Happy Hour is Served! Our Favorite Cocktails at Now Resorts & Spas!

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere! We believe that vacation should always be celebrated with a drink in hand! At Now Resorts & Spas, guests are able to enjoy a drink (or two) by the pool or beach, or indoors!

Now Resorts & Spas offers five magnificent locations and each offers unique restaurants and bars with countless cocktail creations! Sit back (with a happy hour drink), relax and check out some pictures of our favorite cocktails throughout Now Resorts & Spas!

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The cocktail options are endless at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and all of our Now Resorts & Spas!

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Drink of the Day: Miami Vice

Now Resorts & Spas may not be located in Miami, but our guests can’t get enough of the tropical cocktail, Miami Vice! This drink is the perfect blend of a strawberry daiquiri and a piña colada. To surprise your friends at your next pool party of BBQ, try making this yummy cocktail at home with the below recipe. We guarantee they’ll feel like their in the tropics!

Miami Vice 


5 oz rum
1 can frozen pina colada mix
1 can frozen daiquiri mix
Fresh strawberries
Fresh pineapple

What to do: 

Mix pina colada with 2.5 oz of rum with ice. Set aside. Mix daiquiri with 2.5 oz of rum with ice. Pour pina colada and daiquiri mixture into a tall glass at the same time or if it gets too messy, alternate pouring one then the other. Garnish with fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple and serve!

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Mamajuana: Traditional Drink of the Dominican Republic

As part of the Unlimited-Luxury® experience at Now Larimar Punta Cana guests enjoy endless premium drinks at a variety of bars and lounges.  All of the familiar tropical drinks are served including piña coladas, daiquiri, coco locos and more but we want to introduce you to a drink you probably never heard of, mamajuana  (mama-Ja-wanna). It is a traditional drink of the Dominican Republic.

The drink is a mixture of dark rum, red wine, and honey infused with an assortment of herbs and spices. Many natural flavors are soaked up by letting the alcohol sit in a bottle of tree bark, roots and herbs for at least three days. Recipes vary and sometimes it includes molasses, or cinnamon to give it a unique taste. The longer it sits before serving the more flavors are infused into the drink.  The drink is poured into a glass straining out any leaves or tree bark from getting into it. Mamajuana is typically served as a shot but it can also be enjoyed mixed into a cocktail.  

Wondering where the name came from? The direct translation is ‘Mother Jane’ and the name is originated from the kind of bottle that the drink is prepared in, demijohn (dehm-ee-jon), a large squat bottle with a short narrow neck usually covered in wicker. Demijohn is derived from the French “Dame Jeanne” (Lady Jane In the Spanish-speaking countries, Dame Jeanne was transformed into “Dama Juana” and later, in some places, into “Mama Juana” (mother Jane). 

For guests that want to bring the flavors of the Dominican Republic home, shop at the duty-free stores at the airport. Bottles of the roots and herbs infusing in a liquid are sold and all that needs to be done in order to enjoy the mamajuana is to drain out the liquid, add rum and soak for a few days.  After the rum has been infused with the roots and herbs in the bottle it can be sipped.  Mamajuana is said to be an aphrodisiac so drink with caution! Cheers.

Mamajuana soaking in roots and herbs

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