In the food world, there are cooks and there are chefs. In the beverage world, there are bartenders and there are mixologists.
January 24, 2024
Like master cocktail chefs, mixologists develop amazing concoctions from unique or unusual ingredients to present reimagined flavors and experiences. Going beyond bartending, mixology is a craft, and those who practice it take enormous pride in delivering beautiful, thoughtful drinks that are anything but boring.
Often featuring multiple layers and complex flavor profiles, mixology aims to create an experience for the customer. After all, modern cocktails are like small works of art, meant to be savored.
Daniela XYZ, head mixologist and bar program lead at Papaya Playa Project, takes these mantras to heart, dedicating herself to creating a perfect balance between fresh, local ingredients and the endless variety of consumer tastes.
With 4 years in the Riviera Maya and more than ten years of industry experience, Daniela XYZ focuses on creating unique, sustainable cocktails using ingredients found in the region, allowing her to serve drinks that reflect the endless natural flavor diversity of the Yucatan Peninsula. Daniela is dedicated to finding a balance of flavor and variety, creating bespoke cocktails that ignite even the most discerning drinker’s palate.
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