Four Times Diddy’s Ciroc Promotion Was A Little Extra

Diddy Ciroc Promotion

Diddy a.k.a Puff Daddy rakes in some serious dough when it comes to Ciroc Vodka. Quite honestly, if my association with a brand brought in that much money, I’d be extra too. Thankfully though, Diddy has gifted us with some hilarious moments during the times when his promotion for the brand has gone a little left.

That Time He Became A Ciroc Tyrant…

During a club appearance in Atlanta, Georgia years ago, Diddy quite literally threatened to smack the taste (of vodka, I’m assuming) out of a Grey Goose drinker’s mouth for sipping on the competition. I guess you have to appreciate the man’s dedication. I guess…

That Time He Jumped Over A Bull…

Bad Boy Records founder turned vodka slinger turned bull wrangler? Well, not quite. In a video promoting Ciroc, a CGI Diddy swan-dived over a bull. Yes, swan-dived. Quite the elegant swan-dive too. Definitely a quirky, albeit extra way to promote the “perfectly smooth” Ciroc.

That Time Ciroc Time Traveled…

Although I can’t say that Diddy was fully behind this move, I will say that it takes guts to break the rules of space and time to promote your brand. During the premiere of VH1′s CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, bottles of Ciroc were spotted on the wall of a bar, during a scene with Left Eye. Only problem is the scene took place in the 90s, and Ciroc was reportedly introduced to the U.S. market in 2003.

That Time His “Downton Abbey” Spoof Featuring Ciroc Wasn’t Really Funny…

Err…better luck next time? Appearing as “the first black cast member” on “Downton Abbey,” Diddy poured rounds of Ciroc, expressed his love for numerous women, but didn’t really make us laugh [sad face].

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Lushworthy News: Absolut Elyx To Sell Their Copper Pineapples To Benefit Water For People

Absolut Eyx Copper Pineapple

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably spent an absurd amount of time swooning over Absolut Elyx’s copper pineapples. If you follow the brand on Instagram, you’ve likely seen countless pictures of these gorgeous drinking vessels. And for the longest time, it seemed as though they were out of reach from us normal folks.

Well, here comes the good news! Absolut Elyx is now selling their copper pineapples for $84.99 on (You can also purchase both a copper pineapple and a bottle of Absolut Elyx for $119.99) As if this wasn’t already great news, Absolut Elyx will use the proceeds from the sale of the copper pineapples and bottles of Absolut Elyx to benefit Water For People.

According to a press release, “For every Elyx Pineapple sold, access to safe water will be provided for one month. For every bottle of Elyx sold anywhere in the world, they’ll provide access to safe water for one week (140 liters) for someone in need.”

If you’d like to learn more about the partnership between Absolut Elyx and Water For People, be sure to check out the video below.

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Buckhead Atlanta’s Burn Social Club Brings On The Booze & Rat Pack Nostalgia

Burn Social Club 1

If you live in Atlanta, chances are you’ve visited Buckhead’s Andrews Entertainment District at least once. The complex is home to several bars, restaurants, and other nightlife spots, including the newly-opened Burn Social Club. Burn Social Club has dubbed itself “a modern day supper club,” serving craft cocktails and smaller bites like sushi and flat bread pizzas.

With famed, cocktail-slinger Tom McGuire behind the bar, the cocktail menu at Burn Social Club is pretty major. From an Old Fashioned that’s served over smoked ice cubes to a Rum Punch that’s made using clove-vanilla syrup, the cocktail selection at Burn Social Club is not to be played with.

During my visit to Burn, I had the opportunity to sample the “Mary Pickford” and the “Buckhead Bramble.” Sadly, the “Buckhead Bramble,” which was made using vodka, sparkling lime, wine, and Creme de Mure, was on the underwhelming side. It was much sweeter than I thought it would be, and wasn’t very memorable overall. The “Mary Pickford” on the other hand was my kind of drink. Although it boasted only a handful of ingredients, the flavors meshed well together and helped in creating a subtly sweet cocktail banger.

I had a few favorites from the food menu at Burn Social Club. First up was the BBQ Chicken Flat Bread Pizza. I’ll merely describe the pizza as being “off the chain” (that’s a good thing, by the way). Their carrot cake was amazing. I’m not even that big of a carrot cake fan, but I would definitely order that piece of dessert-y goodness again. I wasn’t a fan of the oysters. I’ve had tastier at a more wallet-friendly cost. (A half a dozen West Coast oysters at Burn were $15) Presentation also left a lot to be desired.

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Roundup Some Booze, It’s Time For The Shark Week Drinking Game

Shark Week Drinking Game

With Discovery Channel’s Shark Week extravaganza starting in a matter of hours, I took it upon myself to create my own drinking game inspired by Shark Week. So, grab a few friends, get your hands on a bottle of your favorite booze, and enjoy! And please do remember to drink responsibly. Cheers!

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5 Tips For Surviving The 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

ATL Food Wine

This year will serve as the fourth time I’ve attended the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, so I’ve definitely learned a thing or two over the past few years. And with the 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival kicking off this weekend, it seemed only right to share a handful of tips with you guys.

Don’t Stay Thirsty, My Friend – Whether it’s the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival or some hipster music fest in the middle of nowhere, staying hydrated is always key. There’s plenty of free water at the festival, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be properly hydrated.

Sign Up For Classes/Seminars Ahead Of Time – Not sure if this is an option for everyone, but if you can, be sure to sign up for festival classes/seminars, online. The festival has welcomed bigger and bigger crowds each year, and I’ve noticed that quite a few classes sell out before doors even open for that particular day.

Hey, Bag Lady – This tip is primarily for the ladies. I highly recommend wearing either a cross-body bag or a mini backpack to the festival. Trust me, you’re going to want to have your hands free during the tasting tents. There’s nothing like having to hold two souvenir glasses, a tasting tents map, three GooGoo Clusters, and your Marc Jacobs satchel.

Mixing And A Mingling – The cool thing about the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is that it welcomes people from across the country, and at this point, probably even the globe. Don’t be scurred, try and meet a new friend or two while you’re enjoying the festivities.

Pace Yourself – I was definitely guilty of not pacing myself my first two years at the festival, specifically at the tasting tents. There’s just so many tasty options, and you want to try them all! Just take a breath and relax. The food is not running away and there’s plenty of it for everyone, so please do pace yourself.

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Miami’s Red, The Steakhouse Introduces New Cocktail Menu


With the changing of the seasons, restaurants and bars across the country are introducing a bevy of new drinks to their cocktail menus. Among those providing new, Lushworthy options for their guests is Miami, Florida eatery, Red, The Steakhouse. Located on South Beach, the steakhouse boasts a new cocktail menu that “incorporates fresh and unique ingredients.”

Among the drinks featured on the new cocktail menu at Red, The Steakhouse is the Red “305,” which is made using Bombay Sapphire, fresh agave, orange bitters, strawberries, cucumbers, and is topped off with a Prosecco float. Yeah, I could go for about two of those bad boys right now.

In case you don’t plan on hitting the streets of South Beach anytime soon, you can find full recipes for Red, The Steakhouse’s boozy, new options below. Cheers!

Corzo Pepino


2.0 oz Corzo Silver Tequila
1.0 oz Fresh Agave
Splash of fresh Pineapple juice and Sprite
Muddled Pineapple & Cucumber


Muddle fresh fruit in a martini shaker. Add Corzo Silver Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Sprite and Agave to the same martini shaker. Shake well and pour over ice in a highball glass.

Red “305” (Pictured Above)


1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
1.0 oz Fresh Agave
Splash of Orange Bitters
Fresh Strawberries & Cucumbers
Prosecco Float


Combine Gin, Agave, Bitters and fresh fruit in martini shaker. Shake well and strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with a Prosecco float to finish.

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