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.
Pardon my French, but I always thought it would be kinda kick ass to own a flask. It just screams, “I’m a rebel with nothing to lose.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but they still seem somewhat rebellious and kinda edgy. My only problem is they all look super manly, but low and behold I came across this gem on the Urban Outfitterssite earlier today. Who would’ve thought that something so manly could look so dainty? I need to get my hand on one of these ASAP. It’s got “Lushworthy” written all over it.
As far as I know this particular recipe doesn’t have a name and I don’t see why anything so delicious should go nameless. It’s just unfair. So make sure you refer to this drink as the “El Cuervo Fresco” if you ever want to order it at the bar. I’m so glad I was able to come across this cocktail while at an event because I would have never thought to combine tequila and lemonade. It’s almost similar to a margarita but much tastier in my opinion. And if you’re a fan of margaritas, but hate the bitter taste then you are going to absolutely love this drink. It’s not bitter at all and the Jose Cuervo Platino really makes for a smooth drink.
8fl oz. Jose Cuervo Platino
2½ pints lemonade
2 lemons (sliced thin)
Mix Jose Cuervo Platino, lemonade, and sliced lemons in a large jug. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve then pour into six short tumblers of ice.
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.
I’ve never had the opportunity to meet Big Boi in person but he’s got to be one of the realest, funniest rappers in the game. The Atlanta rapper recently partnered with Crown Royal Black and as part of the partnership the two released the mini-documentary “The Crown Life.” And earlier today Big Boi posted a video featuring various outtakes from “The Crown Life” documentary and it’s hilarious. In the video Big Boi rides around a grocery store using a motorized cart, points out his drivers “clean ass ponytail,” and talks about his boo getting upset with him over a Tweet.
If you follow Diddy on Twitter chances are you’re very, VERY familiar with the fact that he’s the celebrity spokesperson for Ciroc Vodka. I actually unfollowed Diddy on Twitter awhile back, he was just a little too on the annoying side. But thankfully though one of my followers ReTweeted this interesting Ciroc cocktail recipe Diddy came up with. It’s called “The Diddle Skittle” and according to Diddy it’s like a “rainbow explosion in yo’ mouth.” Don’t worry, he of course threw in a necessary “pause” after that description. Check out the ingredients below in the Tweet posted. I would have posted an exact recipe, but this cocktail concoction already sounds a little sketchy so you guys are going to have to guess when it comes to the amounts for each ingredient. Good luck, I feel like you might need it lol.