Valencia Group Hotels Welcome Summer with Pop-Tail Program

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Property Mixologists Combine Premium Spirits and Popsicles for a Sensational Seasonal Treat

Poptails at Lone Star Court, Austin, TX

"We hope to bring out the inner kid in our guests this summer with our new pop-tail menus, which offers a spirited spin on a childhood favorite," says Amy Trench, Corporate Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Summer just got sweeter at Valencia Group hotels. The acclaimed portfolio of properties, including Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX, Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX, Lone Star Court in Austin, TX and Cavalry Court in College Station, TX are rolling out this year’s pop-tail program with patio and poolside parties around the country. Each hotel has put their own special twist on a seasonal menu of treats that combine premium spirits and popsicles.

According to Amy Trench, Valencia Group’s Corporate Director of Marketing & Public Relations, “We hope to bring out the inner kid in our guests this summer with our new pop-tail menus, which offer a spirited spin on a childhood favorite. Our hotels are kicking off summer by hosting free and festive ‘Party with a Poptail’ launch parties in all of our destinations.”

Each of the Valencia Group hotels are also offering overnight packages featuring delicious accommodations alongside a pop-tail welcome to enjoy patio or poolside. Planning a summer break in any of the exceptional locations is a fun and unique way to indulge in the ultimate adult confection. For more information about these special offers, click here.

Bring the party home with these Valencia Group pop-tail recipes.

Strawberry Lychee – courtesy of Hotel Valencia Santana Row

  •     1.25 oz. Skyy vodka
  •     1.25 oz. lychee juice
  •     Shake vigorously and strain into glass
  •     Add strawberry popsicle and garnish with lychee

Cherry Freeze – courtesy of Lone Star Court

  •     1.25 oz. vodka
  •     0.5 oz. lime juice
  •     0.5 oz. simple syrup
  •     0.25 oz. grenadine
  •     Shake and strain into low ball glass
  •     Top with Sprite and add cherry popsicle

Cavalry Cold Mule – courtesy of Cavalry Court

  •     1.5 oz. Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka
  •     1.5 oz. ginger beer
  •     Mix ingredients in shaker, pour into glass and garnish with lime and fresh fruit lime popsicle

Popsicle Recipe

  •     1 cup of fresh lime juice
  •     2 tbs. Agave nectar
  •     0.5 cup simple syrup
  •     Place thinly sliced lime wheel in popsicle mold, fill with lime popsicle mixture and freeze

Watermelon Mint Margarita – courtesy of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

  •     1.5 oz. silver tequila
  •     1 fresh squeezed lime
  •     2 oz. agave mix (premix 0.5 cup hot water and 0.5 cup agave nectar )
  •     Shake ingredients in container, pour into glass and add watermelon popsicle

Popsicle Recipe

  •     Half a fresh watermelon
  •     20 mint leaves
  •     Puree watermelon and mint leaves
  •     Strain juice through a fine strainer, fill popsicle molds three quarters full and freeze

Cosmologic– courtesy of Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

  •     2 oz. citrus vodka
  •     0.25 oz. lime juice
  •     0.25 oz. Triple Sec
  •     0.5 oz. cranberry juice
  •     Mix in shaker, pour in martini glass, add popsicle and garnish with lemon peel

Popsicle Recipe

  •     2.25 oz. cranberry juice
  •     0 .25 oz. orange juice
  •     0.5 oz. lime juice
  •     Pour in popsicle mold and freeze overnight

About Valencia Group
Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway. The court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX and Midway and Valencia Group’s Cavalry Court in College Station, TX. New openings in 2017 will include: Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Midway’s Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. For more information, please visit http://www.valenciagroup.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Popsicle photos at this link.

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