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Jameson x National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is just about upon us, and no one is celebrating the way Jameson Cold Brew is celebrating.

Using Brazilian and Colombian beans, Jameson Cold Brew combines triple distilled Jameson and their own cold brew coffee in one drink. Whiskey and coffee have come together for perfect drink for everyone who loves both.

If you’re planning on celebrating National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, these cocktail recipes might be able to help.

Jameson Cold Brew Coffee Colada

For the Jameson Cold Brew Coffee Colada, you’ll want to take:

-1.5 parts Jameson Cold Brew

-4 parts coconut sparking water

-Dash of Angostura Bitters

-Lime Garnish

You then combine all of the ingredients over ice and add the lime garnish.

Jameson + Cola

For the Jameson + Cola, you’ll want to take:

-1 Part Jameson® Cold Brew

-2 Parts Cola

-Orange Twist

Just combine the Jameson® Cold Brew and the Cola, garnish with the orange twist and enjoy!

Jameson Cold Brew retails for $23.99.

D’USSE & VIDE Labor Day Cocktails

Enjoy this Labor Day weekend and the end of summer, by whipping up some delicious homemade cocktails. It doesn’t have to be complicated! With D’USSE liquor or a VIDE vodka soda (or both), and some ingredients from your fridge, you can curate refreshing and delicious cocktails that’ll end your summer with a bang. Whether you’re having a small gathering in your backyard, bringing some cocktails to the beach or enjoying a nice summer sunset, these seasonal sips for Labor Day Weekend are easy to make and sure to be delicious.

D’USSE Curated Cobbler

Ingredients:

–          1 ½ parts D’USSE VSOP

–          ¾ part Orange Curaçao

–          1 lemon wedge

–          1 lime wedge

–          1 orange wedge

–          2 fresh strawberries

–          Mint sprig to garnish

–          Cherry to garnish

Method:

In a shaker muddle lemon, lime, orange and strawberries. Add D’USSE VSOP, Orange Curaçao and ice into a shaker.  Shake and strain into an ice filled rocks glass.  Garnish with an orange slice, mint sprig, and cherry.

VIDE Watermelon Cocktail

Ingredients:

–          2-3 Frozen Watermelon Chunks (cut into cubes)

–          1 Watermelon VIDE can

–          1 Lime

–          Mint to garnish

Method:

Place frozen watermelon chunks in glass, pour Watermelon VIDE on top. Squeeze 1/4th of a lime into glass and stir. Place mint leaf and fresh lime wedge to garnish.

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Mike Piazza Launches TRUE Vodka

Today, Mike Piazza launches TRUE Vodka, his bespoke Italian-made vodka brand, in collaboration with GrapeStars, the one-stop shop for celebrity wine and spirits. Piazza is a former baseball player with the NY Mets, and is a Hall of Famer for his time as a player with them.

Piazza is bringing TRUE Vodka to consumers as a nod to his Italian heritage, something he’s always wanted to honor in a big way. Consumers nationwide will have first-time access to enjoy TRUE Vodka at home and have it delivered directly to their doorsteps with the ease of GrapeStars, the exclusive retailer for TRUE Vodka.

RUE Vodka is made from mixed rye and wheat grains from Italy and uses specially purified water from the springs of Tuscany, making it incredibly smooth. The high-quality vodka is produced by a seven times distillation process by legendary supplier of spirits, Caffo, in the Distelleria Friulia. TRUE Vodka has been awarded the prestigious gold medal for best bottle design at the FESPA awards in 2017 and has been picked 9 out of 10 times in blind taste tests against other leading premium vodka brands.

“Mike Piazza hit many majestic home runs in a Mets uniform as part of his Hall of Fame career, and Mike is hitting another home run with True Vodka,” stated Mets Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Lou DePaoli.

“I have been a long-time Mike Piazza fan and cannot overstate how thrilled we are to team up with him. Bringing TRUE Vodka into his fans’ homes is a huge milestone for GrapeStars and we’re extremely proud to be part of the TRUE Vodka journey,” shared GrapeStars Co-Founder and CEO, Jean-Jean Pelletier.

TRUE Vodka embraces Italian craftsmanship is and produced by a seven times distillation process in Caffo’s Distelleria Friulia. To learn more about the premium vodka, tune into The GrapeStars Podcast interview with Mike Piazza

Watermelon illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Celebrate National Watermelon Day on Monday August 3rd, with a fun quarantine cocktail. Watermelon inspired cocktail recipes below will refresh your summer day!

D’USSE Watermelon Spritz

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts D’USSE VSOP
  • 0.5 part Aperol
  • 2 parts fresh watermelon juice
  • 0.5 part simple syrup
  • 0.5 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 part Sparkling Wine

Garnish

  • ​Watermelon ball skewer & orange peel

Method

Add D’USSE, Aperol, watermelon juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into an ice filled wine glass.  Top with Sparkling Wine.  Garnish with a watermelon ball skewer and orange peel.

JAJA Pink Panther

Ingredients

  •  2 parts JAJA Tequila Blanco
  • 3.5 parts Watermelon Juice (or 3 chunks of muddled watermelon)
  • 1 small slice of Jalapeño (can be omitted)
  •  0.5 part Simple Syrup

Garnish

  • Slice of watermelon & lime

Method

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake hard. Strain into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with a slice of watermelon and a lime. 

VIDE Watermelon Vodka Soda

VIDE is a conveniently packaged, pre-mixed vodka soda with a hint of natural fruit flavor that comes in two varieties: Cranberry and Watermelon. Made with only three ingredients, VIDE is crisp, refreshing, and light! The 5% ABV beverage is 99 calories, gluten-free, and contains zero sugar or zero carbs.

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JAJA Tequila illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

JAJA-peño Margarita

With National Tequila Day (July 24th) around the corner, celebrate with a new cocktail from JAJA Tequila called the JAJA-peño Margarita! 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz JAJA Blanco
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Agave Syrup
  • 2 Jalapeño slices

Garnish

  • ​Rounded Lime

Method

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice to chill the mixture and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a rounded lime and serve!

Pronounced “HA HA,” JAJA was founded in 2018 by brothers Maurice and Elliot Tebele and their childhood friend Martin Hoffstein, with the mission of creating a fun, modern and authentic luxury tequila. Soon after they expanded their team to include Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of the DJ duo The Chainsmokers as Co-Owners of the brand. All the products in JAJA’s portfolio are produced using slow non-industrial methods at a heritage distillery led by a group of distillers who have over fifty years of experience in the industry. JAJA’s three varieties (Blanco, Reposado and Añejo) are all available nationwide. Priced between $34.99 – $52.99. 

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Ravel Hotel Opens 

The trendy, modern Ravel Hotel has opened its outdoor dining spaces for summer 2020, including its brand new Greek Garden Rooftop restaurant, Perivóli, and iconic rooftop pool, Profundo, adhering to COVID-19 sanitation guidelines and at 50% capacity.

This summer, Ravel will be partnering with Vestibular Diagnostics PA (based in Rochelle Park, NJ) to provide private COVID-19 testing for all guests with a reservation, creating a safe haven for families and friends. Before entering all outdoor dining spaces, all guests must comply with test-taking, and test negative before they will be allowed in the area. Testing center is open 7 days a week. The Ravel Hotel is the only hospitality company in NYC that is providing COVID-19 testing for all staff and guests.

A brand new concept launching this summer, the Greek-inspired garden rooftop will transport New Yorkers and guests to the Greek Islands with fresh Mediterranean cuisine from Executive Chef Seth Levine. Dishes like Grilled Octopus and Branzino will be available ala carte in the garden, and small bites, refreshing summer cocktails, and more will be available poolside at Perivóli’s adjacent luxury rooftop pool, Profundo. Perivóli will also be providing disposable menus with QR codes for safe and reduced contact services.

Luxury pool lounge (adjacent to Perivóli) where guests can explore an aquatic sanctuary in the heart of Long Island City featuring custom cocktails, premium poolside food, floating mirror globes, and poolside DJ’s day and night. Between each session, Profundo is deep cleaned over a two-hour period to prepare for the Sunset Session. Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon for 2 sessions (reservation only) 12PM to 5PM (Daytime Session) 7PM – 12AM (Sunset Session).

Ravel Hotel is a Long Island City boutique hotel that overlooks the East River and Roosevelt Island. Crowning the Ravel Hotel is the 10,000 square foot newly redesigned and renovated outdoor dining and entertainment space which houses Profundo Pool, the newly opened Perivóli Greek Garden Rooftop Restaurant, and The Penthouse rooftop restaurant and lounge overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Ravel Hotel’s all-weather retractable rooftops overlooking the East River and Manhattan skyline make the unique property a hotspot for neighborhood dining, special events and private parties, beautiful weddings, and more.

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AIRE Rooftop Lounge Reopens

Chicago’s rooftop lounge, AIRE, opens on this week with artisan cocktails, shareable plates and top notch views.

AIRE, one of Chicago’s hottest and most sensational rooftop decks, located on the 24th floor of Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, announced today it will open on Tuesday, July 7.

“There’s nothing like summer in Chicago and we are excited to start the season off right for our guests,” said Karen McGuigan, Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago General Manager. “This summer may look a little bit different, but we are thrilled to offer the same amazing views and experiences to our guests.”

While soaking up the views, guests may also enjoy the striking new mural which AIRE debuted in the summer of 2019. The mural was designed and created by Onur, an internationally acclaimed artist known in the street art scene for his futuristic and experimental painting techniques. Curated by Beauty & Brawn, this vintage inspired piece is meant to immerse viewers in a dream-like “vignette.”

In addition to beautiful artwork and city views, AIRE will continue serving hand-crafted cocktails, shareable plates, and local craft beers, making it the perfect spot for happy hour meals and socially distant get-togethers.

With its central location, dramatic 360-degree view and contemporary décor, AIRE’s unmatched urban atmosphere is at the peak of summer downtown destinations. Taking Chicago’s unpredictable weather into account, AIRE features open fireplaces for cool nights and umbrellas for shade on summer days. Day or night, be sure to check out socially distant happy hours at AIRE.

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Bastille Day Gourmet Tasting Kit

With Bastille Day just around the corner, Francophiles are getting ready to celebrate Le Quatorze Juillet in true Parisienne style. To help you join in on France’s most festive fête from the comfort of your home, beloved French liqueur brand St-Germain and NYC-based Gastronome Catering have teamed up to design an exclusive gourmet tasting kit, Menu du Quatorze Juillet, scheduled to launch on July 14 (details below).

While New Yorkers have started slowly venturing out since the Phase 2 reopening last month, the vast majority have realized the truth of the matter – apartment dining will not be going away any time soon. But preparing a meal for two doesn’t have to be a laborious chore. In fact, quite the opposite. The deluxe Bastille Day tasting kit – created by St-Germain and Gastronome whose high-profile clientele includes Fendi, Alice & Olivia, One King’s Lane, Tribeca Film Festival and Mark Cross to name a few – offers a 4-star tasting experience in the comfort of our homes.

Available for purchase through August 14, the kit will be equipped with everything you need to enjoy an elevated evening – including a Drizly code for the ingredients to make a St-Germain Spritz cocktail, paired with a Parisian-inspired tasting menu from award-winning chef Alex Ureña (bio below). This collaboration is an extension of the St-Germain Moment du Jour social initiative that aims to inspire creativity, elevate daily rituals and design special moments in people’s daily lives at this time.

ABOUT ST-GERMAIN MOMENT DU JOUR

In collaboration with a collective of lifestyle experts and local bartenders from around the country, The St-Germain Moment Du Jour platform offers a series of lifestyle tips — spanning culture, gastronomy, style, and home décor — and cocktail pairings to help inspire creativity and design special moments in our daily lives. The program brings together local artisans and bartenders, who have been impacted in these challenging times, to share weekly tips on the St-Germain Instagram.

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Independence Day D’USSE Cocktails

D’USSE Cognac should be top-of-mind for the Fourth of July holiday. Below is the cocktail recipe for a refreshing summer sipper that’s perfect to make this Independence Day weekend, called the D’USSE Watermelon Spritz.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts D’USSE VSOP
  • 0.5 part Aperol
  • 2 parts fresh watermelon juice
  • 0.5 part simple syrup
  • 0.5 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 part Sparkling Wine

Garnish

  • ​Watermelon ball skewer & orange peel

Method

Add D’USSE, Aperol, watermelon juice, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into an ice filled wine glass.  Top with Sparkling Wine.  Garnish with a watermelon ball skewer and orange peel.

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Bertie’s Bear Gulch

4th of July Cocktails

Looking for the perfectly refreshing cocktails to sip while watching the fireworks this Fourth of July? Bertie’s Bear Gulch offers the perfect whiskey and bourbon for your summer cocktails! From thyme, to blackberries, to prosecco, here are three delicious and unique drinks to enjoy poolside this weekend.

Bertie’s Berry Smash

  • 2 ounces Bertie’s Bear Gulch whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon
  • 3/4 ounce thyme syrup
  • 4 drops Fee Brother’s orange bitters
  • 2 strawberries (sliced & muddled)
  • Strawberry for garnish
  • Thyme for garnish

Skinny Liberty Amaretto Sour

  • 1.5 oz of Bertie’s Bear Gulch Bourbon
  • 1 oz of Amaretto Liquor
  • 2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz of agave syrup

Bertie’s Bramble

  • 1.25 oz Saint Liberty Bertie’s Bear Gulch Bourbon
  • .5 oz fresh Yuzu or lemon juice
  • .75 Blackberry syrup
  • 2 oz Prosecco
  • 2 Fresh or frozen blackberries for garnish
Bertie’s Bear Gulch, 360 Magazine
Bertie’s Bear Gulch, 360 Magazine