Make Mine Neat: 150 Ways to Enjoy Tequila at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
If there’s a perfect pairing to a vacation in the sun, it’s a frosty Margarita, the perennially popular salt-rimmed cocktail that lusciously combines orange liqueur and freshly squeezed lime juice with Mexico’s beloved national beverage, tequila.
Whether shaken in a cocktail, shot down with lime and salt in the popular fashion or sipped neat as the locals do, the fiery taste of tequila is synonymous with Mexican culture.
First produced commercially in colonial times, the secrets of the native blue agave plant were well known to the Aztecs long before the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. The red volcanic soil in Mexico’s Jalisco state - Four Seasons is situated on its coastal edge – is ideal for growing the Agave tequilana, whose juice is fermented to create both tequila and its cousin mezcal. Today, the most famous distilleries are still producing the world’s best tequilas in the region around Guadalajara, just 45 minutes by air from Puerto Vallarta.
For the true aficionado, the opportunity to experience tequila where it was born and continues to thrive is the Ultmate Tequila Tour, exclusively offered to
Back at the Resort, tequila lovers will find that this “gift of the gods” is so much a part of local culture that it even turns up in treatments at the Apuane Spa. The Punta Mita Mani and Pedi are fun favourites featuring a Margarita softening scrub, and for the serious spa goer, the signature Punta Mita Tequila Stone Ritual using tequila, indigenous sage oil and traditional Huichol healing techniques.
New: Take Home Your Own Personal Taste of Mexico
"The best tequila is the one you blend" is presented to the guest as a truly unique souvenir of their stay. Custom tequila blends can also be prepared and private labeled for groups, meetings, weddings and special events.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, México