Discover Your Next Travel Destination Based on Your Go-To Quarantine Drink

Drinking on the reg? Welcome to the club! Everyone seems to be pouring an extra glass or two during quarantine and we don’t blame you. While you’re sipping on your go-to quarantine drink and daydreaming of the day you get to travel again, we have the perfect way to pick your next travel destination based on your drink of choice.

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If you’re drinking red wine…

Head to Tuscany! Amidst the rolling hills and stunning vineyards lies Il Salviatino, a luxury villa that gives you direct access to the area’s wineries, where you can taste bottles and bottles of local reds, with beautiful views and authentic Tuscan cuisine. The hotel even offers an off-road tour through the vineyards of Chianti on a vintage Jeep, where it stops along some of the region’s top wineries for 15 unbelievable wine tastings.

If you’re drinking white wine…

There’s no place that does Sauvignon Blanc like New Zealand does. Head to The Marlborough Lodge, conveniently located in the heart of the country’s wine region and situated on 16 acres of secluded parklands. This convent-turned-luxury lodge offers an array of local wine tour options, from half-day cycling tours to full day group tours to private tastings at the lodge’s Wine Shack led by winemakers. Both small and large wineries alike deserve your attention here.

If you’re drinking margaritas…

Your ideal destination is Cancún, Mexico! JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is the place you need to hunker down, with 150 different margaritas awaiting you right at the lobby bar! The immense menu incorporates an array of flavors, from black mole sauce to beetroot to Serrano chili pepper. Furthermore, the bar also features 150 varieties of tequila, giving you all that your heart (and taste buds) desire. Plus, the hotel is situated in a great location and was named one of the top three resorts in eastern Mexico last in in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.

If you’re drinking bourbon…

 

Sneak away to Northern Georgia (surprising, I know), where you’ll find Barnsley Resort, located on a sprawling 3,000 acres, complete with horseback riding, hiking, a shooting range, a spa, shops, and much more. Partake in the ladies’ Aim High package, where you can enjoy a bourbon tasting flight at the recently renovated Woodlands Grill, which also houses the resort’s own Woodford Reserve Blend. In addition to the tasting, you will receive luxury cottage accommodations and an expert-led clay shooting lesson at their Beretta Shooting Grounds, by High Adventure Company.

If you’re drinking vodka soda…

Make your way to Virginia Beach, home of the historic Cavalier Hotel. In addition to all of its luxurious amenities and striking architecture, the hotel is also the only US hotel that boasts a fully integrated distillery right on site. Dubbed Tarnished Truth, the distilling company offers many different spirits, including their Ava Vodka, made of 100% corn and crafted in a hand-made Vendome copper column still. Distillery tours and flight tastings are widely available, as well as cocktail classes, a tasting room for dinners and special occasions. Next door you can visit The Hunt Room, a prohibition-era bar and tavern, where you can order up a vodka cocktail or two or partake in fun flight pairings by their cozy fireplace.

If you’re drinking Moscow Mules…

 

You need to head over to Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos for a tropical twist on the classic cocktail. At Wymara Resort & Villas lies Pink Bar, a rosé-themed beach bar (who doesn’t like that?) offers guests the Caribbean Mule, a spiced rum-based drink that’s as beautiful as it is tasty. Up your trip a notch by booking one of the resort’s villas, which include an overwater swim platform and direct access to Turtle Tail Beach.

If you’re drinking martinis…

Iceland is the destination for you. Located in the south of the country, Hotel Ranga, a luxurious lodge that is famous for its view of the Northern Lights, offers both classic and innovative martinis at the bar. The Range Espresso Martini is sure to keep you up late at night to witness the elusive aurora borealis, while the Midnight Sun Martini is a more refreshing, fruity option. No matter what time of year you visit, you’re sure to have a magical time, with geo-thermal hot tubs, stargazing at the observatory, horseback riding, spotting waterfalls and even exploring ice caves.

If you’re drinking bubbly…

You wouldn’t think it, but head to Peru’s capital and book a stay at the Country Club Lima Hotel‘s Dom Perignon Suite. Here, as you can imagine, you can partake in all of your wildest champagne dreams come true. In partnership with the esteemed French champagne house, guests staying in the suite will receive one bottle of Dom Pérignon 2009 each night, as well as caviar upon arrival. Also included with the suite is luxury airport pick up transfer, butler service upon request, marble bathrooms with luxe Jacuzzis and many modern amenities. Plus, guests will also be given access to a private wine cellar stocked with specialty Dom Pérignon vintages.

If you’re drinking fruity cocktails…

…then there’s no option other than a tropical island. St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort is known for its stunning view of the Pitons, its unique architecture and gorgeous guest rooms. Dig mangoes? The resort has mango trees right on property, and every June they host a Mango Madness Festival, where guests can participate in dinners, mixology lessons, farm tours and more. They also feature a signature Mango Madness cocktail in honor of the season’s best fruit.

If you’re drinking rum…

 

Veer west of the Caribbean Sea to Guatemala, where you’ll discover some of the world’s finest rums. Casa Palopó, an intimate boutique hotel, overlooks the majestic Lake Atitlan and its volcanoes. Here you can indulge in the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Rosa Palopó, which incorporates the native Zacapa 23 Year Aged Rum, along with hibiscus juice, fresh pureed watermelon and lime.

If you’re drinking rosé…

Provence, France is a no brainer destination. Here you can stay in the 5-star 18th century mansion turned hotel, Château de Berne. Situated amidst 300 acres of vineyards, this hotel not only provides guests with an ultra luxurious stay, but also houses a spa, plenty of activities, gourmet dining, and of course, wine. Its vineyards produce Côtes de Provence rosés (as well as red and white wines), bottling 750,000 bottles a year. Here you can visit both the cellar and bottling facilities, where you can enjoy a vertical tasting session, a tour, and even suggestions from the sommelier at the hotel’s restaurant. And don’t forget to purchase some cases to take home, too!

If you’re drinking Gin & Tonics…

Park City, Utah is the destination for you, whether it’s summer or winter. Make yourself at home at the rustic, yet magnificent Stein Lodge, which houses luxury accomodations, award-winning dining and Utah’s only Forbes five-star spa. At the premises’ restaurants, you can order up a selection of gin-based cocktails, comprised of local Alpine Distilling’s gin, including the Sage 75 and P.C. Last Word. Head off-property to the Alpine Distilling Pie Bar, where you can arrange to distill your own gin, enjoy a slice of pie and enjoy a cocktail or two.

If you’re drinking cider…

Upstate New York is home to countless orchards, perfect for apple picking in the Fall, and hard cider year round. Head to New Paltz, where you can cozy up at The Inn at Kettleboro. The historic inn dates back to 1830 but is equipped with all of the modern amenities. Situated on 12 acres of both apple and peach trees, its proximity to Kettleborough Cider House (less than half a mile), makes it an ideal retreat for cider lovers. Here you can enjoy one of their award-winning ciders, made from apples on their farm, which includes over 20 varieties of apples used specifically for hard cider, as well as more than 20 varieties of your typical dessert apples.

If you’re drinking beer…

The breathtaking Eau Palm Beach may be known for its lavish grounds, top service and renowned spa, but their in-house cicerone (and assistant director of food & beverage), Bryan Long, has made it his mission to give guests the “best brew with a view.” Head to the property’s Breeze Ocean Kitchen, where you can enjoy eight different draft beers, all local to Palm Beach County. The brews change quarterly, but rest assured there’s something for everyone, beer cocktails included. Other restaurants on property have local, national and international beer menus, as well. However, its the hotel’s collaboration with local Copperpoint Brewing Company that’s put them on the map. The resulting Eau Barrel Aged Stout is exclusively available at the hotel and has been aged in a George Dickel barrel for nine months. Don’t worry, you can purchase a bottle or two to take home!

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