Hotel Offers Cocktail Coaching

Viceroy Riviera Maya teaches guests the art of mixology

The Viceroy Riviera Maya offers cocktail coaching and the chance to hone your skills at its bar.

Travelers headed to Mexico can not only work on their tans but can become mixologists too. Guests can learn to mix mojitos, margaritas and other cocktails at the Artisanal Cocktail Coaching course at the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The hands-on class includes lessons on ingredients, blending techniques, and putting finishing touches on drinks. The course concludes with guests actually working at the beachside resort’s Coral Bar to practice their new skills.

“Artisanal Cocktail Coaching is an experience where our guests learn mixology from the bottom of the glass up,” said general manager Pedro Lara.

Students learn to make the drinks on the hotel’s cocktail menu which includes fruity mojitos like very berry and citric, popsicle margaritas in a range of flavors like ginger, pineapple and cilantro, Micheladas, which are similar to a Bloody Mary, and sparkling drinks like julep, a concoction with aged rum, gin, sour orange and mint leaf and mango basil, a mixture of rum, prosecco, mango nectar, sour orange and basil leaf.

The three-hour course, which includes 90 minutes of working at the Coral Bar, can be arranged at any time. A master mixologist teaches the course, which can have one to four students. The Artisanal Cocktail Coaching is $85 per person and includes alcohol, mixers and other ingredients.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.