May 23, 2024

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Introduces Sustainable Twist on Classic Paloma for World Paloma Day

San Antonio, Texas (May 22, 2024) – As the world prepares to raise a glass in celebration of World Paloma Day on May 22, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is adding a sustainable spin to the classic Mexican cocktail. Collaborating with Desert Door Texas Sotol, the resort proudly presents the Paloma Preserve, an exclusive libation crafted to pay homage to Texas bees while tantalizing taste buds with a refreshing blend of flavors.

At the heart of the Paloma Preserve lies Desert Door’s Pollinator spirit, a unique concoction comprising West Texas-grown sotol and native Texas flora. Infused with grapefruit juice, lime, and a touch of sweetness, this revitalizing cocktail is topped with soda and served in a signature blue porcelain tumbler, offering guests a true taste of Texas with every sip.

Desert Door Texas Sotol’s Pollinator spirit is derived from the evergreen sotol plant native to West Texas. Similar in profile to agave-based spirits like tequila and mezcal, Pollinator is meticulously crafted with mesquite, persimmon, and honeysuckle—plants that are essential to Texas bees’ pollination process.

However, this partnership isn’t merely about crafting cocktails; it’s about making a buzz-worthy impact by supporting Texas bees. The culinary team and Culinary Gardener at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa maintain beehives on the property, fostering a habitat for local pollinators and harvesting honey for culinary and cocktail creations. According to Texas Master Gardeners within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, factors like development and pesticides have posed significant threats to Texas bees, jeopardizing not only honey prices but also the pollination of native Texas plants—an essential process that contributes to approximately $587 million worth of crops annually in Texas.

The Paloma Preserve cocktail will be available across all of the resort’s restaurant and bar outlets, including 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon, Crooked Branch, High Velocity, Rivertop, and Replenish. Guests are invited to indulge in this delectable creation while raising awareness of the crucial role bees play in maintaining the ecosystem’s delicate balance.

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