Lushworthy Pics: Keri Hilson Hosts Moet’s Rose Lounge In Atlanta

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to cover Moet’s Rose Lounge at the elegant Mansion on Peachtree and it was truly an amazing event. Hosted by Atlanta singer Keri Hilson, the event was one of four Rose Lounge events that will take place in various cities. The last Rose Lounge was hosted by Kelly Rowland in New York City.

Prior to Keri Hilson’s arrival guests were treated to coconut shrimp, spinach-stuffed pastries, chocolate-covered strawberries, and other decadent treats. DJ Trauma spun everything from Frank Ocean to Gyptian and you know the Moet Rose was of course flowing. The venue was decorated with pale pink flowers and there was practically a Moet bottle everywhere you turned. Finally, at the height of the party Keri Hilson arrived sporting a black leather bustier and cat-eye sunglasses.

Yea, it was a pretty darn good night. Check out a few pics from the event below and be sure to check Lushworthy tomorrow for a short Q&A with Ms. Hilson. Shout out to Jason McCullough for the pics! 

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Drink Recipes: Cocktails Featured At Belvedere’s Belve Music Lounge

If you weren’t fortunate enough to check out the Belve Music Lounge at Lollapalooza over the weekend, fret not my friend because I’ve found the drink recipes for three of the featured cocktails at the event. Keeping with the music-over-everything vibe of the weekend Belvedere served their signature “Belve Beat” and “Grapefruit Rocks” cocktails to those in attendance. On top of those music-themed cocktails, the “Belvedere Lemonade” was also featured. Check out recipes for all three drinks below.

Belve Beat

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. White Cranberry Juice

1 oz. POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

Belvedere Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. Lemonade

A Splash Of Apple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

Grapefruit Rocks

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Belvedere Vodka

2 oz. Tonic Water

A Splash Of Pink Grapefruit Juice

DIRECTIONS

Build in an ice filled 10 oz. highball glass.

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Skyy Vodka To Sponsor Atlanta Boutique Coposhi’s “First Friday” (RSVP)

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.”

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Drink Recipe: Have A “Heated Affair” With Partida Tequila

I remember a few years ago when I lived in a student dorm in Brooklyn, I went out to get an iced frappucino from Starbucks one night and everyone thought I was absolutely crazy because it was literally 20 degrees outside. That being said I have absolutely no problem drinking this very, very winter-friendly cocktail from Partida Tequila in the dead of summer because it sounds absolutely delicious. It’s called the “Heated Affair” and it’s basically hot apple cider but with a tequila kick. Oh, and did I mention there’s heavy cream involved? Yummy.

INGREDIENTS

2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila

6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Heavy Cream

DIRECTIONS

In a small warm wine glass add tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream. Garnish with fresh nutmeg over cream.

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Lushworthy News: Tommy Bahama’s In Search Of The First Ever “Rumologist”

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!

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Drink Recipes: Treat Yourself To A Decadent Cupcake Vodka Cocktail

In the mood for an apple crumb cake or chocolate chippy cupcake? Thanks to the award-winning Cupcake Vodka you can enjoy those sweets and the rest of your favorite bakery treats, but in cocktail form. The recipes below are just a handful of the many cupcake-inspired recipes the good folks over at Cupcake Vodka have created. Cupcake Vodka comes in four different flavors including Original, Chiffon, Frosting, and Devil’s Food.

Apple Crumb Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Cupcake Vodka Original
1.5 oz Apple Cider
One Very Small Piece of Fresh Skinned Ginger
1.5 oz Ginger Ale Lime Wedge & Green Apple Slice

DIRECTIONS

Muddle the ginger and Cupcake Original vodka in a mixing glass. Add the cider and shake with ice; strain over ice into a rocks glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a squeeze from the lime wedge and a green apple slice.

Chocolate Chippy Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

2.5 ounces Cupcake Devil’s Food Vodka
.5 ounce Godiva® Liqueur
Hershey’s® cocoa powder
Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the rim with Hershey’s cocoa powder mixed half and half with powdered sugar.

Orange Passion Cupcake

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz Cupcake Frosting Vodka
.5 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Half and Half

DIRECTIONS

Add Cupcake Frosting vodka, Grand Marnier®, half and half and orange juice to mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass.

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