As the weather gets warmer and more businesses begin to open up, it looks like summer will be closer to normal than much of the world has recently seen. 360 Magazine has collected a list of our favorite drinks for this summer to sip by the pool, or for celebrating with friends. Stay refreshed with our Summer sip list.
EFFEN® x Allies in Arts
Since 2018, EFFEN Vodka has created limited-edition Pride bottles to celebrate self-expression, support diversity and champion the LGBTQQIA2S community, including supporting organizations like Outfest. This year, EFFEN Vodka is partnering with Allies in Arts to bolster their mission of empowering creative voices and providing fair-paid work for artists who identify as womxn, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S – all of whom are underrepresented individuals in creative industries.
EFFEN Vodka commissioned Chicago-based, LGBTQQIA2S artist and street muralist Sam Kirk to design this year’s bottle, which celebrates the Black and LGBTQQIA2S communities and highlights that each day is an opportunity to live loud, vibrant and proud. Not only is the vodka perfect for cocktails, the bottle is a beautiful addition to any summer table.
INDOGGO® Gin The Low Rider
Raise your glass to the king of gin and juice, and mix up Snoop’s personal favorite take on the classic Gin & Tonic- The Low Rider. This refreshing and citrusy cocktail is great to unwind with and sip all spring and summer long! Sure to please the palette of any gin aficionado, “The Low Rider” is crafted with 1.5 oz Indoggo Gin, 3oz tonic water and garnished with an orange slice. This mouthwatering mixed drink is all you need to make your Gin and Tonic Day complete!
- 1.5 oz INDOGGO® Gin
- 3 oz tonic water
- Orange slice garnish
Add INDOGGO® and tonic water into a highball glass, filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
Pinnacle Vodka’s Apricot Honeysuckle Spritz
Pinnacle® Vodka, the award-winning vodka brand, today introduced Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™. The brand’s newest line of innovation offers great quality vodka in fruit-forward flavors with fewer calories and zero sugar for a refreshing “Light & Ripe” finish. Crafted with natural ingredients, Pinnacle Light & Ripe is being launched with two fresh flavor choices, Apricot Honeysuckle and Guava Lime. Pinnacle’s new cocktail recipe, which utilized their new Apricot Honey flavor of Pinnacle Light & Ripe, is below:
- 1 part Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™ Apricot Honeysuckle Vodka
- 1 part Lilet Blanc®
- Equal parts soda water and tonic water
- Fresh apricot
- Sprig of thyme
Directions: Build in glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with fresh apricot and honeysuckle.
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is set to hits shelves in the U.S. beginning this week! The products combine real Plata tequila with refreshing seltzer, resulting in the perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing, ready-made cocktail for their high-energy moments this season. Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is available in two natural flavors – Lime and Mango – without any artificial sweeteners.
Santo Spirits just launched their Reposado and has the most refreshing cocktails to serve at your backyard BBQ or enjoy during an at-home happy hour. Santo is the brainchild of rocker Sammy Hagar, and chef Guy Fieri. Together, the duo created a portfolio of 100% Blue Weber Agave expressions including Santo blanco, the world’s only Mezquila and a reposado that is rested in lightly charred, used American oak bourbon barrels. For those tired of the usual and yearning for something different, Santo offers a higher taste, a higher quality, a higher experience – a higher spirit.
Below are some of Santo Spirit’s summer sip suggestions:
Impress your friends with the ultimate summer sipper, the Cucumber Cooler made with Santo’s newly launched Reposado. The ultra-pure agave flavor and refreshing balance of homemade cucumber simple syrup and mint are the perfect combination to keep you cool on those hot summer days ahead.
- 2 oz Santo Reposado
- ½ oz Cucumber simple syrup*
- ½ oz Elderflower liqueur
- ¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1 Fresh Mint sprig
Garnish: Fresh mint sprig, cucumber slices
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and mint sprig
2. Shake for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Cucumber Simple Syrup:
1. In a saucepan on medium heat add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cucumber sliced.
2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Take off heat and allow it to steep for 15-20 minutes.
Relax and unwind with a cocktail that will take your tastebuds on a trip you will never want to return from. The freshness of cilantro and hibiscus leaves are a great compliment to the full and distinctive flavors of Santo Reposado. Don’t forget to double strain this cocktail for a smooth and refreshing drink you will want to enjoy all year round.
- 2 oz Santo Reposado
- 1 oz hibiscus tea
- 1/2 oz agave
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
Garnish: Hibiscus leaves, lime wheel, edible flowers
1. Brew Hibiscus tea and let cool.
2. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, hibiscus tea, agave, lime juice and fresh cilantro.
3. Shake for 30 seconds.
4. Double strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Strawberry Basil Gimlet
2 oz INDOGGO®
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Honey Syrup (2pt Honey:1 pt Water)
Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with mint and strawberry.
The Laid Back
2 oz INDOGGO®
2 oz Pineapple Juice
Top with club soda
Garnish: Strawberry/Lime Slices
Add INDOGGO Gin and pineapple juice into glass, filled with ice. Stir, then top with club soda and garnish with strawberry/lime slice.
D’USSE Champagne Sparkler
Champagne Sparkler features D’USSE VSOP and Angostura Bitters topped off with chilled Top Martini & Rossi Asti. The cocktail is perfect to feel like the stars of Hollywood and toast to a fun evening.
· 1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac
· 1 sugar cube
· 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
· Top Martini & Rossi Asti
· Garnish: Orange Twist
Add D’USSE, sugar cube and bitters into a champagne flute. Top with chilled Martini & Rossi Asti.
D’USSE’s Lady Velvet
Balanced and sophisticated, the D’USSE Lady’s Velvet is an expression of luxury
Glassware: Nick & Nora
1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac
¾ part BACARDI Ocho Rum
¾ part MARTINI & ROSSI Rosso Vermouth
½ part ST-GERMAIN Elderflower Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Orange Peel
Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir cocktail with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
1800 x Jarritos Cocktails
1800 has partnered with iconic Mexican soda brand Jarritos to create three delicious, easy-to-make cocktails, all made with premium 1800 Silver and Jarritos’ classic flavors. As two Mexican heritage brands with deep cultural roots, 1800 Tequila and Jarritos have joined together as the authorities on Cinco de Mayo cocktails and celebration, and their collaborative cocktails are sure to quench the thirst for an authentic way to enjoy Cinco de Mayo this year.
1800 Piña Paloma
- 2 oz. 1800 Silver
- 4 oz. Jarritos Pineapple
- ½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
Directions: Build over ice in a highball glass and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple leaves
1800 Twisted Paloma
These 1800 Tequila x Jarritos cocktails are bound to quench your thirst for an authentic and vibrant way to celebrate National Tequila Day this year. Choose your tequila personality by ordering 1800 Silver, 1800 Coconut, 1800 Reposado and the Jarritos Mood Pack on Instacart.
- 2 oz. 1800 Coconut
- 4 oz. Jarritos Grapefruit
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 coins fresh ginger
Directions: Muddle ginger in a shaker tin, then add tequila and lime juice and shake over ice. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with Jarritos. Garnish with pink grapefruit and candied ginger.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule
· 2 oz. Buffalo Trace
· ¾ oz. Lime Sour
· ¼ dash Simple Syrup
· Top with 3 oz. Q Ginger Beer
· Combine Buffalo Trace, Lime Sour and Simple Syrup
· Top with Ginger Beer
· Shake & pour into a Mule Mug
· Garnish with a lime wedge
Baby Yoda/The Child
Inspired by the cocktail originally created by Michael Young of The Vault, Elysian Brewing has put its own spin on the Baby Yoda cocktail, which fittingly incorporates the brand’s most popular beer–Space Dust IPA–to take you to a galaxy far, far away
- 1.5oz Vodka
- .5oz Apple Pucker
- .5 Lemon Juice
- .75 Simple Syrup
- Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
- Top off with Space Dust IPA
- Attach lime wedges for the ears and blueberries for the eyes to a cocktail stick
- Wrap glass step with napkin to create a robe-like appearance to complete the look
1800 Cristalino Monochrome Margarita
- 1 ½ oz. 1800 Cristalino
- ½ oz. orange liqueur
- ½ oz. light agave syrup
- 1 oz. sour liqueur mixer
- 1 sleeve habanero bitters
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and Thai chili.
1800 Silver Perfume Serrano
- 2 oz. 1800 Silver
- 1 oz. watermelon juice
- ¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ½ oz. serrano pepper-infused orange liqueur
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass with a Tajín rim, and garnish with a watermelon slice.
1800 Coconut Coco Colada
- 2 oz. 1800 Coconut
- 1 ½ oz. coconut cream
- 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice
- ½ oz. lime juice
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a pineapple spear.
sipMARGS Sparkling Margaritas
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, sipMARGS is launching with new and exciting ready-to-drink sparkling margaritas! sipMARGS is a real, authentic margarita made with top-quality tequila, perfect for those who want fun without compromise. While it’s low calorie, low sugar, and low carbs; it’s also a bold, great-tasting margarita – making it the perfect go-to canned beverage for any occasion.
The margaritas are available in New York and New Jersey now and Florida on June 1st. They come in four creative flavors, all with 5% ABV: Classic Sparkling Margarita, Sparkling Mango Margarita, Sparkling Coconut Margarita, and Sparkling Mezcal Margarita. All four flavors are offered in 4-packs (SRP $11.99), Variety 8-packs (SRP $19.99) and the Classic Sparkling Margarita is available in a bag-in-a-box style (SRP $29.99).
Classic: With bright, vibrant citrus flavor, sipMARGS Classic sparkling margarita is equally tart and sweet with a taste reminiscent of your favorite margarita cocktail.
Coconut: Cool and light with unmistakable coconut essence, sipMARGS Coconut margarita is mildly sweet and refreshing with big tropical flavor.
Mango: The sweet, fruity taste of luscious mangoes are front and center with sipMARGS Mango margarita. Bold, juicy and effervescent.
Mezcal: sipMARGS Mezcal margarita brings the taste of Mexico’s traditional agave spirit to a uniquely refreshing cocktail. A hint of smokiness, herbal notes and a touch of sweetness create a distinctively delicious flavor.
VOCO: Elegance Brands, Inc., a global beverage company with a focus on innovation, announced this week the relaunch of its premiere beverage product VOCO, a “better-for-you” RTD cocktail that combines real vodka blended with coconut water, soda water and natural fruit flavor.
As a more mindful spirit offering, VOCO is also gluten-free, low ABV, and low in sugar. With only 5% ABV per can, it allows consumers to enjoy more in one sitting! This single serving canned cocktail comes in four delicious fruit flavors: Mango, Lime, Pineapple, and Passionfruit.
To launch, VOCO will be available at select retail locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, and Alabama. Elegance Brands, Inc. will continue to roll out VOCO to additional U.S. states this year. SRP for a 4-pack of VOCO is $9.99. For more information, please visit Drink Voco.
The Cheesecake Factory’s The Ultimate Margarita Recipe
1 ½ oz. Tequila (It should be a 100% agave tequila. Blanco or Reposado is preferred)
½ oz. Cointreau Liqueur
½ oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur
1 oz. Agave Syrup (recipe below)
¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Salt Rim (optional)
Add Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, Grand Marnier Liqueur, Agave Syrup, and Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice to a cocktail shaker without ice.
Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake hard for 10-15 seconds.
Strain contents of the cocktail shaker into appropriately sized glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a Lime Wedge. Squeeze lime over drink and drop on top.
Mix equal parts Agave Nectar and Boiling Water. Stir until thoroughly incorporated
Chill in refrigerator (for at least 1 hour) until ready to use.
AriZona Beverages is making its first foray into the coffee space with Sun Brew – a new line of 100% arabica coffee made with hand-selected beans from Central & South America!
Perfect for the morning wake-up or mid-afternoon pick me up, Sun Brew delivers bold flavor in three distinct roasts: Snake Bite Blend (medium roast with beans from Columbia), Cactus Blend (medium-dark roast with beans from Guatemala and Honduras), and Sedona Blend (dark roast with beans from Columbia, Brazil, and Peru). Available as ground coffee and pod packs, Sun Brew arrives just in time to deliver small-batch roasted coffee at home without café pricing!
Cavit Rosé is blended with ice, white rum, and fresh mint for a fun and cool play on the classic mojito.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
- 4 large mint leaves
- 1.5 oz white rum
- 5 oz Cavit Rosé
- 1 cup ice cubes
Combine mint, rum, Cavit Rosé, and ice in a blender. Purée until very smooth. Pour into a tall chilled glass. Serve immediately.
Garnish options: Mint sprig, lime wedge, sugar-rimmed glass.
Tip: Include more elements of a classic mojito by adding fresh lime juice and simple syrup to the blender with the other ingredients.
Milagro Tequila has launched #MilagroMondays, a summer-long campaign that offers consumers a much-needed break from their weekly routine. To build genuine excitement for the week ahead, the brand is offering the select few an opportunity to wake up somewhere entirely new at the start of their week. Through June 8, fans of Milagro Tequila can enter to win a luxury 5-day, work-from-anywhere experience in Tulum, Mexico by posting a photo or video to their personal Instagram account of what makes you dread Mondays the most. To qualify, fans must tag MilagroTequila in their post and #MilagroMondays #entry.
Two winners and their guests will fly first-class, stay in a private villa outfitted with the ideal “work from anywhere” set-up (including that real-life beach Zoom background), and be treated to a private chef, chartered yacht, and much more. Those interested can click here for the official rules and regulations of #MilagroMondays.
1800 Spiced Blood Orange Paloma
1800 Tequila is perfect for World Paloma Day on Saturday, May 22nd! 1800’s paloma recipe is created with a spin on the Mexican national cocktail. It is the ideal way to celebrate the holiday, no matter your personal taste in tequila.
All 1800 expressions are available on ReserveBar, MiniBar and Drizly.
- 2 oz. 1800 Añejo
- 3 oz. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
- 1 ½ oz. freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
- ½ oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz. agave nectar
Directions: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a coarse spiced salt-rimmed highball glass over fresh ice, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with thinly-sliced blood orange, grapefruit, or lime.
Stranahan’s The Peak Manhattan
2oz Blue Peak
1oz Sicilian Amaro
2 dashes black walnut bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Directions: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir to 20% dilution. Strain over big cube with cherry garnish
Earl Stevens‘ The Spritz
The Spritz is a twist on the popular classic, and starts with an Italian bitter liqueur that has orange citrus notes then Earl Stevens Selection Prosecco straight from Italy, topped off with club soda. It’s a cocktail for day or night, and any reason you feel like enjoying a refreshing libation.
· 3 ounces Earl Stevens Selection Prosecco DOC
· 2 ounces Italian bitter liqueur
· 1 ounce soda water
· Garnish: orange wheel
Method: Add all ingredients into a wine glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wheel.
Spa Girl Cocktails
Hot Girl Summer meets the hottest cocktail of the summer – Spa Girl Cocktails, a premium ready-to-drink vodka beverage. This spirit is all about California sunshine, celebrating with your girlfriends, and cheers-ing with a damn good, guilt-free cocktail. Known for their award-winning fresh and fruity flavors and clean ingredients, you can enjoy the notes of cucumber, pineapple, strawberry, peach, and pear without any of the guilt. This buzz-worthy booze is under 100 calories and packs a punch with its high alcohol content ranging from 11.5% – 16.5%. Available in 4-pack cans and 750 mL bottles, their high-proof, low cal cocktails mean drinking less, to enjoy more.
Whether your summer plans include heading to Palm Springs for a dreamy getaway, hosting any and all bridal shower festivities for your bestie, or packing for a picnic at the beach with your pals, the party starts with Spa Girl Cocktails. Find a retailer near you here.
D’USSÉ & Blueberry Lemonade
This cocktail combines D’USSÉ and lemonade with the sweet, tangy flavor of fresh blueberries. As the world starts to open back up and more and more people are gathering with family and friends (both indoors and outdoors!), wanted to share a few cocktails from D’USSE Cognac to help celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The lemonade-based cocktails (fittingly, in a “red, white and blue” theme) bring a playfully patriotic flair to the holiday and are sure to be a hit for any parties.
- 1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 10 Fresh Blueberries
- 4 Parts Lemonade
Glass & Garnish: Highball & Lemon Wheel, Blueberries
Method: Muddle blueberries in a shaker tin. Add D’USSÉ, lemonade and ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass.
Ogden’s Own Five Husbands Vodka Pride Month Bottle
Ogden’s Own, the largest independent distillery in Utah, is welcoming Pride Month 2021 with the release of a brand-new, special edition bottle of its Five Husbands Vodka – featuring five of Utah’s most influential and cherished members of the LGBTQ+ community on the label!
As part of Ogden’s Own’s commitment to celebrating Pride all year long, not just for one month, the new 2021 Five Husbands bottle will be available year-round. The “Five Husbands” featured on the label represent a broad range of professions and areas of expertise, but the common thread binding each Husband is that they are all Utah locals that are passionate about representing the LGBTQ+ community and spreading the message of inclusiveness on as large of a stage as possible. The 2021 Five Husbands are: Johnny Hebda, Troy Williams, Rob Moolman, Georgios Spiliopoulos, and CJ Hamblen.
The 2021 Five Husbands Vodka Pride bottle is officially available now at the Ogden’s Own Distillery store, with regional and online distribution slated to kick off before June. The bottle retails for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle and is 40% ABV (80 proof). Sales proceeds will go directly to Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, two charitable organizations that support the Utah LGBTQ+ community.
On Saturday, June 12th btw 4PM-8PM, 360 Magazine will host our intimate immersive pop-up shop which will be reminiscent of a traditional Bronx Bodega. This po-up shop is a collaborative effort to elevate our brand’s priorities in popular culture and design (PC+D).
This boutique and private shopping experience will be held at the #360TRAP Bronx workspace. The event will feature #AOHSOA Trunk Pieces and lifestyle choices, specifically designed for consumers to live their best PC+D lifestyle.
The pop-up will possess a carnival theme and will feature creative activities and decors compatible with this fun concept. The event’s open bar will run for four hours and feature signature spirits of mixologists, as well as festive tapas. This event will be a privileged opportunity to reinforce brand awareness and network among target audiences and sponsors.This summer event will also be the precursor for World Blood Donor Day (6/14) and Armon Hayes birthday (6/16).
D’USSÉ Paradise Gem
The creation of the visionary Maitre de Chai Michel Casavecchia – the senior-most cellar master working today – D’USSE is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Château de Cognac, a home with a 200-year legacy of producing some of the world’s finest Cognacs. A partnership between Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and Bacardi Unlimited, D’USSE is the cognac of choice for several of world’s pre-eminent entertainers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Kevin Hart and Meek Mill, among many others.
D’USSE offers both a VSOP and an XO. Easy to sip, the D’USSÉ® Paradise Gem uses D’USSÉ’s VSOP Cognac and is bright and floral — simply a gem.
1 Part D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
1 Part Marigold Syrup*
¾ Part Sauvignon Blanc
1 Coffee Bean
Glass & Garnish
Frosted Coupe & White Rose Petal
Muddle coffee bean in a mixing glass. Add D’USSÉ, marigold syrup and Sauvignon Blanc and fill with ice. Stir and double-strain into a frosted coupe glass.
*Marigold Syrup: Heat 34 oz of water in a saucepan until it reaches a boil. Add 34 oz of white sugar, 1 oz of citric acid and ¼ lb of dehydrated marigold flowers. Let stand for 24 hours. Double-strain into a bottle for storage.
Elysian Brewing 25th Anniversary Box
In celebration of the milestone anniversary, Elysian released a 25th anniversary box, featuring some of its greatest beers and a collection of experiences to tell the brewery’s history. Elysian collaborated with nearly 30 artists nationwide to create different elements of the box, including both up-and-coming and established talent, like legendary Seattle artists Charles Burns and Peter Bagge of Fantagraphics.
One of the highlights came from Elysian’s Snailbones IPA. The brewery requested 27 different reinterpretations of label from 27 different artists from all different walks of life with just two criteria: It must have a snail and it must have bones. Here are the final products:
Natural Light #SendMyParentsAway Sweepstakes
Natural light wants to send Mom & Dad on a $20K trip to Alaska. That’s right…ALASKA… so their fans can kick-off summer by also scoring some brownie points. Natty understands that adulting is hard, especially when recent college grads are forced to move back in with their parents after graduation following a pandemic school year. Since the house is feeling crowded, Natty wants to help their 21+ fans do something nice for their parents and is going to send Mom and Dad far, far away so they can enjoy a staycation, while their parents go on an actual vacation.
Recent college grads are missing the freedoms of sleeping in, playing video games until 3am, and ordering pizza for dinner. So, Natty is helping out the entire fam by offering to send your parents on a long-weekend vacation to the Alaskan wilderness AND giving you all the credit. On the weekend they’re gone, Natty will also hook the winner up with two cases worth of Naturdays beer money, plus extra cash so they can buy all the snacks their parents purposely leave off the grocery list.
For a chance to win, share on social media why you need your parents out of the house using #SendMyParentsAway and #Sweepstakes between now and June 16.
INDOGGO® Gin Long Beach Lemonade
Celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday, June 12th like the King of Gin ‘N Juice himself–Snoop Dogg. He is claiming his throne and setting the vibe for the international celebration with his recently launched INDOGGO® Gin, a strawberry infusion with Cali sunshine in every glass.
World Gin Day is all about celebrating the classic spirit by coming together, raising a glass and indulging with a cocktail. Snoop Dogg puts his own remix on the juniper based libation and offers a strawberry infused, premium gin that makes your tastebuds celebrate with you! Mix things up at home this year with some of Snoop’s favorite INDOGGO® Gin recipes like Long Beach Lemonade. With endless opportunities to craft delicious cocktail creations, INDOGGO® Gin is the ultimate spirit of this year’s celebration.
2 oz INDOGGO®
6 oz fresh lemonade
Lemon slices for garnish
Add INDOGGO® and lemonade to a glass, stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.
The New Fashioned
2 oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into a rocks glass with a large-format ice cube. Twist orange peel over the cocktail to release the oils.
· 1 1/2 oz. 21SEEDS Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila
· 1 1/2 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice (pink is prettiest)
· 2 oz. Club soda
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Paring Knife
· Lowball Glass
· Place all ingredients except club soda into shaker with ice. Shake 30 seconds.
· Pour club soda into shaker. Then strain everything into a glass filled with ice.
· Garnish with a grapefruit and sprig of basil.
· Optional: Rub rim of glass with lime wedge and salt half the rim with Tajin Clasico seasoning salt and garnish with lime.
Empress 1908 Gin Royal Hawaiian
· 1 1/2 oz. Empress 1908 Gin
· 1 oz. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
· 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
· 1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup
· Pineapple Slice
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Cocktail Shaker
· Collins Glass
· Shake all ingredients except gin with ice.
· Strain into a collins glass with crushed ice, layer gin on top.
· Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
· 40 ml Koskenkorva Vodka Original
· Ginger Ale
· 1 Lime
· 10 Mint leaves
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Bar Spoon
· Highball Glass
· Slap the mint leaves and put them in the glass.
· Fill glass with ice, measure vodka on the ice and fill glass with ginger ale.
· Squeeze 1 lime wedge in to glass and stir.
· Garnish with mint leaves.
One With Life Organic Tequila The Peaceful Warrior
· 2 oz. One with Life Organic Tequila Blanco
· 1 oz. Lime juice
· 1 1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur
· 1/2 oz. Agave syrup
· 3 dashes Aromatic bitters
· 1 slice Lime (garnish)
· 1 dash Chili lime salt or the salt of your choice (garnish)
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Rocks Glass
· Straw (we like sustainable agave straws)
· Moisten the side of a rocks glass with lime juice & dip in the chili lime salt (or salt of your choice) then fill the glass with ice.
· In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, elderflower liqueur and agave syrup.
· Cover and shake hard, shifting the fluid from the top to the bottom of the shaker.
· Pour into the glass over ice, shake 3 dashes of bitters into the glass and garnish with the lime.
Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur Rose Sangria
· 1 Part Passoa Passion Fruit liqueur
· 2 Parts Rose Wine
· 10-12 Strawberries
· 5 Oranges
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Measuring Cup
· Rocks Glasses
· Slice Strawberries and Oranges
· Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit in the fridge for a few hours for best results (however, it’s not necessary)
· Serve in glasses over ice.
Skyy Vodka Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
· 1 1/2 parts SKYY® VODKA
· 1 part Lemon juice
· 3/4 part Lavender syrup*
· 4 parts Soda water
· 1 Lavender Sprig
· 1 Lemon Wheel
*To Make Lavender Syrup for this Cocktail
· 500 mL water
· 4 grams dried lavender flowers
· 500 g granulated sugar
· Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add lavender and allow to steep for 4 minutes.
· Strain and stir in sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool and bottle.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
· Collins Glass
· Add first three ingredients to shaker tin and shake with ice.
· Strain into collins glass.
· Top with soda water and garnish.
· If using store-bought lavender syrup, reduce to 1/2 oz*
Grab your glass and pour yourself a drink because National Piña Colada Day is on July 10! This special cocktail is one of the most popular cocktails worldwide, and is synonymous with its birthplace, Puerto Rico. This fall, the capital city of San Juan celebrates its incredible 500th anniversary, and there’s no better way to honor this momentous occasion than with a deep dive into the cocktail’s history. Discover Puerto Rico presents a delicious take on the iconic drink:
• ½ a cup of coconut cream
• ½ pineapple juice
• 1 cup of ice
• ¼ cup white rum
• Cherries, pineapple wedges, and whipped cream for toppings
Directions: In a blender, mix the coconut cream, pineapple juice, ice, and rum until all the ingredients are blended smoothly and frosty. Pour the drink into a glass and top with whipped cream. Use the cherries and pineapples as garnishes.
Elysian Summer Brews
The perfect pairing for a warm day out in the sun or to complement your favorite dishes at the BBQ, Elysian has a variety of beers for your holiday festivities:
- Salt & Seed (4% ABV): Salt & Seed is made with 100% natural watermelon and kosher salt. Offering easy drinking with lemon-lime tartness, herbal characteristics, and mild saltiness, this gose is made with an even split of pale and malted white wheat and a dash of acid malt.
- Space Dust (8.2% ABV): The #1 beer in Elysian’s portfolio, Space Dust balances bitterness with a sweetness of hop flavors and features grapefruit, mango, and orange aromas with a medium body and a dry finish.
- Contact Haze (6% ABV): This IPA is a tangled chemistry of mild haze, low bitterness, and an explosion of hop aroma. On top of the typical citrus notes of hazy IPAs, Contact Haze features flavors and aromas of raspberry, current, guava, and passion fruit.
Additionally, Elysian is celebrating the start of summer with a new campaign titled ‘Cheers to Live Music’, which offers free beer via nationwide rebates on 6-packs of its Space Dust IPA and Contact Haze Hazy IPA for anyone 21+ who purchases a ticket for a show between June 23 – September 6. More information can be found on Elysian’s website.
AromaFlavor Beverage Labels
AromaFlavor is a new innovation that takes advantage of how your sense of smell can dramatically influence taste. Each label is infused with flavor-enticing aroma molecules that stimulate your olfactory nerve, sending flavor signals comparable to taste. Your body naturally inhales with every sip, delivering that perfect hint of fruitiness without any sugars, sweetness, additives, or aftertaste. Simply peel and place on the bottle as close to the nose as possible to enhance your next water, soda, or beer experience with flavors such as sweet lemon or wild berry.
Rowdy Torched Cherry
Rowdy Energy offers delicious and refreshing cocktails that are made with the “better-for-you” energy drink. Whether you’re looking for a fun and fruity Sangria (which features Rowdy Peach Mango) or a simple Torched Cherry (which features Rowdy Cherry Limeade), the following cocktails are sure to offer up a fun and unique twist to your summer cookout or get together.
Rowdy Energy was founded by Kyle Busch (2x NASCAR Cup Champion) and beverage entrepreneur, Jeff Church, with a focus on wellness. The drinks feature caffeine derived from green tea paired with the nootropic, L-Theanine, giving consumers a powerful lift without the unwanted and irritable crash.
- 2 oz. Rum
- 4 oz. Rowdy Cherry Limeade
Directions: pour all ingredients over ice and stir
Grand Lux Cafe Mango Mule
This Thursday is National Mango Day (7/22) and to celebrate, Grand Lux Cafe has unveiled its newest cocktail, the Mango Mule. Made with Crop Organic Meyer Lemon Vodka, Fresh Lime, Mango and Fever Tree Ginger Beer, this refreshing drink is the perfect summer sipper and a great way to ring in the holiday!
- 1 oz. Fresh Mango – preferably ripe to overripe
- 1 ½ oz. Citrus Vodka – we recommend Crop Organic Meyer Lemon
- ½ oz. Orange Liqueur – such as Triple Sec or Cointreau
- ½ oz. Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio)
- ½ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice – approximately the juice from half a lemon
- 2 oz. Ginger Beer – we recommend Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Directions: In a mixing tin, combine the mango, citrus vodka and orange liqueur. Muddle the mango until it is well broken down – this will help infuse the flavor into the liquors. Add the simple syrup and fresh lemon juice to the shaker tin along with enough ice to fill the tin. Cap the tin and shake the cocktail quickly, 6-8 times to fully chill all the ingredients. Add the Ginger Beer to the tin and then pour the drink into a mule mug or pint glass.
Pomegranate Ginger Bubbly
With National Tequila Day (NTD) right around the corner (July 24), it’s time to start prepping for the celebrations with your favorite agave-based spirit! Meet the ultimate NTD companion – Volley the first clean tequila seltzer made with just three clean ingredients – 100% blue agave tequila (from the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico), sparkling water and organic juice. Volley is available in four guilt-free flavors – Zesty Lime, Spicy Ginger, Sharp Grapefruit and Tropical Mango.
- 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley
- ½ oz. triple sec
- Juice of ½ lime
- Splash of pomegranate juice
- orange and/or lime wheel
- pomegranate seeds
Directions: Combine 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley, ½ oz. triple sec, Juice of ½ lime into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Once shaken, pour into glass and add a splash of pomegranate juice. Top with orange and/or lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.
The Freshest Margarita
Celebrate National Tequila Day this Saturday, July 24, with Milagro Tequila and their newest brand ambassador, Luis Lopez.
• 2 Parts Milagro Silver
• ¾ Part Agave Nectar*
• 1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
*Or Substitute with Simple Syrup.
The Coconut Margarita
National Tequila Day is on Saturday, July 24th!Celebrate this year with a delicious cocktail from Santo Spirits premium portfolio of authentic and smooth agave expressions including Santo Blanco, Santo Reposado and the one and only, Santo Mezquila. Take your tastebuds on a tropical vacation without leaving your house. This light and tropical cocktail includes Santo’s newest expression, Santo Reposado. This smooth, easy-drinking tequila is paired with coconut crème and lime juice for a traditional but flavorful summer sipper.
- 2 oz Santo Reposado
- ½ oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Coconut Cream
- ¾ oz Lime Juice
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
Garnish: Dehydrated lime wheel, edible flowers
Directions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add, tequila, cointreau, coconut cream, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish.
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer
With the popularity of canned, hard seltzers and extravagantly manicured nails both on the rise this summer, we can foresee how the two might not go hand-in-hand. That is why Hornitos® Tequila Seltzer and acclaimed celebrity nail artist, Chaun Legend, are coming to the rescue to help seltzer fans avoid a nail-cracking catastrophe just in the nick of time. The pair have created a series of easy tips and tricks to avoid the dreaded party foul and keep those Instagram-worthy nails in sensational condition all seltzer season long. You can view the tips HERE.
Now available nationwide, Hornitos Tequila Seltzer combines real Plata tequila with refreshing seltzer in two natural flavors – Lime and Mango – without any artificial sweeteners. To learn more about Hornitos Tequila and its shot-taking brand history, visit their website or follow along with Hornitos Tequila on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
The D’USSE Watermelon Cooler
The D’USSE Watermelon Cooler blends the refreshing tastes of sweet watermelon and basil together to accentuate the floral notes of the D’USSE cognac, making it the perfect ice-cold refreshment.
- 1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 3 Parts Fresh Watermelon Juice
- 1/2 Lime
- 3/4 Part Simple Syrup
- 3 Basil Leaves
Glass & Garnish:
Highball & Watermelon Slice, Basil Leaves
Muddle basil and simple syrup in a shaker. Add all other ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
Nutpods, one of the fastest-growing brands of plant-based creamers in national retailers and the best-selling brand online, introduces its first-ever naturally sweetened coffee creamers, still with zero sugar per serving.
Retail partners Sprouts Farmers Markets and Wegmans will offer the Sweet Crème, French Vanilla, and Cookie Butter creamers in the 25.4oz refrigerated format with additional retailers joining the party later this fall. Nutpods Sweetened 11.2oz shelf-stable products will launch on Amazon and on Nutpods’ website. Sweet Crème, French Vanilla and Caramel will be available online in the 11.2oz shelf-stable format. Visit HERE for more information.
Earl Stevens Selections’ Sparkling Watermelon Wine
This Sparkling Watermelon Wine is lightly sweet but crisp and refreshing at the same time – perfect to share with your friends. The sweet watermelon aroma jumps out of the glass with this sparkler and is sure to be a hit for the holiday.
Produced in Napa, California Earl Stevens Selections’ still and sparkling wines are fruit-forward, created by hip-hop icon and entrepreneur, Earl “E-40” Stevens. Earl Stevens was extremely hands-on in the creation of his cognacs, having spearheaded the design, packaging and product blend for each product while vetting and identifying the appropriate distribution partner. For more info, visit HERE.
Rum Experiences in Puerto Rico by Discover Puerto Rico:
Did you know that the Island is responsible for producing over 70% of all the rum sold in the U.S.? Puerto Rico is home to household names like Bacardí to local favorites like Don Q with the Island’s rich rum history dating back to the 15th century. Created as a byproduct of the sugar cane industry, laborers discovered mixing molasses and fermenting it produced a distilled spirit – rum! There are over 80 different types of rums on the Island, and several distilleries that continue production to this day.
Casa Bacardí: Is the world’s largest premium rum distillery located across the bay from Old San Juan. Casa Bacardí offers guided tours that showcases the manufacturing process from sugar cane to distilled rum.
Castillo Serrallés: Built in the 1930s, the Castillo Serrallés Museum is a Spanish Revival-style home of the Serrallés family, famous for their Don Q rum. The home now serves as a permanent exhibition with guided tours in English and Spanish.
Hacienda Santa Ana: Just 15 minutes outside San Juan, the town of Bayamón boasts the oldest distillery in Puerto Rico. Since 1880, Ron del Barrilito has been manufactured and produced in small batches. There is also a visitor center where you can learn more about the history and taste of Barrilito.
PitoRico: Take a daytrip to the town of Jayuya for some flavorful moonshine called pitorro manufactured at Destilería Cruz. Visitors can drop by the distillery to get a tour of the factory and a tasting of the different flavors of PitoRico, including coconut, passion fruit, tamarind, orange and original.
BOMANI Cold Buzz
BOMANI Cold Buzz, the award-winning alcohol-infused cold brew coffee company, is proud to announce the launch of its Original and Vanilla alcohol-infused cold brew coffees in Arizona retail stores including Walmart, Total Wine, BevMo!, Sprouts, Whole Foods, and many more retailers in the Phoenix area.
Formulated with zero carbs, zero sugar, gluten-free alcohol, and ethically sourced 100% Arabica coffee beans, BOMANI Cold Buzz offers Arizonans a refreshing twist on cold brew to help beat the heat this summer. In partnership with goPuff, BOMANI will also be available for delivery throughout the state of Arizona. To order delivery for Original or Vanilla, visit GoPuff’s website.
D’USSE & Lemonade
Signature cocktail blending the sweet-tart flavor of lemonade with the smoothness of D’USSÉ.
1 ½ parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac
4 Parts Lemonade
Glass & Garnish: Highball & Lemon Wheel
Method: Add D’USSE and lemonade into an ice-filled highball glass
1800 Tropical Sunset
While September and the beginning of fall are on the horizon, many are aiming to enjoy their remaining weeks of summer to the fullest extent possible. 1800 Tequila offers a range of cocktails across their summer-ready expressions that are perfect for capping off the summer in style, whether enjoyed on a late-summer vacation, a weekend getaway or simply on a rooftop or patio with friends!
2 oz. 1800 Coconut
6 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. orange liqueur
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple.
High Plains Rye
After more than four decades of making some of the world’s finest bourbon, legendary Master Distiller Jim Rutledge is throwing his hat into the rye whiskey ring. High Plains Rye Straight Rye Whiskey is set to hit stores this summer and is sure to be a new favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. High Plains Rye will be release in 24 states across with U.S. with plans to expand distribution in the future. It will retail for approximately $54.95 and should hit shelves in late July.
The J. W. Rutledge Distillery team has been working on High Plains Rye for more than a year. This multi-state blend includes five straight rye whiskeys from four states – Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and New York (listed alphabetically). Each straight whiskey used in High Plains Rye has its own unique recipe—varying from 51% rye grain to 100% rye—and yeast strain. This generates a very distinct flavor profile and weighs in a 48.5 ABV.
Sail Away Coffee Co
Sail Away Coffee Co. is taking cold brew coffee to the next level with the launch of Sail Away Club, the world’s first hard seltzer and cold brew infusion. Sail Away Club is available online now in four refreshing flavors, including: Ocean Berry, Pina Colada, Mimosa, and The Original. Each 12oz can boasts as much caffeine as a half cup of coffee, while containing zero sugar and only 100 calories.
Launch bundles for Sail Away Club include The Basic Package (2 variety packs), The Deluxe Package (2 variety packs + koozies + an exclusive Sail Away Coffee shirt), and The Super Deluxe Package (2 variety packs + koozies + an exclusive Sail Away Coffee shirt + an exclusive Sail Away Coffee hoodie). For more information or to purchase, please visit HERE.
Mulholland Distilling provides the crisp, thirst-quenching, delicious beverages you’ve been craving all these hot summer days. This LA-based spirits company looks for customers to unleash their own Spirit of Los Angeles™.
Their smooth gin is imbued with the refreshing taste of cucumber. Mulholland Liquor also produces mouth-watering vodkas and their American whiskey, which won the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To taste these award-winning liquors for yourself, visit Mulholland Distilling’s website HERE.
D’USSE Sparkling Mojito Sangria
12 OZ D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
12 OZ Fresh Lime Juice
12 OZ Simple Syrup
750 ML MARTINI & ROSSI Asti
12 Lime Wheels
25 Mint Leaves
Add all ingredients into a sangria pitcher. Slap mint between both hands to release oil, then ass. Add ice. Stir until well mixed. Pour into ice-filled stemless wine glasses. Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.
Glass & Garnish:
Large Sangria Pitcher, Stemless Wine & Lime Wheel, Mint Sprig
From Monday night book club to evenings with friends, do you wish there was a satisfying way to raise a toast without sacrificing your healthier lifestyle goals? Make the most of every social invitation without feeling deprived with Lali — the low-calorie, alcohol-removed wine that’s destined to become your second (or first) drink of the night.
Featuring all the right aroma and flavor notes with only 25 calories or less per can, Lali makes it easy to gab with glass in hand whether you’re watching your waistline, named the DD, or anticipating an early wake up call.
Raise a toast to:
- Finally having a non-alcoholic alternative with an authentic taste!
- Only 25 calories per serving
- Convenient cans that can be packed to the river, beach, backyard, and more
- Organic grapes harvested in the sunny vineyards of California’s Central Valley
- Less than .5% alcohol by volume
- 4 cans in each pack, which totals 1.3 bottles of wine
More portable than heavy glass wine bottles and infinitely recyclable, these chic little cans are your partners in fun, from the beach house to the backyard. Learn more HERE.
Our water is naturally filtered for fifty years as gravity, ever patient, gently flows through the granite and slate deep beneath the Austrian Alps for decades until it reaches our secure aquifer. Made only from four ancient grains of rye that carry with them the weather report and singular conditions of its vintage.
You can taste the winter it was planted and the summer it was harvested. The result, a rich, slightly sweet taste born of pure ingredients – no sugar or additives. And, a smooth finish that stops time.
Barrels are available in black and white, as well as a limited Pride edition. Shop here.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Whiskey cocktails may bring to mind cold nights and hot toddies, but Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey has the perfect refreshing end-of-summer cocktail – Roses & Pistols. This is an exclusive cocktail recipe created by Stranahan’s, the best-selling American single malt from Colorado’s first legal whiskey distillery, in collaboration with the iconic Hotel Jerome in Aspen.
Stranahan’s Blue Peak is a Colorado-made American single malt distilled at high altitude, aged in new American oak barrels, and Solera finished, resulting in a rich and mellow flavor that lends itself to whiskey cocktails. Bottles can be purchased on Drizly and ReserveBar.
2 oz Stranahan’s Blue Peak
1 oz lemon
3/4 oz Vermouth Syrup (Antica Carpano Vermouth, cherries, maple, cardamom, orange peel, rose syrup, rose water, touch of cayenne pepper)
Bar spoon of Campari
Three dashes of Colorado cherry bitters
Directions: Combine ingredients. Stir. Serve in a rocks glass over a large ice cube and garnish with rose.
In Good Taste
It’s easy to see when summer arrives as out go the Cabs and in comes the Rosé, but how do you know what’s worth the price tag?
Discover your perfect summer wine without wasting the whole bottle with In Good Taste – a unique delivery service that’s serving up sample sized sips of premium wines alongside virtual guided tastings!
Their new Cascade Collection features six seriously expressive wines from Washington’s prestigious wine country, including a rosé that’s poised to change the way you say cheers this summer.
Cascade Wines’ Rosé Highlights:
- Aromas of ripe, fresh picked fruit waft delicately from your glass
- Hints of strawberry, cantaloupe, and rose hips play on your palate
- Playful pink color is just as much fun in a glass as it is in the bottle
- Each mini bottle holds a single glass of wine
- Tote to baseball games, bonfires, backyards, and more!
- Available as a part of the Cascade Wines sample collection or in a solo flavor six pack
- 4 packs coming soon!
$49 for The Cascade Collection
$45 for 6 packs of single varietals
D’USSÉ® That’s My Jam
Like a favorite song, this D’USSÉ® cocktail—with hints of apricot—is sure to stay on repeat.
- 2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 1 tbsp apricot jam
- 1⁄2 part fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 part pineapple shrub
- 1 thyme sprig
- Sparkling soda to top
Muddle thyme, lemon juice and pineapple in a shaker. Add apricot jam, D’USSÉ and ice. Shake well and strain into a crushed-ice-filled rocks glass. Top with sparkling soda.
D’USSÉ® Southern Charmer
This drink is a simple and sweet mixture perfect for a ball or barbecue.
- 1 ½ Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 2 Parts Sweet Tea
- 1 Part Lemonade
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Add more ice.
D’USSÉ® The 13th Cocktail
This March Madness, Kansas City fans will enjoy this cocktail repping the city.
- 2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 1⁄2 part simple syrup
- Ginger beer to top
Add D’USSÉ, lime juice and simple syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer.
D’USSÉ® Far East
Those supporting Villanova this March Madness will absolutely love this cocktail represesenting the Wildcats.
- 11⁄2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 1⁄2 part Amaretto liqueur
- 3 parts chai tea
- 1⁄2 part vanilla syrup
- 1⁄2 part almond milk
- 2 dashes cardamom bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass.
- 1½ parts Hendrick’s Lunar Gin
- ½ parts Maraschino Liqueur
- ½ parts Lemon Juice
- ¼ parts Simple Syrup
- ¼ parts Crème De Violette
- 1 Brandied Cherry & 2 Cucumber Balls skewered for garnish
Method: Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with 1 brandied cherry & 2 cucumber balls skewered.
Check out Mango sipMARGS; they earned Double Gold at the 2022 World Spirits Competition! The brand launched in 2021 and created a new independent and iconic margarita-focused line. Their ready-to-drink sparkling margaritas are made with real, top-quality tequila and are low in calories, sugar and carbs. Offering an all-natural, great-tasting, authentic margarita in a can. Double gold is awarded to entries that receive a gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; they are among the finest products in the world.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition stems across four days. They are highly controlled blind tastings, with highly experienced judging panels. Each judge gets to taste every product and decide if it is medal-worthy. Judges do not receive any information on producer or price point, ensuring each spirit is judged fairly, equally, and without bias.
With an alcohol level of 5% ABV in each can, sipMARGS offers bold flavors, a quality tequila base (not wine or malt), and a competitive price point from an iconic brand focused solely on margaritas. The cans are offered in 4-packs (SRP $11.99) and Variety 8-packs (SRP $19.99). sipMARGS latest venture is Spicy which was officially released in March. They’re currently available in stores in New York, New Jersey and Florida but consumers can also purchase the products on their website.
- 1 Part D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 3 Parts Maison Marcel Rosé (or other French off-dry Rosé)
- 1/2 Part Simple Syrup
- 2 Fresh Strawberries
- 2 Cubes Fresh Watermelon
- 1 Cup Ice
Blend all ingredients until frothy. If needed, add water for a smoother texture. Pour into a stemless wine glass.
- 2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 2 Parts Coconut Water
- 1/2 Part Lime Juice
- 1/2 Part Agave Nectar
- 1 Lime Wedge
Add D’USSÉ, coconut water, lime juice and agave into a shaker with ice. Squeeze lime wedge into shaker. Shake and pour into a highball glass.
Monkey Shoulder Whisky Brass Monkey Cocktail
Mix, mingle and jingle this holiday season with the first-ever Monkey Shoulder Whisky Brass Monkey Cocktail mix, created with the legendary Cocktail Emporium in time for the most festive time of year.
Available online and at select retailers, the limited-edition Brass-Monkey Mix was exclusively created by the Cocktail Emporium and will be available nationwide for cheeky monkey gifts and stockings this holiday season.
Who’s ready for an epic and deliciously mixable holiday collab?
Developed to create the perfect Brass Monkey signature cocktail at home, the Monkey Shoulder cocktail mix features a combination of Pickett‘s Medium Spicy Ginger Beer Syrup and Black Cloud Cabaret Aromatic Bitters.
Full Contact Hazy IPA
Cloaked in a semi-translucent haze, an imposing presence beckons you to come closer. As you do, your nose opens to a tangent of wistful memories—peach season in the orchard, a tangerine tree on a hill, fresh honeydew cold from the fridge, and a vanilla cream soda in your hand. This is what Full Contact Imperial Hazy IPA feels like.
Dank Dust IPA
If you’re looking for something a little more dank, the brewery just launched a new, seasonal beer called Dank Dust IPA, which is brewed with proprietary terpenes, providing the beer with pungent, dank, citrusy, earthy aromas that erupt when you crack the can.
1800 Ruby Rose
- 1 ½ oz. 1800 Blanco
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- ½ oz. Triple Sec
- ½ oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. vanilla syrup
- 2 dashes rose water
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass with a salt rim. Garnish with dried rose petals.
1800 Spicy Summer Fling
- 2 oz. 1800 Blanco
- ½ oz. rhubarb syrup
- ½ oz. lime juice
- Pinch of salt
- Grapefruit soda, to top
- 1 dash Scrappy Fire tincture
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with ice. Top with soda, and mix with bar spoon until well-incorporated. Garnish with a lime wheel.
It’s time to celebrate the beginning of summer the only way we know—barbecues, celebrations, and refreshing cocktails. Redmont Vodka, the finest small-batch Alabama distillery, owned by NBA legend and MVP Charles Barkley, offers All-American, delicious cocktail recipes for all celebrations.
No backyard barbecue is complete without some refreshing lemonade that the whole family can enjoy. For an adult twist, add Redmont Vodka to your glass and make a Redmont Lemonade for a sweet summer treat! Or, celebrate those who served with some Redmont Spirit, a combination of Redmont Vodka, peach schnapps, and pomegranate juice for some intensely fruity flavor. There is no shortage of different, delicious cocktails to craft with Redmont Vodka to help you march into the summer season!
Redmont Vodka is made from corn, which not only makes it gluten-free but also provides a smooth finish that doesn’t have a harsh aftertaste. In addition to being 8x distilled, the vodka flows through advanced carbon filtration systems, removing any off-flavors and achieving a much smoother finish. Redmont features the purest reverse osmosis water to blend our vodka to 40% ABV 80 Proof. Raise a glass and toast to the celebration with a delicious cocktail featuring Redmont Vodka—a premium vodka with a smooth finish and no harsh aftertaste.
Paloma – Milagro Tequila
Perfectly paired with a warm sunny day, Paloma from Milagro Tequila will have you set with outstanding cocktails this season. Lets dive into some of the finest recipes that you can whip up this summer.
- 1 1/2 parts Milagro Select Silver
- 1/2 part agave nectar
- 1 part pink grapefruit juice
- 1/2 parts fresh lime juice
- 3 parts sparkling water
- 1 pink grapefruit wedge
Method: Pour all ingredients, except sparkling water, into a Boston shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with speared grapefruit wedge.
- 2 parts Milagro Silver
- 1 part ruby red grapefruit (fresh)
- 3/4 part agave nectar
- 1/2 part fresh lime juice
- 1 capsule activated charcoal
- Club soda
- Kosher salt
- Grapefruit peel
Method: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit peel and kosher salt rim.
- 1 1/2 parts Milagro Reposado
- 1/2 part fresh lime juice
- 4 parts pink grapefruit soda
- 3 pink grapefruit segments
- Kosher salt
Method: Pour all ingredients into a highball glass over ice and stir. Garnish with speared pink grapefruit segments and half kosher salt rim.
Hendrick’s & Tonic
- 1 part Hendrick’s Gin
- 3 parts Premium Tonic Water
- 3 rounds of Cucumber
- Cucumber to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and serve.
- 2 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
- ½ part Dry Vermouth
- Cucumber to Garnish
Method: Stir ingredients well with ice cubes in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
- 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 part Lemon Juice
- 1 ½ part Blackberry Liqueur
- 2 bar spoons Simple Syrup
- Lemon and Blackberry to Garnish
Method: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass over crushed ice. Churn, stack ice and drizzle blackberry liqueur. Garnish with a lemon wheel and blackberry.
- 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 part Lime Juice
- ½ part Raspberry Syrup
- Top with Ginger Beer
- Raspberry to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly churn. Garnish with a skewered raspberry and serve.