ResourcesPress ClippingsView All Press ReleasesFact SheetsMultimedia Gallery Get Social Facebook YouTube Twitter Flickr Google Plus Destination Blog Event Calendar Pinterest SubscribePress Releases RSS Destination Blog RSS Press ContactsMegan Sterritt KWE Partners 1581 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1103 | Miami, FL 33129 t. 786 247 4812 | firstname.lastname@example.org Home > Press Room Organic Botanical Garden Casa Velas Herbal Cocktails From On-Site Organic Botanical Garden Offered at Casa Velas Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (April 11, 2014) -- Puerto Vallarta's luxury boutique hotel, Casa Velas, now serves fresh cocktails using herbs and flowers from the property's on-site organic botanical garden, which is home to dozens of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Using everything from home-grown mint for Mojitos, to Cilantro for Margaritas and even Hibiscus flowers to make Martinis, herbal cocktails at Casa Velas are fresh and popular treats for hotel guests that are part of the all-inclusive rate. Herbs from the botanical garden including clove, mint, aloe vera, spearmint, and basil leaves are also used in spa treatments, while the kitchen often uses home-grown albacar, thyme, mint, lemon and cactus in its fresh culinary creations. Nightly rates all-inclusive rates include spacious suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet dining, 24-hour in-suite service, in-suite snack minibar, roundtrip VIP airport transportation, all taxes and gratuities and more. Cilantro Margarita INGREDIENTS · 1.5 oz Tequila · 1 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau · 3 oz Lime or Lemon Zest · Salt · Small Bunch of Cilantro from Garden PREPARATION Place three to four ice cubes in a cocktail shaker along with two parts tequila, one part Triple Sec, one part lime zest and the cilantro. Shake until frosty. Place the cilantro in a cocktail glass rimmed with lime and salt until half full. Top with the margarita mixture and decorate with a slice of lime and a short straw. *Rim the glass with salt, pour salt on a flat plate, cover the edge of the glass with lime and place it in the salt. Lemon Refresher INGREDIENTS · 1/2 oz Lemon Juice from Garden · 1/2 oz Mineral Water · 2 oz Midori · 10 Ice Cubes · Sugar or Other Sweetener PREPARATION Blend all of the ingredients until they become like sorbet. Serve in a fluted glass with a slice of lemon. Casa Velas, located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course in Puerto Vallarta, offers guests a serene and exclusive setting, with the look and feel of a private hacienda. Its 80 suites are decorated in traditional Mexican colors and furnishings, as well as goose-down comforters and L´Occitane amenities. Each suite boasts a private terrace with plunge pool or in-suite Jacuzzi and original artwork by Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. Casa Velas Spa offers a wide array of services and treatments, including a hydrotherapy areas for men and women. Emiliano, the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, serves gourmet Mexican and international cuisine and the latest innovation, street food from all regions of Mexico as well as a gluten-free menu for guests with restricted diets. Guests staying at Casa Velas can now dine at any of three gourmet AAA Four-Diamond restaurants, Italian, traditional Mexican or French, at Casa Velas' nearby sister resort, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Casa Velas was recently named the 8th best hotel in the world on Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select™, won a Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Award and was ranked the #1 Hotel on the Beach and #1 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta in TripAdvisor 2013.