Welcome to Paradise! Our Favorite Drink From Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

When traveling, there’s just nothing that beats the excitement and joy you feel right when you arrive at your destination. The hotel is beautiful, the sun is shining and you know there are days of fun and special moments ahead of you!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we know how exciting this moment is which is why we love celebrating with a signature arrival drink to kick off the fun!


The welcome drink for guests at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Set in a tropical landscape of evergreens, wheat-colored sand and sparkling sea, combining a AAA Four Diamond award designation with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun offers the perfect escape for couples, singles and families!

Our signature welcome drink is a mix of cinnamon & mint infusion! Make one at home and treat yourself all year long! Simply mix the cinnamon and mint infusion with lime juice and a dash of blue curacao and serve chilled in your favorite champagne or wine glass.

Mix up a few cocktails, sit back, relax and spend a moment reminiscing about your visit to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun (or planning your next trip)!

NOSRC Ariel Pool

An aerial view of the pool at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

Make it at Home: Cajun Martini

We like to spice things up at Now Resorts & Spas so in addition to serving traditional Martinis, our bartenders mix up a spicier version, Cajun Martini! This is great drink to make at home and image you are at one of our beach bars taking in the beautiful scenery. Cheers!  

Cajun Martini Recipe

(Makes two drinks)


  • 4 oz. Absolut Peppar Vodka
  • 4 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 5 oz. Tomato Juice
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice from one lime  
  • 2 drops Tabasco Sauce

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well, strain out ice and pour in a Martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime, two olives and one slice of jalapeño. Serve and enjoy!


Make it at Home: Banana Mama

Who doesn’t love a swim up bar? Here at Now Jade Riviera Cancun, our Preferred Club guests can’t get enough of the The Reef swim-up bar in the Preferred Club pool. However, if you’re not visiting us soon, you may want to create your own the swim up bar experience by whipping up a batch of our famous Banana Mamas at home.

Here’s the recipe to get you started:

Banana Mama

In a blender combine:

  • Ice
  •  A splash of grenadine
  • 2 ounces of rum
  • 2 ounces of pina colada mix
  • 1 ounce of pineapple juice
  • Half a banana

Blend until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass and garnish with a slice of banana and a maraschino cherry. Yum!

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Learn to Make a Riviera Maya

Did you know that at Now Resorts & Spas we have a drink named after the area which our resorts, Now Jade Riviera Cancun & Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, call home? It’s called the Riviera Maya.

In this post, we’re going to teach you how to make this yummy cocktail so you can enjoy it even when you’re not visiting us!

Riviera Maya Recipe

1oz Melon Liqueur
4oz Orange Juice
1 ½ oz rum
1 oz strawberry nectar/juice

Mix together the rum and strawberry nectar in a separate glass/jug.  Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the melon liqueur over the ice cubes.  Once the melon liqueur has reached the bottom of the glass, gently pour in the orange juice so that it stays on top of the melon liqueur. Once this has settled on top, carefully pour in the strawberry/rum mix so that this floats on top.  Garnish with a slice of orange!

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Make it at Home: Dominican Coco Loco

Live in the now when staying at Now Larimar Punta Cana and enjoy a drink that is a favorite among the Dominican Republic locals, Coco Loco. This is a favorite because it features fresh cream of coconut and pineapple juice which are both native to the region.  It is a refreshing cocktail to enjoy while soaking up the sun. 

Don’t wait until your visit to Now Larimar, make it at home with our recipe.  

Dominican Coco Loco 


  • 2 oz light rum
  • ½ oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp grenadine syrup
  • ½ cups pineapple juice
  • 1 oz of milk

Combine ingredients in a blender with ½ cup of ice.  Blend until smooth and serve in a chilled glass or drink it directly out of a hollowed coconut.  Enjoy!

Dominican Coco Locos served in green coconuts