So of course I come across this fantastic half-off offer after I had dinner at one of Concentrics Restaurants, Lobby to be exact. But I’m sure I’ll be using their Summer Swag offer in the near future and I felt the need to share with the masses since I found out about it so late. All you have to do is either print out the coupon or show them the offer on your phone and you’ll get 50 percent off your meal (up to $25). Each restaurant has their own stipulations so make sure you read the small print. For instance, a lot of the coupons aren’t valid on Saturday’s.
I have a new found respect for gin after attending the Atlanta launch of OXLEY Gin earlier this week. The event took place at the newly-opened Midtown lounge Vanquish and featured an interesting mix of media, liquor distributors, and others. At the launch three specialty OXLEY Gin cocktails were served including the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force), Oxley Citruszing, and Oxley 75. I absolutely fell in love with the Oxley 75 hence my new found respect for gin in general. I’ve included the recipe for this particular drink below and I’m telling you after you try it you’ll have a new appreciation for gin as well.
What makes OXLEY Gin quite unique compared to other gins is the fact that they use an innovative cold distillation process which ensures that their gin retains its flavorful, classic gin taste. I personally haven’t come across anyone who’s a fan of gin, but I feel that with the launch of unique liquors like OXLEY Gin that’s likely to change soon. A bottle of OXLEY Gin will retail for about $50.
1 oz. Oxley Gin
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. LaMarca Prosecco
Combine ingredients in mixer with ice. Strain and pour into champagne flute.
While at Moet’s Rose Lounge over the weekend I was able to get in a quick interview with the host of the evening, singer Keri Hilson. In our mini-interview the singer dished on everything from her favorite cocktail to Atlanta fans being hard to please (we’ve really got to work on that folks).
First off, how does it feel to be one of a few artists chosen to represent the Rose Lounge?
Umm, it feels great. I didn’t know that actually. It feels good. It’s a really classy brand. I love everything about it. It’s just the association feels right.
When you’re going out with your girls what’s your ideal cocktail of choice?
Hmm, probably mojito. Anything sweet.
Being from Atlanta and being a fan of music what’s your thoughts on Outkast releasing an album, Goodie Mob releasing an album?
Oh my gosh, yes! All that is lovely. Very welcomed in my world. I was a huge Goodie Mob fan, huge Outkast fan. Forever I love Atlanta and all things Atlanta.
Lastly, what’s been the high point of your tour so far?
The high point of my tour I wanna say coming home, but we got rained out like crazy. It was like monsoon like. And on top of that Atlanta’s a really tough crowd always. Not just for me, but a lot of artists complain about Atlanta doesn’t give a lot of love and it’s definitely true.
Were you feeling the love tonight?
Atlanta, they’re a very hard to please type of crowd. They were true to that for the most part. Only because I watch everybody else’s shows and you see a difference. It’s a huge difference when we’re in once city and when we’re in Atlanta…But it’s still good to be home. I saw my people in the crowd and I’m home.
Created by trendy furniture company Urbancase, the Emergency Cocktail Station is a pretty nifty shelf made in the shape of a first aid kit. But instead of band-aids and Neosporin you’ll find something way more useful in the Emergency Cocktail Station and that is everything you need to make your favorite drink. The shelf comes with storage for liquor, glassware, and various bartending tools. But be prepared to dish out some serious dough for the Emergency Cocktail Station, its current price is $850.
This Friday, August 5th Atlanta boutique Coposhi will host a sexy swimsuit fashion show that will include looks from the always fashion-forward Diesel as part of their monthly “First Friday” event. Sponsored by Skyy Vodka, you can guarantee that the drinks are sure to be flowing at “First Friday.” The event will take place at Coposhi’s Buckhead location from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to RSVP to “First Friday.”
Calling all professional and stay-at-home mixologists, how does traveling the country promoting the joys of rum sound? If you aren’t quite sold yet, what if an extra $50,000 was throw into the mix? Well, Tommy Bahama is offering just that as part of their search for the first ever Tommy Bahama Rumologist. As part of the competition Tommy Bahama is offering an absolutely amazing prize package which includes $50,000, a Tommy Bahama wardrobe, the title of Tommy Bahama’s chief rum consultant and rum ambassador for the next year, and of course bragging rights. It must be pretty nice to be the only “rumologist” among your friends.
Now to get into the competition you need to apply via the Tommy Bahama Facebook page. You have until August 22, 2011 to submit your application. After that date the schedule for the competition is as follows:
- August 29, 2011: Judges select Top 20 based on their scoring.
- August 30, 2011: Top 20 announced.
- August 30 – September 8, 2011: Top 20 will be posted for public voting based on first video submission.
- September 12, 2011: The Top 10 who received the most votes will be asked to submit a new video.
o Video can be up to two minutes in length and must be posted no later than September 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM.ET.
o Applicants will be encouraged to be as creative as they would like to showcase why they should be the Rumologist.
- September 26, 2011: Top 5 is announced and voting commences.
- October 3, 2011: Voting period for Top 5 ends.
- October 6, 2011: Winner Announced (on or around October 6, 2011).
Best of luck to anyone applying!