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Buzzing with Excitement: JW Marriott San Antonio Celebrates World Paloma Day with a Sustainable Twist



Get ready to raise a glass and toast to the national drink of Mexico on May 22 to celebrate World Paloma Day! The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is celebrating with a sustainable twist on the classic Paloma. 

In collaboration with Desert Door Texas Sotol, the resort is proud to serve the Paloma Preserve, an exclusive cocktail crafted to honor Texas bees. Featuring Desert Door's Pollinator spirit, a unique blend of West Texas-grown sotol and native Texas flora, combined with grapefruit juice, lime, and a touch of sweetness, the refreshing cocktail is topped with soda and served in a signature blue porcelain tumbler, giving guests a taste of Texas in every sip.

Desert Door Texas Sotol’s Pollinator is a sotol spirit made from the West Texas-grown evergreen sotol plant, and is similar in profile to agave-based spirits, tequila and mezcal. Pollinator was created with mesquite, persimmon and honeysuckle, which are native plants pollinated by Texas bee species. 

This partnership is buzzing with a purpose – to save Texas bees. The resort’s culinary team and Culinary Gardener maintain beehives on property to support local pollinators and even harvest honey for culinary and cocktail creations. According to Texas Master Gardeners within Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, development and pesticides have ravaged Texas bees putting not only honey prices at stake, but the pollination of native Texas plants, since bees play a key role in pollinating, and the pollination of around $587 million worth of crops every year in Texas. 

The cocktail, Paloma Preserve, is available on menus across all of the resort’s restaurant and bar outlets: 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon, Crooked Branch, High Velocity, Rivertop, and Replenish.  



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