Valencia Group hotels Shake Up Some fun for National Gin Day

SAN ANTONIO, TX – October 20, 2014 – Valencia Group boutique hotels in Texas, California and Missouri are celebrating National Gin Day with featured cocktails and special promotions in their acclaimed bars on Friday, November 7.  Indulge in sophisticated sips that are crafted and stirred to perfection by top mixologists or try your hand at shaking one up at home with the following recipes:

Blackberry Bramble, Vbar – Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX

1 oz. Ford Gin

2 oz. blackberry liqueur

½ fresh squeezed lemon

1 sugar cube

Shake and pour over ice


The Vintage, Water Trough at Lone Star Court in Austin, TX

2 ounces Waterloo Antique Gin

¾ ounce Vermont grade B maple syrup

2 dashes baked apple bitters

Shake gin and syrup and pour over ice; add two dashes of bitters, stir and garnish with orange rind 


Mulberry Mash, Monnalisa – Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

1 ½ oz. Nolet’s Gin

1 oz. muddled mulberry

½ oz. Creme De Violette

½ oz. simple syrup

½ fresh squeezed lime

Shake and pour over ice; top with prosecco float


Help is on the Way, Bar Rosso – Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO

2 oz. Nolet’s Gin

½ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. spiced cordial

2 dashes orange bitters

5 fresh basil leaves

Shake, double strain and serve up with basil leaf garnish


Juniper Blossom, Vbar – Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA

1 ¼ oz. Tanqueray Gin

2 muddled blackberries

2 muddled raspberries

Splash of lemon lime soda

¼ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

¼ oz. simple syrup

Shake and serve in a tall glass over ice; add ¼ ounce Grand Marnier Titanium float

Learn more about Valencia Group hotels  and our National Gin Day celebration.

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 are the trademarks of Valencia Group properties, which have earned both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings.  Valencia Group 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.  Signature properties include:  Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  Valencia Group’s newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court.  The recently opened flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX.  All have become destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their location within the cultural heart of a city.  For more information, please visit


CONTACT: Amy Trench, Valencia Group  210.218.4018