A little bit of science, a little bit of art, a dose of alcohol and pure style. How would a drink made out of these combination would taste like? How would it feel as flavor caresses your lips? Now, imagine this subtle combination is just wating for you, ready to please you in Riviera Nayarit’s paradise. All of this thanks to Mixology.
But, what Mixology is, what it means? Israel Díaz Pelayo, Riviera Nayarit mixology ambassador and Matlali Hotel’s Eva Mandarina Beach Club manager at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle has the answer. He says: “Mixology is sort of a Ph. D. for bartenders. It requires a profound knowledge about distillate, but it also requires knowledge about wines, beers and coffee.” Israel is one of the biggest exponents of Mixology, because he always goes beyond of a simple mix; Israel creates a harmonic work of art everytime he gets down to business.
Among his wide variety of creations we can find red wine teas and cocktails where he accentuates the typicality of grapes. For instance, Israel says, when I want to prepare something with Chardonnay I try to accentuate the flavor of green apple or pineapple, or sometimes give it a fresh touch with a little peppermint or some other herb.
The passion of this “Bar Chef” has given him not only a deep understanding of the art of cocktail making but also the sensibility to talk and listen to the costumers of the Eva Mandarina Beach Club, turning this place into one of the tourists favorite sites to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, in Riviera Nayarit.
As mixology ambassador of Riviera Nayarit, Israel works hard and closely with restaurants Chefs to make the gastronomical richness of Riviera Nayarit to stand out. That is why this world class destination has become one of the strongest gambles to promote Mexico’s tourism all over ther world.
Going round the majestic Banderas Bay, Riviera Nayarit is a destination of over 320 kilometers of awesome beaches. Eva Mandarina Beach Club and Matlali Hotel are located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a quiet fishing town that will catch your imagination with its tropical beauty.