NEW YORK CITY’S MULBERRY PROJECT MIXOLOGISTS BRING THEIR BESPOKE MAGIC TO TULUM WITH A POP-UP AT LA ZEBRA
After a day at the beach, a personalized cocktail experience awaits at the Mulberry Project pop-up at Colibri Boutique Hotels’ beachside La Zebra. Featuring the talents and creativity of the team behind Manhattan’s acclaimed Mulberry Project speakeasy and a focus on tequila, mezcal and rum, the pop-up on the sand offers a twist on cocktail culture. Rather than ordering a pre-set cocktail from a list on a printed menu, guests at Mulberry Project select the liquor base that most appeals and “suggest” ingredients based on a chalkboard listing of market-fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices available that day. The third step is pure magic: guests describe the “type” of cocktail they like — refreshing, sweet, spicy, tropical, bitter, dry, smoky, herbal and more. Then it’s up to the mixologists to handcraft the perfect bespoke drink. Feeling like tequila blanco with a little fruit but not too sweet? Perhaps you’ll get a habanero-infused Ancho Reyes version with watermelon, lime, elderflower and cracked black pepper. Or try a smoky mezcal concoction, since you’re in Mexico after all, with local ingredients like Mexican mole bitters. Mulberry Project avails itself of the best local liquors, adding to that fruit, herbs, bitters and other ingredients that will compose a distinctive libation. Savory, sweet, spicy or not, anything is possible.
Mulberry Project is the creation of Jasper Soffer, founder and co-owner of the original speakeasy located in NYC’s Little Italy. “We don’t believe in boredom,” he notes. “We want to surprise you and please you at the same time. We’ll give you a cocktail you’ve probably never had before, something that fits with the magic that is Tulum. In fact, your second cocktail may be something entirely different,” he adds.
The cocktails are also served at La Zebra’s restaurant, under the direction of Chef Eleazar Bonilla.
About The Mulberry Project Pop-up at La Zebra
The Mulberry Project pop-up at La Zebra is a “rustic chic” bar located behind the hotel, just steps from the beautiful Caribbean Sea. The Mulberry Project is noted for pioneering the bespoke cocktail concept. www.mulberryproject.com. Facebook: mulberryprojectpopup. @mulberryprojectpopup
About Colibri Hotel Collection
Newly inducted into Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Colibri Boutique Hotels collection consists of five properties in Tulum, Mexico (La Zebra, El Pez, Mi Amor, Mezzanine) and Little Corn Island, Nicaragua (Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa). Designed for relaxation, the “Barefoot Chic” collection includes all-adult properties as well as properties suitable for individuals, couples and families. The five hotels are air-conditioned, offer 24-hour electricity and concierge service, and WiFi. Distinctive dining and bar options are featured as well. www.colibriboutiquehotels.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/colibriboutiquehotels/. From the US, dial 1-303-800-1948. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
La Zebra – Set on Tulum’s beautiful beach, “Beach Chic” La Zebra is a fun and casual family-friendly, all-suite resort. La Zebra’s lively Sunday night salsa beach party is a popular event. A pop-up of New York City’s popular artisanal Mulberry Project bar adds a whimsical component to the indulgent 8-course, mixed pairing Chef’s Table experience. From April 12, 2017 through May 28, 2017, acclaimed noma chef, Rene Redzepi, together with sous-chef Rosio Sanchez, create the pop-up Noma Mexico in the jungle at La Zebra. 15 new accommodations will open this year, bringing the total to 29 suites, including a new massage room. A pool and lounge area above the restaurant is also planned. www.lazebratulum.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/lazebratulum