Now if this blog started some time last year and not two weeks ago, I would without a doubt be at “Tales Of The Cocktail”in New Orleans right now. For those of you unfamiliar with the event “Tales Of The Cocktail” is a five day long event that strives “to be instrumental in advancing the craft of the cocktail through education, networking and promotion.” And this is done through various seminars, competitions, tastings, etc.
One of the events that took place at “Tales Of The Cocktail” was Campari’s “World’s Largest Negroni” event. The event featured a ginormous 30-gallon Negroni cocktail which was served to attendee’s by a bevy of gentlemen sporting handlebar moustaches. I sure hope the folks at Guinness were contacted because this is without a doubt the biggest cocktail I’ve ever seen. Check out pics from the event as well as a recipe for the Negroni cocktail below.
The Negroni Cocktail
1 oz. (30ml) Beefeater 24 London Dry Gin
1 oz. (30ml) Campari
1 oz. (30ml) Martini Rosso
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice then stir and serve. Garnish with a slice of orange.
To say that the New York City launch party for Pharrell Williams’ Qream Liqueur was “star-studded” would be an understatement. When Jay-Z and Russell Simmons are in the building you’ve clearly surpassed “star-studded.” The event took place last night (July 20) at the New York Public Library and others in attendance included rapper/producer Swizz Beatz, supermodel Selita Ebanks, DJ Khaled, former A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip, and much more. So Qream, how about that Atlanta launch party? We’re cool too ya know.
Reality star Kristin Cavallari hit the runway in true lush fashion as she modeled a bikini inspired bySkyy 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.
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.
Last Friday, the good folks of Atlanta were treated to some G.O.O.D. Music, good food, and of course good beer as part of the Heineken Red Star Access/G.O.O.D. Music show. It all went down at Echelon 3000 in Stone Mountain and featured performances from both CyHi The Prynce and Pusha T. Unfortunately, I missed out on the show (I’m still upset about that) but I was able to find a few cool pics from the event over at Freshness Mag.
Free drinks? Live music? Art on art on art? That’s exactly what you can expect when the Gentleman Jack sponsored Arts Beats + Lyrics event returns to Atlanta on Friday, July 29th. The event is absolutely free and all you have to do is RSVP to attend. It’s as simple as that. I’ve yet to check out Art Beats + Lyrics, but from what I’ve heard it’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss. Oh, and I did mention free Gentleman Jack cocktails right?