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Jan 28

Mocktails Accommodate Love Appetites of All Ages at Mexico’s Velas Resorts For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Mocktails Accommodate Love Appetites of All Ages at

Mexico's Velas Resorts For Valentine's Day and Beyond

Mexico's Velas Resorts For Valentine's Day and BeyondPuerto Vallarta, Mexico (January 28, 2016) -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 www.velasresorts.com.

*Recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of each cocktail available upon request.

About Velas Resorts:

Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's "Best Spa", Conde Nast Johansens' "Most Excellent Resort" and "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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