Sustainable Sips

One of our favorite hotels, Hotel Valencia in San Antonio, shared this delicious and sustainable cocktail recipe with us, so we’re sharing it with you in honor of Earth Day 2015!

Hotel Valencia San Antonio

Around the globe, companies and individuals are going green in an effort to protect and sustain natural resources.  As Earth Day 2015 approaches, Valencia Group reflects on a year where numerous efforts have been undertaken to align its award winning properties, including Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella in Houston, TX,  Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, and Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, with the hospitality company’s sensitivity to the environment.


Throughout April, Valencia Group hotels invite guests to toast its food and beverage program’s focus on locally sourced ingredients with a special menu of Sustainable Sips cocktail offerings, which utilize gins, vodkas, and whiskeys that have no additives and integrate organic botanicals such as thyme, rosemary, lavender and sage.  The Spanish Rose will be showcased company-wide including Vbar (our favorite), Monnalisa, Bar Rosso, and Water Trough.

The core of the Spanish Rose is Cap Rock Gin, made with certified organic fruit and cut back with naturally pure, soft water from the CapRock formation at 10,500 feet on Grand Mesa, 20 miles from Peak Spirits Farm Distillery in Hotchkiss, CO.

Toast to Earth Day and make one at home with the following recipe or head on over to one of the Valencia Group Hotels if you’re lucky enough to be in a city with one!

The Spanish Rose

Spanish Rose

  • 1 ½ oz Cap Rock Gin
  • ¾ oz Licor 43
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz Rosemary Syrup (or muddled rosemary) ½ oz Pomegranate juice

Shake and strain over ice in a wine glass, top with pom juice and garnish with half of a rosemary sprig.


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