Ray’s On The River To Host August Wine Tasting With Award-Winning Winemakers

Atlanta wine enthusiasts are sure to be in for quite a treat at the August 4th wine tasting at Ray’s On The River. The wine tasting is open to the public and for only $45 you’ll have the opportunity to sample wines from Napa Valley winemakers Pall Hobbs and Shafer, Food & Wine’s 2009 winemaker of the year Charles Smith, and Australia’s  Ben Glaetzer. The wine tasting will of course include a bevy of hors d’oeuvres and if you care to stay for dinner you’ll receive 20 percent off your bill. The event will kick off around 7 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

To reserve your spot call Ray’s On The River at 770-955-1187. 

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Belvedere Vodka’s Belve Music Lounge To Invade Lollapalooza (RSVP)

The Belve Music Lounge has set up shop at some of the country’s biggest music events so it’s no surprise that they’ll be invading Lollapalooza next month in Chicago. Belvedere Vodka will hold their Belve Music Lounge on August 5th and August 6th and all you have to do to attend is RSVP via their Facebook page. Make sure you RSVP now because space is very limited. I had the opportunity to check out the Belve Music Lounge at last years Winter Music Conference in Miami and I had a blast so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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Move Over Jell-O Shots, You’ve Now Been Replaced By Vodka Gummy Bears (Recipe)

I don’t even know how I came across this recipe on eHow.com, but I must say that you really have to be one lushworthy individual to think to combine vodka and gummy bears. But hey I’m not complaining. This is one recipe that will without a doubt be added to my growing Rolodex of drink and alcohol related recipes.

Step 1: Buy a pound of gummy bears and put them in a tall glass or mug.

Step 2: Pour vodka into the glass of gummy bears until it comes to the top of the gummy bears.

Step 3: Cover the mug with plastic wrap and put the mug in the fridge for about five days. Don’t get afraid after two days or so when there is a lot of sugary goo that is some remnants of the sugar from the gummy bears mixing with some of the remaining vodka. This will go away after the four days of soaking in the fridge, and all that will be left will be giant soaked vodka gummy bears.

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Atlanta Rapper Pill Speaks On The Importance Of Drinking Responsibly (Video)

In this recent installment of “The Plight Of Pill,” Atlanta rapper and Maybach Music’s own Pill spoke on how important it is to drink responsibly. As much as rappers refer to their Hennessy, Moet, etc. it was kind of refreshing hearing Pill speak on the negative side of drinking. The rapper referred to a particular, unfortunate incident which resulted in two DUI’s and gave a few words of advice as well.

“Just a message to the younger kids in college drinking. If you drinking you gotta pay attention to you drink. If you set your drink down don’t go back and drink it. If you with some friends make sure everybody’s watching everybody. Cause somebody could easily put something in your drink,” said Pill.

Yea, this blog is about all that’s great about the liquor and spirits world but at the end of the day drinking responsibly is major and I can’t even begin to stress how important it is. In fact, I’ve even created a new category for Lushworthy that’s dedicated completely to drinking responsibly.

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Happy Belated National Tequila Day! Celebrate With These Sauza Tequila Drink Recipes

It’s easy for a holiday like National Tequila Day to slip your mind when you live in a state where you can’t purchase alcohol from a liquor or grocery store on Sunday’s. And since National Tequila Day happened to fall on a Sunday this year I completely forgot about this lushworthy holiday. But I’m only one day late so I figure I can still celebrate a bit. And feel free to celebrate with me by mixing up one or more of these tequila-based drink recipes from Sauza Tequila.

Sauza Blooming Berry-Rita

Ingredients

2/3 part Sauza® Silver Tequila

1/3 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Patch Schnapps Liqueur

1 part Frozen Limeade

1 part Sparkling Wine

1 part Water

Handful of Strawberries

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Mix well. Add fresh sliced strawberries. Stir and enjoy.

Cadillac Rio Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila

1 part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

1 part lime juice

½ part agave nectar

Directions

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled margarita glass.  Garnish with an orange on the rim.

The Mama Rita

Ingredients

1 ½ parts Sauza® Silver Tequila

½ part Cabernet Sauvignon

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec

1 part Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime juice

Directions

Combine ingredients in a glass over ice.

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Drink Recipes: Qream Liqueur Cocktails Served At NYC Launch Party

Quite frankly, there usually aren’t many drink recipes for the cream liqueurs on the market. When it comes to cream liqueurs you usually throw in a few ice cubes, stir it up a bit, and call it a day. But after doing a bit of research I came across three interesting cocktails that are created using the brand new Qream Liqueur. And if you don’t have a serious sweet tooth you may want to pass on these recipes.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Qream Strawberry

1 part Godiva Chocolate Vodka

Strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Strawberry and Godiva Chocolate Vodka in a martini glass. Garnish glass with a sliced strawberry.

Au Naturale

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Qream Peach

1 part ZICO Coconut Water

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Peach and ZICO Coconut Water in a martini glass.

La Reine Magnifique

INGREDIENTS

3 parts Strawberry Qream

1 part Ciroc Coconut

Strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine Qream Strawberry and Ciroc Coconut in a martini glass. Garnish glass with a sliced strawberry.

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