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Heidi Mitchell
Oct 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

The below-the-radar speakeasy and restaurant, Mulberry Project, set in Manhattan's Little Italy—a favorite haunt of Kristin Cavallari, Adrian Grenier, and Liam Hemsworth—is taking its mixology program from the streets of New York to the fashionista bolthole of Tulum this winter. Starting in December, head mixologist Jasper Soffer (below) will be serving up tequila, mescal, and rum cocktails for visitors to the Mayan Riviera. The Mulberry Project pop-up at La Zebra Tulum hotel will have just six seats at its palapa-style bar, though we're expecting a rather large and stylish crowd to congregate around the mixing station, where guests are encouraged to tell the bartender what sort of cocktail they like, then put fate in his hands.

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Book your winter holiday now, then arrive to the beach resort before sunset to snag a seat at the Mulberry Project pop-up, or order a drink and stroll just steps to the shore. Better yet, bring a book (or a copy of InStyle!) and secure a zen-inducing day-bed on the sand. The pop-up cocktail bar will only be around until March, but once it's closed, you can still make Soffer's favorite drink back home: the Aperol Sunset, made with Aperol, grapefruit juice, lime, and bitters—as refreshing as beachy getaway.

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Cabanas from $168; lazebartulum.com

 

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