NewsOctober 11, 2023

The St. Regis Maldives Welcomes Licorería Limantour to Whale Bar for First-Ever Indian Ocean Pop-Up

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, the first-ever St. Regis resort on a private island, announces a two-night residency with Licorería Limantour, Mexico City’s preeminent cocktail haven whose international accolades include Best Bar in North America and No. 4 Best Bar in the World.

On October 21 and October 22, Licorería Limantour’s team of award-winning mixologists led by creative maverick José Luis León Martinez will take over the resort’s dramatic Whale Bar that overlooks a private coral reef in the Indian Ocean. St. Regis guests will be presented with a dazzling array of handcrafted elixirs, each a work of art in its own right and meticulously prepared to tantalize the taste buds. With tropical ingredients sourced from small producers in Oaxaca, the sensorial experience comprises eight libations where each cocktail becomes a canvas, and every sip tells a story.


The Mangostan is a captivating fusion of flavors and textures achieved with an innovative milk washing technique that clarifies and refines a blend of vodka, sake, rosé wine and mangosteen, a Mexican fruit known for its sweet and tangy flavor profile. The Hibiscus combines smoky mezcal, floral hibiscus and zesty lime to capture the harmonious flavors of Mexico. The Margarita Al Pastor, the cocktail that helped establish Limantour as a world-class institution, draws inspiration from Mexico’s ubiquitous taco al pastor dish with pineapple, chili and cilantro.

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“With awe-inspiring sunsets, expertly curated cocktails and small bites to match, the new Licorería Limantour pop-up at Whale Bar will combine the wild elements of Oaxaca with the natural beauty of Dhaalu Atoll for a sensational experience not to be missed,” says Vincent Pauchon, General Manager of The St. Regis Maldives.

The two-night takeover will also offer St. Regis guests behind-the-scenes access to Limantour’s mixology secrets with interactive demonstrations and insights from José Luis León Martinez, an International Bartender of the Year nominee and recipient of the world’s best margarita award by Patrón Tequila. During the exclusive sessions held at Whale Bar, guests will discover the artistry and techniques that have made Limantour an international sensation.

The award-winning Licorería Limantour is credited for igniting Mexico City’s craft cocktail scene over the last decade and has been ascending the ranks of the 50 Best Bars in the World since 2014. This October’s two-night residency marks the first time the establishment has brought its sought-after cocktail experience to the Indian Ocean.

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