Celebrate the Style of the Roaring Twenties at La Botica Speakeasy
The roaring twenties are making a comeback in style at Los Cabos’ most elegant resort. For years the pinnacle of service and hospitality, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, did not need to change anything. Never one to rest on their laurels though, this award-winning hotel continues to lead the competition in guest experience.
La Botica, which translates to apothecary or pharmacy, is a hidden gem. Completely soundproof, one might walk by and not even know it is there and certainly would not know the fun being had inside! It is designed as an homage to prohibition era fronts for people to consume alcohol and socialize. A secret code is needed to enter through a hidden door and discover another place, another time. The bar at first glance are shelves lined with jars of spices, tinctures, herbs, dehydrated fruit and other innocuous items. When the coast is clear the shelves slide back to reveal the contraband drinks. La Botica stays true to the apothecary theme with expertly prepared curative cocktails using infusions, herbs, smoke, and rare ingredients not found in most bars. For example they have a bottle of Sotol, a rare cousin of Tequila and Mezcal with a rattlesnake inside whose venom add a hint of sweetness and medicinal benefits.
While there are also many traditional drinks and spirits for the less adventurous, try their unique cocktails such as the Bee’s Wax Old Fashioned made with Bee’s wax infused Johnnie Walker Double Black Whisky, honey, Angostura bitters and Peychaud bitters, stirred, for a smokey and velvety drink.
The decor is stunning in every little detail from the menu to the checkbook, magnificently appointed tile floors, various lights, lamps and colors all in the art deco design of the era. Rosalia de Cuba and her band, local legends is Los Cabos, entertain with Afro Cuban Jazz common in a 20s speak easy, various latin rhythms, American classics and more. As the elixirs flow and music courses through patrons the dance floor opens up for a boisterous evening, unbeknownst to other hotel guests.
The first of its kind in the Baja, La Botica offers a truly unique experience for guests and other visitors looking for a good time, a night cap, a change of scenery and live music at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort.