Mexican traditions and mixology innovation come together in an exciting event you will want to attend. On November 2nd and 3rd, the award-winning Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort will host its first Mexology Fest. This festival promises two full days of fascinating workshops, world-class tastings, and evenings led by internationally renowned mixologists from Mexico and the United States.

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Culinary experience and more

The festival is not just about exquisite cocktails; it offers a complete experience. From admiring the art of tequila with a Master Distiller to participating in unique activities like painting and pairing, where you can create your plant-based inks while enjoying raicilla, the Mexology Fest seamlessly integrates into the beautiful coastal setting of Mexico’s Pacific.

Explore Mexican mixology

If you decide to join the event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to taste Mexico’s most iconic spirits and delve into their rich history and the art of their creation. You’ll also be amazed by getting close to master artisans and mixologists while enjoying your favorite cocktails or delicious non-alcoholic beverages, all accompanied by culinary surprises that delight your palate.

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Sustainability and well-being

The commitment to sustainability and well-being is also reflected in Mexology Fest. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has partnered with Caliwater, the famous beverage brand founded by actors Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena, to offer antioxidant-rich drinks served in various cocktails during the event. Additionally, Tequila Tromba will conduct a distillery workshop with its founder, Master Distiller Marco Cedano, and his son Rodrigo Cedano, Master and Apprentice. Tequila Tromba represents a new revolution in tequila, blending tradition with innovation and an unwavering pursuit of excellence.

The mixology masters

Mexology Fest will feature renowned guest mixologists, each with their unique perspective on mixology:

  • Bad Birdy: Known as “The One Woman Show,” Bad Birdy will lead a workshop on aged barrel cocktails, exploring the intricacies of aging in barrels and blending ages to achieve refined flavors.
  • Saeed “Hawk” House: Hawk will teach you how to prepare your own raicilla, tequila, and mezcal cocktails at home, challenging you to a blind tasting to choose the winning cocktail.
  • Camille Wilson: Hailing from New York, Camille will show you how to make your mocktail, a refreshing way to enjoy cocktails without the hangover.
  • Fátima León: As the General Director and co-founder of Runneght/RTD, Fátima is at the forefront of innovative cocktails and non-alcoholic distilled beverages. Recognized as the “Best Bartender in Mexico” in 2017 and eighth globally, she is a certified bar consultant for brands like Johnnie Walker and Don Julio.
  • Rayo Cocktail Bar: Represented by Miguel Angel Bolaños Rodríguez and Laura Daniela Jardón Ruiz, this bar, inspired by Mexican mythology, was recently included in the list of the 50 Best Bars in North America in 2023. Miguel Angel and Laura Daniela were finalists in the “Diageo World Class” competition in Mexico in 2022.
  • Limantour: A cocktail bar marking liquid trends in Mexico, named one of the 50 Best Bars in the World in 2014, the Best Bar in Latin America in 2015, 2016 & 2017, and the Best Bar in North America in 2022. 
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This inaugural Mexology Fest at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican mixology, culture, and gastronomy, all in an idyllic seaside setting. With the participation of renowned mixologists and exciting activities, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all lovers of fine beverages.

Discover more info about the event HERE.