With their Red Star Access tour featuring rappers Kanye West, Pusha T, and CyHi The Prynce plus their latest collab with New Era, Heineken is really becoming the cool kid in town when it comes to the world of booze. Usually the worlds of beer and fashion don’t mesh too well, but Heineken and New Era have pulled off it off with their “The Blackout” cap. The cap flaunts a clean “black on black” look and features the Heineken seal. I have to admit that I’m a little surprised that Heineken didn’t incorporate their signature Red Star anywhere on the cap. I’m impressed with the cap, but what really sold me is the amazing case it comes in. I have to give Heineken their props for getting all chic on us.
Reality star Kristin Cavallari hit the runway in true lush fashion as she modeled a bikini inspired by Skyy Vodka at Diesel and Skyy Vodka’s Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Swim event. The swanky event took place at Miami’s Raleigh Hotel and the Skyy Vodka specialty cocktails were of course flowing. And as part of the runway show Diesel gave a sneak peak at their upcoming Cruise 2012 collection. It’s kind of hard to to tell, but Cavallari is actually wearing what might just be the world’s first glass bikini. Yes, you read that right…a bikini made of glass, inspired by Skyy Vodka’s iconic blue bottle. If that’s not Lushworthy then I don’t know what else is.
Every now and then you come across a drink recipe that you just know is gonna be amazing. Take for instance the extremely easy to make “Whippet.” Created by the makers of Whynatte the “Whippet” is so good that it’s said to cause pure madness in those who drink it. Now I’m not sure about all that, but it does sound quite tasty. I wasn’t able to find a “Whippet” recipe online, but I do know that you just combine Whynatte and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka. I’m just unsure of the exact amounts so feel free to add however much you like (just don’t get too carried away folks).
1-part Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
Combine both Whynatte and Pinnacle Whipped Vodka in a small glass, mix, and ice (optional).
First off, Pharrell gets all his “lush points” taken away for stating that he’s “not much of a drinker” while at the same time promoting a brand new liquor. I find that a little odd, but maybe that’s just me. Anywho, Pharrell celebrated the launch of Qream Liqueur (a partnership with Diageo) in Beverly Hills last night and to be honest it sounds like he’s got himself a nice little product. The line will consist of strawberry cream and peach cream flavors and will retail for about $29.99 per bottle.
It’s Friday! Which means we’re that much closer to the weekend! Which means it’s almost time to make those Sunday brunch plans! You guys can keep it real with me I know that you’re probably looking forward to a decadent omelette or some mouth-watering pancakes, but we all know that when it comes to brunch the bottomless mimosas are truly the best part. And since I’m always hear to help I’ve compiled a list of some of the best brunch spots in Atlanta that are serving up bottomless mimosas. You can thank me later…
P’cheen – At only $10 P’cheen without a doubt has one of the most wallet friendly, bottomless mimosas specials around town. And trust me don’t let that measly $10 fool you, their mimosas are still quite potent.
Cafe Circa – I’ve yet to check out Cafe Circa, but I’ve heard that their brunch is amazing. I actually called them to see how much their bottomless mimosas are and was told they don’t serve them. But I’m about 90 percent sure this was just case of talking to someone who has no idea what they’re talking about. Because their Facebook page says they do. If so expect, to pay about $12 or $14 for the bottomless mimosas.
Marlow’s Tavern – If you’d like to venture outside of your typical brunch at a chic restaurant/lounge then you may want to try out Marlow’s Tavern on West Peachtree Street. Not only do they have bottomless mimosas for $15, but they also have a Sunday brunch buffet for only $15.99.
The Republic Social House – Once this Atlanta weather takes a break from being sweltering hot check out the patio area at The Republic Social House and enjoy their bottomless mimosas. Bottomless mimosas are $18.99 and include one brunch item.
I’m a big fan of sangria. I mean who isn’t? But I’ve found that your standard sangria recipes have become a little boring. Fortunately for all you sangria lovers out there I came across some very unique and hopefully delicious sangria recipes thanks to Gekkeikan Sake. Sake? Plum wine? And fresh fruit? Sounds like you’ve found the ideal recipe for your next summer shindig.
Peach And Plum Sake Sangria
28 oz Gekkikan Sake
14 oz Kobai Plum Wine
2 Fresh Peaches, sliced
2 Fresh Plums, sliced
2 oz Soda Water
Muddle the fruit, add the sake and plum wine and let infuse. Add ice and stir well. Top with soda water.
Summer Sake Sangria
24 oz Gekkeikan Sake
12 oz Gekkeikan Plum Wine
¾ cup fresh watermelon, cubed
1¼ cups fresh honeydew melon, cubed
Muddle ½ cup watermelon with 1 cup honeydew melon. Add the sake and plum wine and let infuse. Add the remainder of the melon, ice and stir well. Top with ginger ale.
You don’t have to be French to bask in the glory that is Bastille Day. If you’re in the celebratory mood crack open a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and party like it’s 1789. Oh, and if you feel that you need a little more info on what exactly Bastille Day is before you pop open that bottle of champagne head on over to its Wiki page for a detailed description of the holiday. Ah, nothing like a little enlightenment and bubbly.
And be sure to check out Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, it’s described as being quite the ideal champagne when it comes to celebrating.
You can’t help but love events that consist of both free drinks and good music. If you’re in New York City or the surrounding areas tonight (July 14) be sure to check out Vault Harlem for a free open bar event that will feature tunes from DJ ehT Mills as well as performances from Dremur, Julian Stephen, and Beano. An open bar will be provided courtesy of Budweiser and Nude Vodka, but be sure to get there early because drinks will be provided “while supplies last.” Check out the flyer below for more info.
In honor of the closing of the epic “Harry Potter” series of movies this weekend (sniff, sniff…wipes tear) I decided to search the net for a Harry Potter-based recipe. I didn’t really find any cocktail recipes, but what I found was even better. I found the recipe for butterbeer! And if you’ve seen the “Harry Potter” movies and/or read the books you know Potter and his friends were pretty big fans of the drink. The recipe I found is of course non-alcoholic, but if you want to spice it up a bit feel free to throw in a little rum. I know I will.
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda
In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
Recipe found on HuffingtonPost.
While browsing through Twitter I came across this sneak peak of the special edition Belvedere Vodka Red. It’s expected to be released some time in September and from the looks of the picture it’ll be the latest product to be added to the (RED) campaign. For those of you who aren’t familiar with (RED) their campaign uses various products to raise “awareness around HIV/AIDS and [emphasize] the need for consumers to unite in support of programs to curb the AIDS epidemic.” 50 percent of the proceeds from Belvedere Vodka Red will go directly to the global fund.