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ELYSIAN BREWING – BEERTAILS

With the Labor Day holiday just two weeks away, Elysian Brewing wanted to share some refreshing beer cocktails – or “beertails” – that are perfect for any summer celebration.

Hazy Day Afternoon is a fan favorite, complete with light rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, guava nectar and topped with Elysian’s Contact Haze Hazy IPA. The brew’s bright raspberry, currant, citrus, guava, and passion fruit tasting notes beautifully tie the drink together, making this beertail ideal for the end of summer.

For any blood orange lovers, Super Smash Fuzz never disappoints! This beertail is made with just a few simple ingredients (whiskey, blood orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and of course, Elysian Brewing’s Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale). The complimenting flavors of this drink will be sure to wow the guests! 

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NFT Sips

360 Magazine has brought together a list of the most fabulous cocktails that emulate the electrifying feel of an NFT. Let’s take a look!

William Grant & Sons – National Chocolate Day Cocktail Recipes

  • Chocolate Julep

Ingredients: 2 parts Fistful of Bourbon, ¼ part Simple Syrup, 4 dashes Chocolate Bitters and 8 mint leaves

Method: Break mint in half and add all ingredients into a julep glass or rocks glass. Fill with crushed ice and swizzle. Top off with ice and garnish with grated chocolate and a mint bouquet

Recipe by: Anthony Bohlinger, Fistful of Bourbon’s U.S. National Ambassador

  • Spiked Chocolate Milkshake

Ingredients: 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, 2 parts milk, 1 large scoop of chocolate ice cream and your favorite chocolate candy of choice (M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces)

Method: Blend together Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, milk, ice cream, and chocolate with a little ice until it’s a smooth thick consistency. Serve in a tall glass with a paper straw. Garnish with more of the chocolate pieces on top.

  • Select Old Fashioned

Ingredients: 2 Parts Milagro Select Añejo, ½ part agave nectar, 1 dash mole bitters, 1 dash chocolate bitters and an orange peel

Method: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube and garnish with a flamed orange peel. 

  • Fistful Ice Cream Sundae

Ingredients: 1.5 parts Fistful of Bourbon, 1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 half part whole milk, Whipped Cream and a Maraschino Cherry

Method: Place pint glass in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes. Add the bourbon, ice cream, and milk to a blender. Add two ice cubes, and blend until smooth. Pour into a prepared pint glass. Add whipped cream + cherry on top. Serve immediately.

Recipe by: Anthony Bohlinger, Fistful of Bourbon’s U.S. National Ambassador

1800 Tequila and JAJA Tequila offer the perfect tequila cocktails for summer celebrations

JAJA Mango Shandy

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  • 1 ½ oz. JAJA Blanco
  • 1 ½ oz. mango juice
  • Mexican lager, to top

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice and a Tajín rim. Garnish with a slice of mango. 

1800 Smoky Coconut Sour

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  • 2 oz. 1800 Coconut 
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. chipotle-infused agave
  • ½ oz. coconut water
  • 8 drops Memphis BBQ bitters
  • Bar spoon of grenadine

Directions: Combine tequila, lemon juice, chipotle-infused agave, coconut water, bitters, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a double rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and maraschino cherry. 

JAJA Watermelon Limeade

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  • 1 ½ oz. JAJA Blanco
  • 2 oz. limeade
  • Watermelon spiked seltzer, to top

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass with ice and a salt rim. Garnish with a watermelon wedge. 

1800 Coconut Ginger Mint Lemonade

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  • 2 oz 1800 Coconut Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • .25 oz homemade ginger juice 
  • 3-4 piece of mint Soda water

Directions: In a highball glass, combine 1800 Coconut Tequila, fresh lemon juice, simply syrup and homemade ginger juice. Top with soda water and with mint.

HOTEL PASO DEL NORTE

Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection sparkles like a beautiful diamond in downtown El Paso, or four diamonds to be exact according to AAA, which recently awarded the hotel a four-diamond ranking. From the chef-driven dining to the lavish amenities, stunning attention to detail can be found everywhere. The upscale, stylish, and Art-Deco atmosphere makes for a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to leave guests with a sense of awe.

At Hotel Paso del Norte you can experience an iconic dome ceiling made of Tiffany-style stained glass, handcrafted by European artisans, towers above Dome Bar, a destination for prohibition-style cocktails, fine cognacs and whiskeys offer stirring treats alongside appetizers and small plates.

Adjacent to the Dome Bar, the Black Jack cigar lounge features a walk-in humidor, private cigar lockers, and cocktail service. Guests can sit back and relax on a plush couch as the rich aroma of the finest cigars and cocktails engulf them while staff cut and light their cigars.

The rooftop cocktail lounge, El Mirador, presents panoramic views of the Juarez and Franklin Mountains. The drink menu features craft cocktails, an extensive selection of fine wine by glass and bottle, craft beer, and the availability of “bottle service.” The food menu consists of small plates and light fare.

1700°, a destination-worthy American steakhouse, offers elevated daytime and nighttime dining, and a menu anchored by aged USDA prime beef. These Fine, hand-cut steaks are complemented by the freshest seafood and an extensive selection of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts that offer a “Culinary Tip of the Hat” to local cuisine. 1700°’s elegant and energetic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a broad selection of world-class wines by the bottle and glass, along with local and national craft beer selections, and barrel-aged and handcrafted cocktails.

Sabor, the hotel’s light-filled restaurant, serves an eclectic fusion of the Southwest, Texas, and Southern comfort foods that bring bold flavors to the forefront of every dining experience. The spacious interior intermingles with sprawling patios for indoor and al fresco dining three times a day.

Dulce, the hotel’s bakery café and gelateria, will satisfy guests’ sweet tooth with its Barista-quality coffees and beverages, fresh baked goods, and house-made gelato. Dulce also serves sophisticated pre-made salads and sandwiches, all in a refined fast-casual setting.

Desert Spirit Spa provides one-of-a-kind relaxing experiences, including a Halotherapy room, which is a unique offering perfect for those with respiratory or skin conditions. Customized treatments, relaxing ambiance, and breathtaking views will leave guests in a state of tranquility and bliss. Other special offerings include luxurious hydra-facials and a sauna room that comes complimentary with any booked service. A complete list of services can be found here. Through August 2022, book the Weekend Getaway Package and receive a $100 voucher for the spa with an overnight stay.

Other lavish amenities include the 10th-floor rooftop pool with a stunning view; Dannah Lane boutique, a luxury western wear boutique; and a fully-equipped fitness center open 24/7. Exploring the hotel’s historic grandeur is a delight in itself with impressive architecture at every turn.

Situated in downtown El Paso, so many exciting experiences await just outside the hotel’s front doors, including wonderful entertainment venues, museums, parks, and the popular air-conditioned streetcar system, which provides easy access to a wide array of downtown shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect location for locals and visitors to experience a luxurious, and much needed, vacation.

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LIFE HOUSE

Following extensive renovations, three-storied boutique properties located in downtown Lenox are reopening together as part of The Lenox Collection, a newly reimagined family of inns connected by their deep historical roots in the town and elevated contextual design. As part of the reopening is Ophelia’s, a 66-seat restaurant and bar offering farm-to-table comfort food in an intimate indoor-outdoor setting, with locally sourced ingredients and a curated cocktail list. New York-based firm 388 Ventures acquired the properties in 2021 and brought on an independent hotel management company, Life House, to lead design and branding, as well as oversee all hotel and F&B operations leveraging their tech-enabled management platform. 

“We’re pleased to announce the launch of The Lenox Collection, with a design language that pays homage to each property’s history while catering directly to the clientele visiting the increasingly popular four-season destination that the Berkshires have become. With Ophelia’s reopening right downtown, we’re excited to be a mainstay in the already impressive Lenox culinary scene,” says Russell Lange, partner at 388 Ventures. 

At the heart of the collection is the Whitlock – formally The Church Street Inn – built-in 1771 by John Whitlock, a local farmer who turned his two-room farmhouse into an inn for stagecoach travelers. The property now takes cues from its natural surroundings with a rustic and warm feel reminiscent of its farmhouse origins. The Whitlock’s bar and restaurant, Ophelia’s, pays homage to the ingredients and labors of the hotel’s namesake. With locally-inspired farm-to-table cuisine with dishes featuring herbs & garnishes from local purveyors, Ophelia’s is already becoming a favorite among locals, guests, and downtown bypassers.

Located in the historic center of town is The Constance – formally the Rookwood Inn – which was built in 1825 as The Williams Tavern. In the 1880s it was purchased by Frederick Constance Peters, a businessman from England, who turned the property into ancillary lodging for owners of Lenox’s famed Gilded Age estates. The inn has been completely reimagined with an extensive renovation to restore and enhance the elegant charm and whimsical character of the storied property with the benefit of modern guest amenities. 

On the north side of town is The Dewey – formally the Birchwood Inn – which was originally built by Israel Dewey, a founding member of Lenox’s Continental Congress Committee when the town was incorporated in 1767. Over the years, the site has taken on many lives, owned by various influential figures in the Berkshires. Today, the newly-reappointed inn carries on its rich tradition of hospitality with elevated guest room interiors and stately common areas.

“We are thrilled to reintroduce The Lenox Collection as the Berkshire hospitality landscape continues to mature,” says Bryan Dunn, Managing Director and Head of Growth at Life House. “In the past year alone, the market has seen luxury lifestyle brand Miraval open their first East Coast property, world-renowned designer Ken Fulk acquire the Blantyre, and Life House breathes new life into the Wheatleigh, a Leading Hotels of World property. The Lenox Collection delivers a locally-rooted boutique experience at a more accessible price point than these Five Star luxury hotels, catering to a large and diverse audience that is currently underserved by existing options in the market.” 

Life House is a vertically integrated hotel software & operations platform focused on increasing profitability and reliability for independent hoteliers. Life House was founded in 2017 as one of the only vertically integrated asset-light hotel companies backed by institutional venture and private equity investors. The company is ambitiously investing in operational systems to make it far more profitable, predictable, and seamless for owners while making the guest experience more reliable for travelers. Today the company has nearly 60 hotels in its portfolio across North America. 

For more information visit www.life-house.com.

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Cinco De Mayo × Santo Spirits

When it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, tequila-based cocktails are the obvious choice. Honor Mexico’s victory with the authentic and bold flavors of Santo Spirit‘s premium Tequilas crafted in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Rocker Sammy Hagar has harnessed his knowledge and experience in the spirits industry and Guy Fieri infuses his extensive culinary experience to create this amazing portfolio of tequilas including the incredibly smooth Blanco, the world’s only Mezquila, the perfectly rested Reposado and the recently launched Single Barrel Reposado.

Spend the holiday sipping on The Classic Santo Margarita, Sammy’s take on the beloved tequila cocktail. Mixed with a splash of Cointreau and ½ oz of Damiana Herb Liqueur, this traditional cocktail is simple and smooth, allowing the bold notes of Santo Blanco to shine. The full and complex notes in taste are complimented by earthy, white pepper and citrus aromas. Enjoy with or without a salt rim or blend with ice for a perfect poolside libation. 

Guy Fieri created his take on the cult favorite spicy margarita with the Santo Caliente Margarita. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet, this cocktail also includes fresh cilantro leaves for an herbaceous kick that will transport you straight to the beaches of Mexico. Guy recommends substituting the salt rim with his Rojo Rim recipe for even more intensity. You can find the full recipe HERE.

The Classic Santo Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Santo Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Salt
  • ½ oz of Damiana Herb Liqueur (Optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon agave or simple syrup (Optional)

Method:

Mix all ingredients except the salt in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with salted rim.

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Guy Fieri Exclusive Preview

The beloved Guy Fieri teamed up with Chef Lorena Garcia to cultivate a rich night full of top-quality food and company at the exclusive preview of Santo Blanco 110 and Knuckle Sandwich Cigars at CHICA Miami.

The event was held in celebration for Fieri’s brand-new edition to his line of tequilas known as Santo Spirits. The announcement of the upcoming Spring Launch of Santo Blanco 110 joins as the newest expression to the slick, daring line.

The night kicked off with rounds of classic and signature versions of Latin American dishes. Guests were served with Fieri’s signature cocktails that sported tequila Santo Spirits, consisting of drinks like the Santo Smoky Paloma, the Coconut Margarita and even the Classic Caliente Margarita.

Ending the night off strong, Fieri declared his additional new project Knuckle Sandwich Cigars in partnership with Fieri’s dear friend Erik Espinosa. Guests were given new samples of the cigars to enjoy.

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sipMARGS × National Margarita Day

Next Tuesday won’t be any regular Taco Tuesday because February 22nd is National Margarita Day and sipMARGS is here to make celebrating the day a whole lot easier! Instead of going through the hassle of trying to create the perfect margarita, why not just crack open a can for that same great taste!  

Packed with more flavor than a hard seltzer, sipMARGS is your new favorite low-calorie, low sugar, and low carbs can. Available for purchase directly on the site and in-store in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, this tequila lover’s dream comes in four delicious flavors: Classic, Coconut, Mango, and Mezcal. 

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 a big tropical flavor.  

Mango 

The sweet, fruity taste of luscious mangoes are at the front and center with sipMARGS Mango margarita.  They are 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.

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Super Bowl Sips

The big game is coming this year, and the pressure is on. No one knows how the game will progress and who takes home the trophy. No one knows which city will sing its praises and which will go to bed defeated. The only thing we know is the best cocktails to drink to calm the nerves. 360 has compiled a list of the best cocktails for The Super Bowl.  

Game Time Decision

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. 1800 Blanco (Drizly, ReserveBar)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. agave syrup
  • .5 oz Agavero orange

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake and serve over ice in a rocks glass Garnish with an orange peel.

2 Minute Drill

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. 1800 Cristalino (Drizly, ReserveBar)
  • 3 oz. sparkling grapefruit soda
  • Salt for garnish 
  • Grapefruit for garnish 

Directions: Pour 1800 Cristalino over ice and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a pinch of salt and a slice of grapefruit.

Runyon Canyon Ranch Water

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. 1800 Cristalino (Drizly, ReserveBar)
  • .25 oz. fresh lime juice
  • .25 oz. agave syrup
  • 1.5 oz chilled sparkling water
  • 2 fresh cucumber ribbons
  • Grapefruit for garnish 
  • Tajín seasoning for garnish 

Directions: Combine 1800 Cristalino, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, cucumber slices and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into Collins glass with Tajín rim and cucumber ribbon draped around the inside. Top with sparkling water and grapefruit zest.

Stoli Sweetheart Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts Stoli®️  Premium (ReserveBar)
  • .05 parts Agave syrup
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • 2 tea-spoon mascarpone cheese
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • Cocoa powder

Directions: Combine Stoli , espresso, coffee liqueur, mascarpone cheese and agave syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly for a consistent foam. Strain into a frozen martini glass, top with cocoa powder and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Pink Grapefruit Shandy

By: Chef Brad Kent

Ingredients:

  • 1-12 oz wheat beer
  • 6 oz pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup (optional) 

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a tall glass and enjoy

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INDOGGO Long Beach Lemonade

Hip-hop legend, Grammy Award-winning rapper and founder of INDOGGO® Gin, Snoop Dogg will be performing at this year’s Superbowl Halftime Show and INDOGGO®’s Long Beach Lemonade is the perfect game day cocktail!

Ready, Set, Drink! All of America will be tuned in to watch the big game—but this year’s halftime performance is going to be one of the best of all time, and we have the perfect cocktail to enjoy this Superbowl Sunday! A star-studded lineup of Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and none other than the California legend himself, Snoop Dogg, will hit the stage on February 13th for a show like no other. The Long Beach native created his premium flavored Gin right here in the Golden State so it’s only fitting that you celebrate with the king of Cali’s Gin ‘n Juice… Snoop Dogg style!

After maintaining his place in the public spotlight for over 25 years, the entertainment mogul ventured out into creating his own spirits brand with the mission of making a gin that exemplifies a laidback California lifestyle that is easy to mix, easy to drink, and hard to forget. Combine the strawberry flavored Gin with fresh lemonade, ice cubes, and lemon garnishes to kick off your Super Bowl Sunday and watch the Doggfather perform his greatest hits alongside some of the most legendary names in music!

Long Beach Lemonade

  • 2 oz. INDOGGO®
  • 6 oz. Fresh Lemonade
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon Slices

Add INDOGGO and lemonade to a glass and stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.  

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New Port Cocktails

This February will be an exciting time for sports with the Beijing Winter Olympics being held from February 4-20, and the Super Bowl on February 13. Readers may be hosting watch parties, which tend to last for hours beyond the events themselves, so playing the long game when it comes to imbibing is a real pro-move. These low-ABV Port Cocktail ideas are all easy, convenient, and make great food pairings to the sports spreads we know and love.

Taylor Fladgate Chip Dry and Tonic Cans – (5.5% ABV; SRP $17.99 for a 4-pack of 250ml cans)

As a great low-ABV alternative to beer, this ready-to-drink Port cocktail is perfect right out of the can and delicious with Super Bowl favorites such as guac & chips, wings, and pizza.

Croft Pink and Tonic Cans – (5.5% ABV; SRP $17.99 for a 4-pack of 250ml cans)

Another low-ABV ready-to-drink cocktail, the newly launched Croft Pink and Tonic cans have bright citrus and red fruit flavors that are great with shrimp cocktail and the ketchup that goes along with pigs in a blanket.

Fonseca Bin 27 Porto Reserva  – (20% ABV, SRP $19.99)

Whether you’re parked on the couch watching Olympic ice hockey or ski jumping, the Bin 27 Martini is a ridiculously easy three-ingredient complement to brunch, nachos, and chili.

Combine two parts Bin 27, one part vodka, and a splash of cranberry juice into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a martini cocktail glass.

About Port Wine

Port Wine is wine only produced in the Douro region of Portugal. It’s a fortified wine, meaning it has spirits added to it, in this case, grape spirits. Port wine is thus heavier and sweeter than other wines and contains 19-20% alcohol compared to other wines, being 8-12% alcohol.