique Mexican flavor.
For those planning a virtual fiesta or just want to jazz up a work call, the resort's Zoom backgrounds feature various photos of the spirit in its original form.
Tequila enthusiasts can learn new tricks and tips for enjoying their favorite spirit from spirit expert Vicente Díaz, star mixologist at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort. Highlighted below are just a few recommendations from Díaz for drinking the spirit:
• Use a medium to large glass, such as a champagne flute, instead of a shot glass. The extra space encourages the oxygenation process and helps release the tequila's natural flavors and aroma.
• When going to take the first sip of tequila, first swirl the tequila around in the glass to help the oxygenation process. After the second sip, inhale through the nose, swallow the spirit over your tongue, and exhale. This process softens the tequila's flavor.
• If you are drinking tequila while eating, research what kind of tequila pairs best with certain dishes. Silver tequila pairs well with seafood, salads, or pasta. Reposado tequila, featuring a caramelized flavor, goes well with enchiladas, tacos, and a hot soup or creamy vegetable soup. In the mood for spicy food? Pair your dish with anejo tequila that stands up to the flavor. Ultra-aged tequila is best paired with bitter or bittersweet foods, or milk chocolate. Gold tequila pairs best with sweet flavors or with high-fat cuts.
Travelers with a serious case of wanderlust can plan a tequila-filled trip with Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit's exclusive Private Tequila Journey. Along with a private plane or luxury car to Tequila, located in the northern portion of the state of Jalisco, the experience includes a tasting at Mexico's oldest tequila house; a class to learn traditional and modern tequila making processes, including cutting agave leaves, learning how to cook the plant, and the grinding, processing and distilling methods; lunch among the agave fields; and much more.
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For more information about Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, visit velasresorts.com.