Can’t decide between a martini or a massage when trying to relax? No problem! Check out one of these booze-fueled spa retreats with treatments ranging from red wine baths to beer foot soaks.
AIRE Ancient Baths (New York, NY)
AIRE offers a romantic three-hour Wine Bath experience for two, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in Spanish red wine grapes. Enjoy a long soak followed by a massage with grapeseed oil.
Brew & Renew (The Spa at Four Seasons Resort; Vail, CO)
The Spa teamed up with Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (in Edwards, CO) to design a menu of services featuring beer. Services include the Amber Ale Foot Soak and Brew & Renew Massage. Don’t worry – both treatments are served with a cold beer.
Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa (The Plaza, New York)
The forerunners of the “vino movement” in skincare are Mathilde Thomas and her husband Bertrand, whose family owned a vineyard in Bordeaux. Using grape products harvested on their own estate, Mathilde and Bertrand created their own skincare line in 1995 known as ‘Caudalie’ and four years later opened the world’s first vinotherapy hotel. Masseuses at the hotel became known for their unique approach of massaging energy paths along guests’ spines with wine-making rakes.
Caudalie Vinotherapy Spas now exist worldwide including one at the Plaza, New York where guests can receive a variety of wine-based treatments. The most popular of these treatments is the Honey & Wine Wrap in which wine yeast and honey are blended together and slathered all over the body as a means of strengthening the immune system and moisturizing the skin.
Château Élan (Braselton, GA)
This Southern spa offers a Winery Harvest Crush skin treatment, which uses red wine grape seeds to scrub away dead skin and leaves a nourishing oil behind, moisturizing and rebuilding the skin.
The Gin Spa (Glasgow, Scotland)
This newly-opened spa offers a number of relaxing treatments, all of which come with a complimentary cocktail. Some of the higher-end treatments conclude with a gin tasting menu. Owner Paul Reynolds told the Huffington Post they’re “focusing on botanical-inspired products for our treatments. We want… the customer [to experience] gin from the minute they come through the door.” Cheers to that.
Hakali Signature Massage (The Spa at Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico)
Enjoy this super relaxing massage at the luxurious Four Seasons and give your skin a taste of Punta Mita. Using indigenous plants, sage and tequila body lotion, this massage helps remove toxins and re-hydrate the skin. Who knew tequila could actually be beneficial for your skin?