After all that goes into wedding planning—not to mention the festivities themselves—it’s no wonder that newlyweds need to get away. Those choosing to escape to Tulum can expect to unwind on breathtaking beaches and in cool accommodations. They can also expect to drink, everything from local beer to regional tequila and mezcal. Cocktails are an art here: there’s no shortage of rum-infused libations to try. Read on for the bars you should check out and the beverages you should drink there
Batey Mojito & Guarapo BarBatey Mojito & Guarapo Bar, Andromeda Oriente, Tulum, Mexico
As the name would suggest, Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar makes a mean mojito. The menu is replete with different varieties, from the Clasico (lime, mint, lime and house-made sugar cane juice) to the Mayan (fresh chilli, bitter orange, rum and house-made sugar cane juice). Enjoy one or more examples while taking in the live music entertainment, which is usually almost as awesome as the drinks.
Fresco’sFresco's Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Don’t let the emphasis on fresh, organic ingredients fool you…beyond just agua frescas and smoothies, Fresco’s, at The Beach Tulum, serves up some brilliant boozy beverages, like the Paradisiaco (pink peppercorns, rosemary, grapefruit, Campari and tequila blanco) and Hibiscus Passion (hibiscus, passionfruit, black tea, tequila blanco and Triple Sec). Head over for the 2-for-1 happy hour deal: after a day of detoxing, it’s time to retox.
GitanoGitano, Tulum, Mexico
If one or both of you feel that craving for an evening out, head to a night of dinner, dancing and drinks at Gitano. You can on signature mezcal-spiked cocktails, such as the Gypsy Disco (mezcal, anejo rum, lime and house basil grenadine) and the Stardust (mezcal, dark rum, pineapple, papaya and housemade coconut cream), while shaking your groove thing under the light of the twinkling disco ball.
ArcaArca, Tulum, Mexico
We’re massive fans of Arca, and it’s easy to see why. Both the food and drinks are awesome. Consisting of mezcal, hibiscus, chipotle piloncillo syrup and smoked ancho chili rim, the El Solar is a perfect combination of smoky, spicy and sweet. And if you like Moscow Mules, you’ll love the Chacá, a combination of tequila blanco, housemade ginger beer, spices and fresh lime. And that’s only two of the sixteen they list on the menu.
Casa JaguarCasa Jaguar, Tulum, Mexico
Casa Jaguar is all about good vibes and great times. Stop in for the alfresco dining, stay for the jungle-inspired specialty tipples, like the Maria Sandia (mezcal, watermelon, lime and a worm salt rim) and Temazcal (mezcal, tamarind, pineapple and basil) If you happen to be in town, the Thursday night jungle parties are not to be missed–though every night here has its share of wicked beats and carousing patrons.