The Underground, Chicago’s Most Iconic Nightclub Reopens July 16
The popular venue breaks fifteen months of COVID closure to usher in a new era for Chicago’s post-pandemic social scene into an unprecedented fifteenth year!
Fifteen years ago, The Underground Chicago was founded by pioneering entrepreneur Billy Dec and the Underground Family as a subterranean shelter to protect the city’s elevated nightlife and entertainment community. This space was created to preserve creative expression in music, cocktails, fashion, art and design. Its status is one of the most sought-after nightlife hotspots, with performances by John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Common, Kanye West, Ludacris, and Nelly. The Underground Chicago has also hosted special appearances by Justin Bieber, Usher, LaBron James, David Beckham, Will.I.Am, Miley Cyrus, and countless others. The Underground Chicago’s presence as one of the most celebrated nightclubs in the nation has never wavered, with accolades ranging from the Chicago Tribune (“No. 1 Celebrity Spot”) and Cosmopolitan (“One of the Sexiest Places in the World”) to Victoria’s Secret (“Chicago’s Sexiest Bar/Nightclub”) and Entertainment Weekly (“Hottest Nightclub”). The Underground Chicago also received the Concierge Favorites Award in 2020 for being one of the top “Nightlife Destinations” in Chicago.
After a 15-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Underground’s reopening over the weekend of July 16-17 heralds the return of Chicago’s nightlife. “The COVID pandemic has wiped out many live music and nightclub venues across the country,” says Dec. “Historically, nightclubs have had a pivotal role in cultural evolution. The Underground family fought to stay alive and reopen because we see it as a major responsibility—it’s our duty to elevate our community platform so people can come together to celebrate music, fashion, dance, art and design. After an unprecedented and impactful run, we look forward to constantly elevating and innovating our industry and The Underground experience fueled with excitement, creativity, service and positive energy.”
Just as the country’s emergence from the influenza pandemic of 1918 brought about the Roaring Twenties, Dec and the Underground team are launching a secret new sister venue inspired by the Roaring 20’s called The Underground Cocktail Club. Set to open Lollapalooza weekend, the cocktail club will be housed in the same building as The Underground, but with a separate entrance. This new club will evoke an elevated feel of the 20s with an explosion of color and a heightened focus on cocktails and live performance with a 1920’s decorated stage over and behind the bar. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.
On Friday, July 16, The Underground Chicago will host dance tracks by DJ A-Trak. (DJ A-Trak was Kanye West’s original tour DJ, was named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and has been called the Global Ambassador of DJ Culture, appearing on the covers of Billboard and Complex magazines).
On Saturday, July 17 Select Model Management will host a Summer Soiree. Doors open at 10 PM. For Table Reservations, please visit HERE/Reservations.
Billy Dec is a two-time Emmy Award-winning TV personality, actor, attorney and serial entrepreneur. Dec is the Founder/CEO of celebrated businesses like Sunda New Asian Restaurants and Underground nightclub, as well as cutting-edge advertising agency COACT and HR firm HR Pro, both built on aggregating top independent talent in their respective industries. Dec can regularly be seen on NBC’s TODAY Show, acting in films and on TV shows like Criminal Minds and Empire, and hosting his own podcast “The Meal of Your Life!” He is hosting/producing a new documentary for PBS called Food Roots, which he recently shot in his mother’s 7,641 native islands of the Philippines. Dec is a Chicago-Kent College of Law and Harvard Business School alum. He was a presidential appointee for five years, serving on the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and the White House Bullying Prevention Task Force. Dec has served on many local committees, boards and commissions to serve the community, and recently donated and distributed more than 5,000 meals to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more HERE.
“I am thrilled to partner with DSW so I can show people how to get that designer look without the designer price tag.” – Chrishell Stause on her collaboration with DSW.
We got the opportunity to celebrate Chrishell Stause and herDSW curated collection last night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. Decked out in the Mix No.6 Mesha Sandal from her collaboration with the brand, the Selling Sunset star was joined by celebrities and influencers including Katrina Bowden, Amanda Stanton, Ashley Wahler and more.
Guests admired the new collection at the carnival-themed cocktail party as they posed for photos at the shoe wall, played ring toss (where Chrishell saw us win a teddy bear!) and indulged in specialty cocktails and light bites. The cotton candy bar was also a fan favorite, and constantly had a line forming. The candy floss was shaped into funky animal shapes such as an elephants, unicorns, and even just fun rainbow swirls! Personally, the claw machine was the go-to hot spot. Reminiscent of carnivals and arcades, it was set up with $25–$100 gift cards and socks as consolation prizes; even if you didn’t win a gift card, you’d want to at least go home with some socks (guilty as charged).
Known for her feminine, fun, and flirty style, Chrishell ensured her curated collection was fashionable without sacrificing function– offering trendy as well as timeless options, and a touch of her signature sparkle. “I feel like we finally get to go out again and dress up. And so, I really wanted to have fun and pick colorful pieces that really reflect the summertime and just, you know, summer fun and color,” Stause told FN.
Within the collection, Stause picked a range of styles from slides to sneakers and strappy heeled sandals. The pieces are available on DSW’s ecommerce site and in all 500 stores! The curated capsule collections consist of footwear and accessories that will bring back high wattage glamour in a big way this summer.
We also got the chance to exchange a couple of words with Chrishell herself. She talked a little bit about wanting to be comfortable and having fun in whatever she wears, especially since we haven’t been able to do much in the past year. P.S.: She is so super sweet!
Not only were we served delicious hors d’oeuvres, but there were also classic sliders and truffle fries available (who can resist a good truffle?), as well as amazing Oreo ice-cream to perfectly end the evening. And we were even gifted a Shiraleah Ombre Lucia Tote goodie bag each to go home with! Perfect for the summer and so easy to pair with everything.
Click here to purchase Chrishell’s curated pieces.
Featuring All-You-Can-Eat Tacos and Cocktail for $25, Tequila and Mezcal Flights, Margarita Flight Samplers, and More…
Santa Monica’s Premier Cocktail Bar & Taqueria , Lanea is celebrating Father’s Day with All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Tacos and a cocktail for only $25, Tequila and Mezcal Flights, and their handcrafted Margarita Flight Sampler available for dine-in or take out. This Father’s Day, take dad to the beach for award-winning tacos and a selection of over 400 hand-selected tequila and mezcals on Sunday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m .
Lanea’s Brunch Street Tacos include: Huevos Con Chorizo (scrambled eggs, queso, spicy pork sausage), Huevos Con Bacon ( scrambled eggs, queso, bacon bits), Huevos Con Sausage (scrambled eggs, queso, sausage link bits), Huevos Con Veggie (scrambled eggs, queso, sauteed spinach and mushrooms), Huevos Con Queso (scrambled eggs, queso), and Huevos Con Beyond Meat (scrambled eggs, queso, beyond meat with Petra’s seasonings). All of Lanea’s Brunch Street Tacos are handmade to order on 100% gluten-free corn tortillas.
Wash down the All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Tacos with one of Lanea’s several Tequila and Mezcal Flights or Margarita Flight Sampler . With an extensive selection of over 400 hand-selected mezcals and tequilas, Lanea’s Tequila and Mezcal Flights range in price from $29-$185 and include the Luis Luis Luis ( Alipus San Luis Del Rio, Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio, Nuestra Soledad San Luis Del Rio), Midlife Crisis ( Fortaleza Reposado, Siembra Valles Reposado, Siete Leguas Reposado) , My Two Moms ( Del Maguey Madrecuixe, Rey Campero Madre Cuishe, El Jolgorio Cuixe) , Mixed Feelings ( Real Minero Largo/Espadin, Rey Campero Blend of 3, Vago Ensamble en Barro ), Steve Bruele’s Endorsement ( Alipus Ancestral, Laocura Tobasiche, Siembra Valles Ancestral) , Wild at Heart ( Del Maguey Wild Papalome, Real Minero Tobala, Rey Campero Sierra Negra) , Pechuga-chuga-choo-choo Don Mateo Pechuga, El Jolgorio Pechuga, Lalocura Pechuga) , Bubbles & Boujee ( Casamigos Anejo, Don Julio 1942, Jose Cuervo Reserva de Familia, Sparkling Water) , How Much is Too Much? ( El Tesoro Paradiso, Rey Sol Extra Anejo, Siembra Valles Elisa Extra Anejo) , and The Big Dirty ( Fuenteseca 21yr, Tres,Cuatro, Cinco, Clase Azul Anejo) .
Don’t forget to try one of Lanea’s 13 signature cocktails for dine-in or pick up a 4-pack of Thirst Trap canned cocktails for $20 and head to the beach, including their popular Spicy Margarita (JAJA Tequila, Habanero Honey, Fresh Lime), Picante Coast Highway (Nosotros Blanco, passionfruit, ginger, habanero honey, citrus), SOCALienta Margarita (Cazadores Blanco, Thai Chili, Serrano, Habanero Honey, Pineapple, Citrus), Surfin’ Sandia (Grey Goose Vodka, Red Bull Watermelon, Chareau), Rose Quartz (Vodka, Jasmine Flower, Hibiscus, Rosewater, Honey, Citrus), Paloma (JAJA Tequila, Grapefruit Tonic, Aperol), and Watermelon.Sugar.High (Bacardi Rum, Strega, Watermelon Juice, Fresh Lime).
Lanea has plenty of outdoor seating and extra protective barriers creating an exclusive feel for patrons. On weekends, you can also dine outside on their satellite dining area on Third Street Promenade in front of the Apple Store. Lanea is located at 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA, and is open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.
Lanea is now open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays, and DJs spinning on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8 p.m.
The first of its kind, The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book is your go-to resource for transforming your favorite alcoholic seltzers into deliciously fun cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of Truly, White Claw, Vizzy, or Bud Light Seltzer, there’s something for everyone with these easy-to-make recipes, including Aperol Spritz-o-Clock, Fizzy Fuzzy Navels, Watermelon Sugar Slushy, Millennial Cosmo, Fizzier French 75, Summer in the City Manhattan. Truly LIIT (Long Island Iced Tea), Lemon Drop It Like It’s Hot, Lost in the Jungle Juice and much more!
Author Casie Vogel, a self-declared lover of all things carbonated, is sharing her expertise to help you make every season hard-seltzer season. “At 4 to 6 percent alcohol content, it’s an easy beverage to imbibe any time of day. But sometimes you have to take it up a notch…or several,” she said. “What’s the right ratio? What actually tastes like a cocktail, doesn’t skimp, but also doesn’t immediately send you to blackout town? Well, my friend, that is where my help comes in. The recipes are dangerously delicious and designed to get the party going, whether it’s a Friday night pregame or your next big party—or if it’s just been a tough day (girl, you do you). Instead of that next round of probably (always) regrettable tequila shots, pick up this book and let’s get bubbly.”
The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book offers everything you need to add a little snap, sparkle, and pop to your favorite cocktails.
As the weather in Mendocino warms up, with sunny days and starry nights, hiking and camping are at their peak, organic gardens are bursting with goodness, bees are buzzing around copious blooms, outdoor dining is all the rage, and indoor pampering goes to another level. This Spring and Summer, an array of gracious inns on the Coast and a heritage campsite in the redwoods will launch new guest offerings, while exciting changes are afoot at the Skunk Train, one of the County’s most popular attractions.
In June, the much-lauded Brewery Gulch Inn will begin offering a CBD package for guests that includes a CBD massage for two, a welcome amenity basket, and a private consultation with a cannabis expert to determine what CBD product is best for the guests’ personal health and wellness needs (Pricing and full details have not been fully confirmed yet, so stay tuned!). And because spring is a time of growth, the Inn is adding the planting of a redwood tree to their Celtic Handfasting Vow Renewal ceremony, as a real and growing symbol of a couple’s everlasting commitment. The thousands-of-years-old tradition of Celtic Handfasting is a moving way to seal a compact of forever love. A celebrant helps craft a memorable interlude in a serene setting, and the ceremony includes a photographer, flowers, a Celtic pastry, and sparkling wine for $1,300. The Brewery Gulch Inn is an arts and crafts gem fashioned from eco-harvested recycled redwood. Their 10 romantic rooms overlook wild and wonderful Smuggler’s Cove and the mighty Pacific. The thoughtfully appointed rooms feature all the amenities of a first-class hotel, including plush Sferra linens, gas fireplaces, and comfy throws. Full-time Executive Chef Stephen Smith prepares a complimentary daily cooked-to-order breakfast for all guests, as well as an array of delectable appetizers during the nightly Wine Hour, using locally sourced and organic ingredients.
Iconic Little River Inn is taking advantage of the warming weather and planting their very own garden to supply fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs for Executive Chef Marc Dym’s award-winning restaurant. A sampling of items grown will include heirloom tomatoes, specialty greens and Costata Romanesco zucchini (perfect for summer grilling)! They also plan to pickle and preserve some of this precious bounty for guests to take home with them. Later this Spring, Little River Inn will start construction on an ocean-view seating area in front of the property, with a fire pit and small tables, for a casual seafood shack-like experience. And in keeping with the theme of re-invention, their most popular oceanfront Van Damme rooms are getting a refresh. The historic Inn has been in the same family for five generations and generations of families return each year to delight in this luxurious home away from home. In addition to their chef-driven restaurant, the Inn boasts a nine-hole Audubon-certified golf course, professional tennis courts and a day spa. Perfect for the whole family (and pet-friendly as well), they have 65 guest rooms ranging from the economical to the opulent – all of which have ocean views.
Come summer, the area’s most popular attraction — the Skunk Train – will launch a new a 3.5-mile hiking trail out of their Fort Bragg Depot. The flat, groomed trail runs along the train tracks, and weaves between soaring redwoods and across scenic waterways. After riding the train out to the Glen Blair Junction turn-around point, riders can choose to return to the Fort Bragg depot on foot, and savor the picturesque walk back along the new trail. The Skunk Train is a 135-year-old heritage train line that once moved enormous Redwood trunks to the rugged Mendocino Coast. Today passengers travel along estuaries and over bridges into the heart of the redwoods, through terrain that has remained essentially undisturbed for centuries, including trees that are more than 1,000 years old. Riders can observe deer, blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, turtles – and even the occasional river otter – all from the comfort of their seat or an open-air-car.
The new Spa at Noyo at the stately Noyo Harbor Inn promises an incredibly indulgent idyll. Launching in May, the Spa will offer massages, facials and other spa treatments in a charming setting overlooking Noyo River. Patrons of the Spa will receive 10% off at the restaurant, hotel or gift shop on the day of their treatment. Their restaurant, HarborView Bistro & Bar, features a seasonally changing menu of pre-Prohibition era cocktails and California Coastal Cuisine, including fresh wild-caught fish and herbs and vegetables gathered from their Chef Fabrice Jean-Pierre Dubuc’s garden. The new Spring cocktail list includes many unique offerings, such as the Mendocino Mermaid (El Dorado Demarara White Rum, Blueberry-Lavender Simple Syrup, Guava Purée, Lime Juice and Star Fruit). Meals and libations can now be enjoyed on the Inn’s expansive tented patio with sweeping views over quaint Noyo Harbor to the Pacific beyond. This world-class destination from 1868 has refurbished and updated rooms throughout, providing spacious comfort while retaining some of the exquisite features left by the Norwegian shipbuilders who embellished the inn. Many of the elegantly furnished rooms have fireplaces, soaking tubs, and private balconies.
The bees are abuzz at The Inn at Newport Ranch! The Ranch has big plans for the honey from the five new hives, including using it in their bakery and in the cheese course served nightly at dinner. The new arrivals are happily buzzing around the extensive organic gardens, promising delicious treats to come. At The Inn at Newport Ranch, they are all about sustainable agriculture and stewardship of their land. Denizens of the Ranch have just planted 3,500 new redwood trees with 500 additional trees set aside for guests to plant when they take an inspirational and educational UTV tour of the property. They are also expanding their regenerative ranching practices and minimizing their carbon footprint to ensure their 2,100 pristine acres will be unspoiled for future generations. Guests have exclusive access to this vast property that encompasses virgin redwood forests, grasslands, beaches, and cliffs with 50-mile panoramic views across the Pacific. Executive Chef Adam Stacy – whose résumé includes Michelin-starred restaurants Per Se and Saison – cooks using locally sourced ingredients (much of which comes from their own organic gardens). The Ranch’s interior spaces are designed to enhance the natural beauty of the location and each room is a bespoke masterpiece filled with handcrafted objects and items from the owner’s world travels. Recycled redwood trunks soar to cathedral ceilings, local wines as well as offerings from afar are poured in front of a 20-foot fireplace, and stunning views abound.
Starting in May, the Glendeven Inn & Lodge and its sister property, The Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, will be offering a deluxe private Wine Hour service for two. Guests will get exclusive use of the spacious Farmhouse Lounge, which features a large brick wood-burning fireplace and glorious ocean views. Provided are a bottle of local wine, a charcuterie spread, a loaf of fresh house-made bread, and dessert. In addition, guests have a key to the Lounge for the entire afternoon and evening on the day they’ve reserved. The experience is $150 per couple. And beginning in June, they’ll offer an interactive art exhibition in the gallery. Using a vintage typewriter, guests will be able to memorialize on parchment paper their experiences of the day (all musings will begin with “On This Day….”). The guests can then either take the paper away as a keepsake or pin it on the wall of the gallery for future guests to read and enjoy. Glendeven Inn & Lodge and The Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk are adults-only European-inspired properties encompassing 16 acres total, with easy access to 1,800 acres of state park lands and pristine nature reserve trails. Surrounded on three sides by lush Van Damme State Park, both properties offer beautifully appointed rooms (some with dramatic ocean views) with wood-burning stoves and access to pastures of roaming llamas and colorful chickens. Every morning, a three-course breakfast is delivered in a basket to each room, which includes a dish made with eggs from the Inn’s more than 75 free-range hens.
This July, for the first time ever, people will be able to book a “Weekend in the Woods” at Camp Navarro. Previously, this secret hideaway under the redwoods was only available for private events and festivals. Now, guests can book select weekends in July, August or October (Thursday through Sunday nights; minimum three-night stay) at this ideal version of a nostalgic summer camp. Guests can choose from a variety of cozy cabins, deluxe glamping teepees or East Coast-style three-sided Adirondack cabins. Lodging includes daily activities, access to nature trails, lawn games and nightly campfires and s’mores. Revel in hiking, games, and gazing at the stars – or find a hammock under the perfect tree and just take it all in. Hearkening back to a traditional camp, guests must bring their own bedding, although down bedding rentals are available if guests forget anything. Situated in the lush wine country of Northern California’s Anderson Valley, Camp Navarro comprises over 200 acres of ancient forest nestled along the Navarro River and bisected by Neefus Creek. They offer gourmet cuisine (guests will sign up for a Meal Plan at the time of booking to cover breakfasts and dinners), and world class local beer and wine, as well as a staff that caters to guests’ needs, meticulous accommodations, and hand-built redwood-milled outdoor showers, allowing guests to be as rustic as they choose while communing with nature in its purest form.
The businesses above have all been self-certified to host visitors to the utmost safety standards and strictest cleaning protocols, above and beyond what is mandated by the Mendocino County Public Health Office. Masks must be worn in the county when not eating and drinking and people are asked to stay six feet away from anyone not in their household group.
Your home should be the place you are most comfortable. On top of that, if you’re the kind of person who loves to entertain guests, you want your home to be a place where others can not only be comfortable but have a memorable experience. Here are three things you can do to create a home where you can maximize entertaining others or simply allow yourself to really unwind.
1. Audio Is Everything
When you think of an entertaining event, is it possible to think of one that’s totally silent? One reason people love seeing movies in theaters is because the surround-sound audio seems larger than life. When you attend concerts, nothing gets your blood pumping quite like feel the bass resonating in your chest cavity. Whether you aim to entertain with a great home theater or with quality parties, your home audio Nashville must be top-notch. Watching movies is one thing; experiencing them is another.
2. Drinks Must Be on-Hand
Any good event has interesting drinks available. That doesn’t even mean they have to be alcoholic — having a unique craft soda available can add a unique element to a get-together. Make sure the space you’re hosting parties in has drinks nearby. You might want to have a mini-fridge stocked in the basement, or you could even use an everyday cooler. However it’s done, the point is to make sure nobody has to ask for a drink or question where they might be.
3. Lighting Is the Cherry on Top
Going to a friend’s house for some drinks is a party, and parties are great. However, the difference between a party and an event is the ambiance. Imagine going to the exact same event, but their living room has been rearranged and they’ve hung up some interesting lights to create a completely different atmosphere. You are bound to remember that event more than the other everyday parties you’ve attended recently.
You can accomplish unique lighting in many different ways, and most of them are very simple. The easiest is to buy some string lights that simply plug into your outlets. They can easily be hung temporarily and stored for later use — it shouldn’t take any longer than 10 minutes to set them up every time. You can even experiment with using various colored bulbs in your existing fixtures. You don’t have to go crazy, but just doing something a little different will make a big difference.
It doesn’t take much to make a party stand out. If you have a quality sound system, you’ll already be leaps and bounds above the average event that has TV speakers or a run-of-the-mill stereo. Just like going out to eat, your friends will be happy if they never have to ask for a refill on their beverage, and you can really make the event memorable by changing the atmosphere. Don’t think you have to do all of this for other people, though — doing all of these same things for yourself will make for an incredibly relaxing night in.
Armon Hayes is an editor for 360 Magazine and the creative director for Ace of Haze Style of Ace (AOHSOA). 360 Magazine and Armon are reaching out to brands regarding sponsorship opportunities with their companies. On Saturday, June 12th btw 4PM-8PM, his intimate immersive pop-up shop will be reminiscent of a traditional Bronx Bodega, and is a collaborative effort to elevate both brand’s priorities in popular culture and design (PC+D). This creative intersection is the environment in which his team, partners, friends reside and thrive.
This boutique and private shopping experience will be held at the #360TRAP Bronx workspace, with Armon and friends. Space is compatible with all ideas from the imagination. The event will feature #AOHSOA Trunk Pieces and lifestyle choices, specifically designed for consumers to live their best PC+D lifestyle.
Target: 25 appointments, including live/digital/customized orders.
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.
Our signature drink for the night will be the The Remix by INDOGGO® Gin:
Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker, add INDOGGO®, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice cubes. Shake, then strain into a rocks glass, serve with crushed ice.
Participation in the event will take place by invitation only. The guest list was developed using email databases and social tools, and includes relatives, friends and influencers. Visiting appointments will be staggered in increments of 45 minutes each, as the event will follow all COVID-19 precautions as recommended by CDC guidelines. For more information on the event’s scope, please see the Media Kit.
For sponsors, their brand logo will be featured at the event through marketing tools used for social engagement. Swag bags available with purchase. An exclusive selection of my lifestyle choices will be organized and presented to festivalgoers. Sponsors can take part in these levels of participation:
Bronze: Brand can choose to be part of the “Swag with Goods” lifestyle, a must-have gift bag. $249
Gold: Sponsors will have a page built on 360 Magazine’s website and their brand displayed during the event. $475
Platinum: Sponsors will receive a full-page in a forthcoming edition of 360 Magazine. Their brand will be posted to the event, and samples of their product or branded gift cards will be included in the VIP Swags. $789
This summer event will also be the precursor for World Blood Donor Day (6/14) and Armon Hayes’ birthday (6/16). You may RSVP HERE.
Armon looks forward to working with Bodega sponsors as he moves forward.
Isabelle Grace Jewelry creates stunning, timeless pieces of jewelry. These beautiful baubles have been spotted on celebs such as Katherine Heigl, Christina Milian, Danica McKeller and more. Customers can create their one-of-a-kind jewelry by selecting personalized charms, initials, and semi-precious stones. With a wide variety of hair accessories, bracelets, necklaces, rings, and anklets, customers are sure to find their next favorite statement piece.
Zavor Cookwear offers practical kitchenware that has been recommended by “America’s Test Kitchen,” Good Housekeeping, and more! Zavor’s Noir Cookware Collection is durable and retains heat, which allows for even cooking throughout dishes. With quality cookware like the LUX LCD Black multicooker, DUO Pressure cooker, Induction PRO cooktop, and the Crunch Air Fryer Oven, making dinner is easier than ever. At the Bodega, all of the aforementioned products will be auctioned off to guests in a raffle.
All of these cookware pieces are designed to go from the stovetop or oven to an elegant table presentation, without mess or worry. The simple yet modern design offers absolute cook-and-serve convenience. For more information, you can visit Zavors’ website.
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 this summer with our 2021 sip list.
EFFEN® x Allies inArts
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
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. 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.
· 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
.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.
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 OrangePaloma
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.
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 Cognacto 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.
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” Carterand 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.
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.
· 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar in Las Vegas Debuts Caviar and Cocktails for the Modern Traveler
Caviar Tacos, “Worldly” Old Fashioned, and cocktail pairings highlight new experience from The Strip’s most iconic lobby bar
Caviar Tacos and captivating cocktail pairings take center stage at Petrossian Bar’s new epicurean experience at Bellagio Resort & Casino. Along with live piano sounds and views of Dale Chihuly’s “Fiori di Como” over the resort’s bustling lobby, the legendary bar’s evolved menu blends signature components of Las Vegas’ culinary scene with extravagant ingredients to create an approachable way to indulge in the world’s finest spirits and caviar.
“Petrossian Bar has long been heralded as an iconic people-watching destination featuring exceptional caviar, high-end spirits, and tea service,” said Bellagio Executive Chef Wesley Holton. “We took those core elements and world-renowned offerings, then infused them with modern concepts for an engaging lobby bar experience that cannot be found anywhere else.”
A Glimpse into Petrossian Bar’s New Menu
Worldly Old Fashioned: A glass globe transports an international Old Fashioned tableside with Yamazaki 12-Year Japanese Whisky, WhistlePig 10-Year Whiskey, Craigelliache 13-Year Scotch, Demerara Syrup and Angostura Bitters.
Poof!: Encapsulated in a glass of smoke is an exquisite cocktail-pairing experience. Once the smoke dissipates, Poof! reveals a concoction of Bulliet Rye Whiskey, Copper & King Apple Brandy and Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth sitting side-by-side with Duck Confit Croquettes for a smoky and surprising delight to be enjoyed together.
The Bellagio Martini: Exuding elegance with a beautifully shaped ice sphere at the center of the glass, this quintessential vodka-based martini features lemon essence for a splash of citrus to pair with the lavish and edible Ossetra Caviar Cigar.
Caviar Taco: One of the planet’s most opulent and scrumptious tacos features a thin and crispy potato shell filled with layered flavors of Hamachi, lemon, chives and olive oil and then topped with Daurenkie caviar.
Caviar Pie: Crème fraiche and brown butter filling upon a flaky crust create a savory tart garnished with green apples, lemons, and flowers to complement the caviar in this indulgent pie.
Dark Chocolate Caviar: Petrossian Bar’s delectable dessert mimics caviar service through dark chocolate “pearls” presented with Meyer lemon gelee, fresh citrus supremes, Rose champagne sorbet and vanilla chantilly.
In addition to these new signature cocktails and decadent dishes, Petrossian Bar offers an elevated Afternoon Tea experience from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The experience includes freshly baked scones, flavorful desserts, and choice of tea.
Reservations are required at Petrossian Bar. Visit Bellagio online for more information.
As the warm weather is quickly approaching, Cavit Wines’ frozen cocktail recipes are the perfect sip for the spring and summer months! Instead of soaking up the sun with a regular “Frosé,” Cavit wanted to create refreshing recipes that took their Rosé to the next level. Below are three simple and delicious cocktails to quickly whip up in your blender to keep you cool now through the summer.
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.
Tart grapefruit and cranberry juices are blended with ice and Cavit Rosé for a pale, ruby-hued cocktail that will pucker and refresh all at the same time.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
· 5 oz Cavit Rosé
· 3 oz pink grapefruit juice
· 2 oz cranberry juice
· 1 cup ice cubes
Combine Cavit Rosé, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and ice in a blender. Purée until very smooth. Pour in a tall chilled glass. Serve immediately.