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Thanksgiving Cocktails – D’USSE Cognac

With the holiday season in full swing, we want to make sure that you are fully equipped this Thanksgiving with tasty cocktail recipes. Whether you’re entertaining, hosting a virtual dinner with friends and family or just looking for a perfect drink to wind down with. D’USSE Cognac has two fantastic cocktails that are sure to get anyone in the spirit this year.

The festive cocktails include:

  • Media Noche: A twist on the classic espresso martini, the D’USSE Media Noche includes D’USSE VSOP Cognac, Café Bustelo Espresso (chilled), simple syrup, half & half and coconut milk topped off with a coconut rim. This cocktail makes for a perfect dessert drink after a big Thanksgiving meal (of course, for those 21+).
  • Honey & Spice Rock: This unique drink features the luxury D’USSE XO served over a honey & spice infused ice cube, which in time will melt and complement the complex flavors of the cognac. The infused ice cube contains honey, ginger, cinnamon sticks and black peppercorns providing a festive, winter look and taste.

Full recipes can be found below.

MEDIA NOCHE

Glassware: Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac
  • 1 ½ parts Café Bustel Espresso (chilled)
  • ¾ part simple syrup
  • ½ part half & half
  • ½ part coconut milk

Garnish: Toasted coconut rim

Method: Add D’USSE, espresso, simple syrup, half & half and coconut milk into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass.

*Media Noche pictured above

HONEY & SPICE ROCK

Glassware: Rocks

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts D’USSE XO Cognac
  • 1 honey & spice infused ice cube

Method: To make infused ice cube: In an ice mold, add purified or boiled water (cooled), honey water (1 part honey, 1 part water), ginger, cinnamon sticks and black peppercorns. Freeze until solid.

HONEY & SPICE ROCK

HONEY & SPICE ROCK

ABOUT D’USSÉ

D’USSÉ [dew-say] is a bold new expression of Cognac that dares the palate like never before. Born from the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, France, D’USSÉ blends over 200 years of tradition with the inspiration of a passionate Cellar Master who set out to create his own legacy. The result is a uniquely powerful, authentic Cognac that starts off with distinguished intensity and then gives way to a pleasantly smooth, balanced finish. The D’USSÉ Cognac range consists of VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) and XO (Extra Old) qualities.

Bastille Day Cocktail illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

New Malibu Rum X Kahlúa cocktails for you!

Malibu Rum and Kahlúa have festive and refreshing cocktails perfect for any Friendsgiving gathering, virtual Holiday Zoom, or socially distanced New Year’s Eve party.

Malibu

MSRP : $17.99

Malibu Fizz

Ingredients :

  • 1 part Malibu Original
  • 1 part Fresh lime juice
  • 1 part Cranberry juice
  • top up with Sparkling wine
  • Edible glitter

Method :

  • Wet the rim of a glass and dip it in edible glitter (optional).
  • Pour Malibu, lime juice and cranberry juice.
  • Top up with prosecco and enjoy!

Sparkling Pina Colada

Ingredients :

  • 1 ½ parts Malibu Original
  • ½ part Pineapple juice
  • ½ part Coconut cream
  • 3 parts Sparkling wine

Method :

  • Pour all ingredients (except prosecco) into an ice-filled shaker.
  • Shake until cold, pour prosecco into shaker and stir.
  • Strain into a chilled glass and top with a slice of pineapple.

Kahlúa

MSRP: $17.99

Kahlúa Cold Brew Soda

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ parts Kahlúa
  • 1 ½ parts cold brew
  • 3 ½ parts soda

Method: 

  • For this recipe, you’ll need an old jar (or a new one that looks like an old one), or a glass.
  • Fill it up with ice. 
  • Add Kahlúa and cold brew and stir. 
  • Top off with soda.
  • Garnish with lemon or orange wheels.

Latte Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 PART KAHLÚA
  • 1 PART ABSOLUT VODKA
  • 1 PART ESPRESSO
  • 2 PARTS PLANT-BASED MILK
  • GARNISH WITH COFFEE GRINDS

Method:

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add all ingredients.
  • Shake the ingredients until cold.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with coffee grinds.

Holiday Dalgona

Ingredients: 

  • 1 part instant coffee
  • 1 part hot water
  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part Kahlúa
  • Milk of your choice

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine hot water, sugar and instant coffee. User an electric mixer to combine.
  • In a high ball glass add ice, Kahlúa and milk. 
  • Place the whipped coffee mix on top of the Kahlúa and enjoy. 

Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 PART KAHLÚA
  • 1 PART ABSOLUT VODKA
  • 1 PART ESPRESSO

Method:

  • Ok, you’ll need an espresso machine and a shaker for this one. It sounds complicated but it’s just a matter of mixing booze with coffee. Shake the Kahlúa, Absolut Vodka and espresso together with plenty of ice. Strain into a cocktail glass to get rid of all the small ice chips. Tip: Shake for like 10 seconds for optimal frothiness.
Lanea Tacos and Tequila

Lanea

By Krishan Narsinghani

360 Magazine joined LA’s westside hotspot, Lanea, for an afternoon of taco madness and handcrafted cocktails.

Voted “Best Mexican Food on the Westside” and “Best Cocktail Bar in LA”, Lanea Cocktail and Taco Bar spiced it up for National Taco Day making their to-go options that much easier to pick up to celebrate the delicious holiday. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, Lanea hosted a Drive-Thru Taco Stand to raise funds for the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund. Customers could walk up or purchase in advance to pick up there order at an easily accessible drive-thru, located in the adjacent alley. There, guests could indulge in their favorite street tacos made to order from Chef Petra herself. Lanea offered free tacos to all firefighters and frontline workers as a courtesy for all their dedication and hard work during these times. Furthermore, the restaurant offered one free taco (of your choice) with the purchase of any hand-crafted cocktail ($9). A portion of all sales from National Taco Day went to the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund.

A number of items at the National Taco Day Drive-Thru were offered including their “Taco & Tequila Happy Hour,” menu which featured tacos starting at $2 and canned or frozen cocktails starting at $9 (regularly $13). Happy hour specials also include $3 Chips & Pico de Gallo, $6 Chips & Guacamole and $4 Consome, which is bone broth with chipotle chickpeas, onion, and cilantro. Pick up their new “Hot Stuff,” homemade 4 oz. hot sauces, Salsa Verde and Salsa Rojo retailing at only $4.99, as well as their premium Tequila and Mezcal “Jet Fuel” Flights. The flights come with a sipping cup copita, sal gusano and an orange slice for your enjoyment. View the full selection of flights here.

Located two blocks from the beach, Lanea is a spirit-driven cocktail bar and restaurant with an extensive variety of over 400 hand-selected mezcals and tequilas. Their authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared by Petra Zavaleta, who hails from Tepeaca, Puebla, and rose to foodie fame with her underground barbacoa pop-ups, and later opened their eatery Barbakush in East L.A. Praised as one of the best Mexican eateries on the Westside, Petra and her family source their lamb locally from Chino Hills and prepare their barbacoa in an earthen pit, cooking it slowly over an open fire. Offering several different styles of classic tacos on their handmade-to-order corn tortillas, as well as chips and guacamole, they are the perfect complement to Lanea’s unique cocktail menu.

“This year has already been a crazy year for us all and the addition of a record breaking pre-start to fire season elevates the stress on our firefighters and frontline workers,” says Lanea Proprietor Peter Trinh. “Petra and I, alongside our other partners, are really thankful and humbled by the local support as we continue to offer a safe, affordable outlet for the local community. So we wanted to do something to help us all band together to support and thank our firefighters and frontline workers further. Please join us on National Taco Day and check out our new to-go small batched canned cocktails, or our handmade gluten-free tacos, and help us support our hard-working firefighters.”

Lanea’s hand-crafted cocktails are still available to-go, and their Summer menu additions are here to stay. Sip on one of their frozen drinks such as the Horchata Colada crafted with Santa Teresa Rum, pineapple, horchata, almond milk and coconut, the Third Street Sling made with Hibiscus Patron Tequila, fresh lemon, passionfruit, and pineapple, or the Jungle Bird Scooter crafted with Vida Mezcal, fresh lemon, ginger, and campari. Starting at only $9, enjoy a variety of signature canned cocktails such as the Paloma made with The Chainsmokers’ JAJA Tequila (must try!) containing grapefruit tonic and Aperol, or the Margarita with Cazadores tequila, fresh lime, demerara, and orange liqueur.

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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Cityscape illustration by Mina Tocalini

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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