With the announcement of his new Virginia Black Whiskey, Canadian rapper Drake serves as the latest Hip Hop artist to try their luck in the world of spirits. Details on this Lushworthy venture have gradually been revealed through Drake’s social media accounts and on the Virginia Black Whiskey website.
Most recently, Drizzy posted a promo video for the whiskey on Instagram. In a caption for the teaser, Drake revealed that the whiskey is “good for your soul.” That’s pretty much most whiskeys, sooo…yeah. Regardless, I’m quite intrigued by Drake’s boozy venture, which is described as “a personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old bourbons finished with a decadent profile.” Yummy.
A release date and a price point for Virginia Black Whiskey remain unknown, but I’m sure we’ll receive that info in the very near future.
Check out Drake’s Virginia Black Whiskey teaser video, below.
When you’re wedged between two people on a cross-country flight, a free cocktail can be a godsend. But wait, how does one acquire this free drink? Well, there’s actually a number of ways to score a free drink on your next flight. Check out my personal tips for getting you hands on a free drink while flying the friendly skies. Cheers!
Hope For The Worst
This may seem a little backwards, but I’ve scored several drinks on flights because of ill circumstances. Both incidents were on Southwest flights. The first was because our flight was delayed by about an hour. And I’m pretty sure the second was a pity drink. A friend and I found ourselves seated in the second to last row on our flight. Trust me, you never want to find yourself in the second to last row. That’s where they seat toddlers accused of murder and other hooligans. Okay, not really, but it is pretty rough. You do highly increase your chances of a free, pity drink though.
Join A Rewards Program
While it may seem like eons before you can score a free flight through a rewards program, working your way up to a free drink or two isn’t nearly as hard. Rewards programs do differ depending on the airline, so be sure to ask your preferred airline about any boozy perks linked with their rewards program.
If you’re short on time or just don’t have the effort needed to craft a cocktail that calls for more ingredients than your last dinner, these three-ingredient cocktails are a must. They’re also perfect for Spring, thanks to the addition of fruit-flavored spirits, fresh juice, and colorful hues. Check out Spring-inspired, three-ingredient cocktails from Cruzan Rum, Soltado Tequila and more, below. Cheers!
A few days ago, I was invited to attend a really cool event hosted by Crown Royal Apple. For St. Patrick’s Day, select bloggers and influencers watched the Atlanta Hawks play the Denver Nuggets from a private suite hosted by Crown Royal Apple. We took part in a guided whiskey tasting held by Master of Whisky, Ryan Ross, enjoyed Crown Royal Apple cocktails, and thankfully, watched the Hawks beat the Nuggets.
We also walked away with our very own bottle of Crown Royal Apple and a handful of other goodies. If you’ve ever purchased a bottle of Crown Royal Apple, you’ve likely noticed that its contents don’t last too long. It’s that tasty. So, I wanted to quickly knock out a cocktail recipe before my bottle was tapped out.
I wanted something super simple and also spring/summer-friendly. The end result is one of the tastiest, boozy lemonades I’ve ever laid lips on. Since boozy lemonade is rather common, I upped the ante a bit by adding a cinnamon-dusted lemon wheel as my garnish.
Final Four frenzy is in the air, and it’s electric! I also haven’t watched a single game, so clearly no electricity on this end. But, just with any major event, there’s a number of Final Four-inspired cocktails that are just waiting to be sipped.
Like your drinks in shot form? Well, there’s the The Buzzer Beater, courtesy of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast. Like your booze a tad fancier? The Three Pointer is your guy, thanks to a combination of Crown Royal Deluxe, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Check out recipes for The Buzzer Beater, The Three Pointer and more, below.
Cheers! And may all your Tuesdays be tipsy.
The Buzzer Beater (Pictured Above)
1.5 oz. CAPTAIN MORGAN® Cannon Blast
0.5 oz. Cranberry Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.
The Three Pointer
1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe
.5 oz. Lemon juice
.75 oz. Simple syrup
Combine ingredients in an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge.
As the city of Atlanta continues to thrive as a top food and drink destination, the number of food and drink festivals hosted in the city are steadily increasing. I’m definitely not complaining. In fact, at this point I think I can officially add “attending food/drink festivals with the homies” to my list of hobbies. Right next to visiting MJQ bi-yearly and pigging out at Fellini’s.
With my newfound hobby and all, I felt compelled to create a list of my favorite, Atlanta food and drink festivals. Check ’em out below!
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – Although the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) is only in its sixth year, it’s fast becoming the G.O.A.T. of Atlanta food and drink festivals. The tasting tents alone have proven to be the it place to see and be seen (and to grub out like there’s no tomorrow). There’s also plenty of knowledge dropped during one of the many seminars and workshops that take place during AFWF.
Atlanta Taco Festival – Trust me, I know that attending a food festival for the first year can be a little scary. There’s about a bazillion things that could go wrong. But I’ve got a really good feeling about the inaugural Atlanta Taco Festival. I mean, we’re talking about tacos here, people! TAHHH-KOESSS. Oh, and if you purchase a VIP pass, there’s also The Lunazul Tequila Experience. A win, win, for sure.