Local resort serves up some Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes

Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare” Velas Resorts serve up some love this Valentine’s Day with new alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails for all to enjoy this winter season. Couples cuddling up in the newly renovated Koi Bar at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoy a fruity and creamy treat with the St. Valentine martini, while lovers enjoying romance elsewhere at the resort can enjoy a fresh and sweet Strawberry & Mint martini or specialty Cranberry Champagne. At sister property Velas Vallarta, the Amor Loco cocktail combines Licor 43, Naranja, Orange Juice, mineral water and Cassis while a nonalcoholic version is served for kids. Red Cloud and Apple Martinis are served at the adults-only Casa Velas, and the Xtabentun Mayan Cocktail at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Stemming from a Mayan legend, it is said that when you drink a cup of Xtabentum, the dizzy drunkenness that follows is the effect of the love and charm that women have on men. For lovebirds unable to visit Velas Resorts for Valentine’s Day, the romantic cocktails can be enjoyed at home with the following recipes.

Xtabentun Mayan Cocktail
1 ½ oz Xtabentun Mayan Liqueur
4 cubes Pineapple
½ cup Club Soda
2 Ice Cubes
1 Orange slice
2 Tbs Lime Juice

Directions: First, pour the lime juice and the Xtabentun Mayan liqueur in a glass with ice. Then, add the pineapple cubes and stir. Finally pour club soda on top and garnish with an orange slice.

St. Valentine Martini
2 oz Coconut cream
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Malibu
2 Lemon Twists

Directions: Mix together coconut cream, vodka and Malibu. Shake generously. Pour into glass with ice and garnish with lemon twists.

Non-Alcoholic Amor Loco
3 oz Mineral Water
3 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Grenadine syrup
1 Strawberry slice

Directions: Mix together mineral water, orange juice and grenadine syrup. Pour into glass with ice and garnish with strawberry slice.

All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information on Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.velasresorts.com.

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