Posts tagged with "Puerto Rico"

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Joel Rivera – ABOLITION & BLACK LIBERATION

The Stonewall Protests

By: Javier Pedroza

Joel Rivera, affectionately known as Joela Joela, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York to a mother with Trinidad and Tobago ancestry and a father from Borinquen (aka Puerto Rico). Ms Rivera is an incredible and inspirational 20-year-old Black Revolutionary who began her revolutionary work in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the rebirth of the Black Lives Matter Movement. This Afro-Caribbean young woman says, “my mission and message are rooted in both abolition and black liberation, believing that both go hand-in-hand.” In fact, she founded The Stonewall Protests to uplift, and inspire the Black Transgender & the Queer community by centering abolition and radical love.

The Stonewall Protests is a widely known organization that brought out hundreds at a time every Thursday for necessary civil disobedience and grassroots work. Joel’s passion, voice, and message reflect the reality that Black Transgender Women face every day. She consistently inspires love, courage, and self-sufficiency. Now, Joel, alongside other comrades of the Stonewall Protests, focus on mutual-aid and community building; Joella says “This new chapter of grassroots organizing and community building for The Stonewall Protests is revolutionary. The act of loving, supporting and uplifting Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities is a necessary form of protesting because in this society we are conditioned to be ignorant, societal robots. It is easy to serve but under this system they want it to be impossible. Once people start loving themselves, they see their worth and we are worth more than what this government gives/takes”.

The Stonewall Protests is actively hosting actions to provide for black and brown communities all around New York City. Joel’s life revolves around creating a new and better world for every human being and the Latino Commission on AIDS is recognizing her contributions. This Fall, Ms. Rivera will be awarded the 2021 Youth Ambassador Award at the annual “Cielo” (Heaven) Gala, held at the prestigious Cipriani Wall Street.

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BIA × G HERBO

BIA RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO BESITO FEAT. G HERBO

Multi-platinum-certified Boston-born and Los Angeles-based artist BIA released her new song and music video “Besito” featuring Chicago rapper G Herbo.

Besito” is a track that features BIA’s signature sound and distinctive voice, with her usual girl empowerment theme, encouraging her female listeners to think they’re all that because they are, as she exposes her accomplishments to inspire girls and women while motivating them to never settle.

This time around, BIA opted to give us a deeper look into her universe as an Afro-Puerto Rican and Italian artist raised in Massachusetts switching from Spanish to English with sharp and witty verses in a new, contemporary hip-hop style that reflects how global her music is.

Meanwhile, in the music video, directed by Nigerian-born, British director Daps, we see BIA basking in Puerto Rico, the land of her grandparents, interacting with the people, embracing the culture, and enjoying the idyllic beaches, while looking strong and confident, aligned with the message of “Besito.”

“Besito” featuring G Herbo comes after “Whole Lotta Money Remix” featuring Nicki Minaj. The remix, which has garnered 18 million views on YouTube, came to be after Minaj fell in love with BIA’s “fresh” hip-hop and wanted to jump on the track. The original song became a viral sensation thanks to TikTok with over 275,000 streams on the platform and attracting star support from Cardi BKylie JennerKendall JennerLizzoLil Nas X, and many more.

Premiering today is also the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 where BIA is one of Rihanna’s special guests performing at the event. The iconic fashion show was filmed at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles, and it’s available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. BIA will be wearing a very bright set that matches her fun and vibrant personality that will be available for purchase after the show, and her act will not only catch your attention, but leave you wanting more.

Presave For Certain Deluxe Album here.

BIA is currently on tour as Don Toliver’s special guest.

Tour Dates:

Sept. 24 – Milwaukee, WI

Sept. 25 – Chicago, IL

Sept. 28 – Cleveland, OH

Sept. 29 – Detroit, MI

Oct. 2 – New York City, NY

Oct. 3 – Montclair, NJ

Oct. 4 – Boston, MA

Oct. 6 – Wallingford, CT

Oct. 7 – Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 8 –  Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 10 – Washington, D.C.

Oct. 12 –  Raleigh, NC

Oct. 13 – Charlotte, NC

Oct. 15 – Miami, FL

Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA

Oct. 20 – Houston, TX

Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX

Oct. 24 – Denver, CO

Oct. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT

Oct. 27 – San Francisco, CA

Oct. 28 – Oakland, CA

Oct. 30 – Los Angeles, CA

Oct. 31 – Los Angeles, CA

Festival Performances:

Oct. 29 – Rolling Loud New York

Nov. 12 – Day N Vegas Festival

Dec. 10 – Rolling Loud California Festival

ABOUT BIA

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist BIA is known for music that possesses both biting wit and boldly authentic swag that stems from BIA’s years traveling through the Boston rap scene, later moving over to Miami, Los Angeles, and then taking over the world. With every mixtape, collaboration, and guest appearance, BIA has only amplified her reach. She dominated 2020 with a fresh new perspective: she inked a deal with Epic Records, dropped the hard-hitting “Free BIA (1st Day Out)” and the intoxicating “COVERGIRL”, as well as dove further into the fashion world with a feature in Good American’s Spring 2020 campaign and Missguided x Sean John Fall 2020 capsule collection.

By the end of 2020, she dropped her For Certain EP, armed with the hit single “Whole Lotta Money” — a song with a central message that unlimited currency can be both mental and physical. The EP reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, and “Whole Lotta Money” became an undeniable force, due in part to its continuous viral success on TikTok. The track has jumped right off the platform and into streaming stardom, marking its territory in the Spotify Viral 50 Chart as well as the Global Spotify Charts and earning her a nomination for “Best Breakthrough Song” at the 2021 MTV VMAs. In addition, BIA’s reimagined version of her hit song “Skate” was featured in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs tune-in promos on NHLNetwork, NBC and NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, and across the NHL’s social and digital platforms.

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New and Noteworthy: JBI Design Studios

EchelonSeaport, a 3.5-acre, 1.33 million square-foot mixed-use development by Cottonwood Management located on Seaport Boulevard in the heart of the Seaport District, introduces a new “luxury destination lifestyle” concept to the Boston residential market. With three luxury residential towers (133 Seaport, 135 Seaport, and The Alyx) above two floors of signature street-level retail, EchelonSeaport features an unprecedented 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private residential amenities.

Making our residential debut in Boston, we designed EchelonSeaport’s signature lobbies, lounges, terraces, and amenities. With soaring vaulted ceilings and outdoor spaces, which are tailored extensions of indoor living spaces, EchelonSeaport is a perfect canvas for our studio’s award-winning, distinctive, luxury residential style, inside and out.

133 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The first of the three towers features signature amenities including an elegant, vaulted-ceiling lobby and lounge spaces, a wine room, signature spa, and extensive outdoor amenities, such as a waterfall terrace pool, fireside lounges and dining areas.

135 Seaport, A Regent Collection: The second of the three towers features active indoor fitness amenities including an indoor pool, basketball court, yoga room and a massive fifth-floor terrace with a grand outdoor pool, sun cabanas, outdoor dining and lounge areas for all residents to enjoy.

The Alyx at EchelonSeaport: Tower three within the transformative mixed-use development offers a full suite of amenities. As the luxury rental tower, the design is more youthful and urban compared to that of its sister properties, condominium towers 133 and 135

Echelon Innovation Center: A first-of-its-kind for a residential community, the Echelon Innovation Center houses the Echelon Club which is a private members-only lifestyle club featuring high-tech collaborative elements and programming developed by some of Bostonߣs leading academics, businesses, and incubators.

HOSPITALITY: THE NEWBURY BOSTON IN BOSTON, MA

The Newbury Boston is a luxury hotel and a beloved landmark in the city. Located in the premier shopping and dining neighborhood of Back Bay and adjacent to The Public Garden, this iconic establishment originally opened in 1927 as one of the first Ritz-Carlton hotels in the United States. Leveraging the talent of three world-renowned designers, Jeffrey Beers International, Champalimaud Design, and Ken Fulk, the building has been thoughtfully transformed into a 286-room hotel with 16,000-sq-ft of stunning event spaces, signature dining experiences and a reimagined front entrance on Newbury Street.

“Words that come up often in conversation with Beers are “tailored,” “warm,” and playful.” All of those adjectives fit what he’s done with the space. I’ve walked through the hotel multiple times, and it’s clear that Beers didn’t feel beholden to the stuffy details that would have defined a luxury hotel of the 2000s or even the early 2010s. The Newbury is a hotel that can hold its own against properties in London or New York. I say this as an impartial observer and travel writer who has stayed in many hotels over the years.” – Christopher Muther of The Boston Globe

HOSPITALITY: DISTRITO T-MOBILE, PUERTO RICO

At DISTRITO T-Mobile, Puerto Rico’s ultimate venue for fun entertainment, you will find a variety of super fun options for drinking and dining, either daytime or nighttime. JBI designed three of the memorable venues, including Barullo Taberna Espanola, La Central By Mario Pagan, and Lupe Reyes. Each distinct venue celebrates a certain culture and culinary tradition with a fresh, modern approach to hospitality design and Puerto Rican tradition.

Color, artistry, and lighting are carefully choreographed to create venues that are distinctive, inviting, and visually tantalizing. Hand painted murals, traditional Spanish tiling and colonial vernacular are carefully pared with modern aesthetic, precise interior planning, and detailed interior touches to create a distinctive venue.

Barullo Taberna Espanola: Design details feature shapes and textures of blue and terracotta hues inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, which dazzle to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

La Central By Mario Pagan: Sky-high ceilings frame the prominent copper rum still in the heart of the bar, setting the tone for the restaurant’s rum-forward cocktail menu.

Lupe Reyes: A vibrant place that celebrates the distinctive cuisine and history of Mexico, where the inviting open kitchen will allow you to witness the art of handcrafted tortilla making.

HOSPITALITY: RENOVATION OF FOUR SEASONS VAIL, CO

The Four Seasons Vail debuts a fresh new look with newly renovated public spaces, guest rooms, and condos by JBI. Inspired by Vail’s luxurious offerings, breath taking vistas, and causal mountain village vibe, we wanted the re-design to feel luxuriously comfortable. Bold material choices paired with residential elements breathe new life into the iconic property while keeping the atmosphere familiar and memorable.

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iann dior – Better Things Tour

Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist iann dior announces today his 2022 European headlining “iann dior: Better Things Tour.” Kicking off 22nd of January 2022 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, the tour will hit 23 cities across Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of September. For more information and on sale times, please click HERE.

Rapper and singer iann dior will embark on the “Better Things Tour” following his biggest year to date in 2020. He earned a Billboard Hot 100 #1 for his feature on “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which spent 33 weeks inside the Top 10 and is now 4x Platinum. He is currently nominated for 2 MTV VMAs for Best Song and Best Collaboration for “Mood” with 24kGoldn. He has added to his accolades four RIAA-certified gold singles and collaborations with everyone from Travis Barker to Clean Bandit to Lil Baby. With all of these achievements under his belt, iann dior has become a genre-agnostic force to be reckoned with in pop music today. Most recently, he released his two-track bundle Still Here, which includes his second collaboration with Trippie Redd, “shots in the dark” that currently has over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. “shots in the dark” is the follow up to their 2019 collab, “gone girl.” Iann is currently on the road with Trippie Redd’s “Tripp at Knight” North American Tour this fall with Sofaygo.

About iann dior

Multi-platinum selling, chart topping, iann dior has become one of the industry’s fastest rising new artists. Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised Michael Iann Olmo (also known as “iann dior”) found success with the first song he ever wrote. After uploading to SoundCloud, the song gained 10,000 plays in its first week and caught the ear of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor who invited the budding songwriter to work with him in LA. Shortly afterwards, iann dior inked a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10K Projects in April 2019 and released his project Industry Plant.

2020 was a breakout year for the burgeoning star with his feature on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which is now certified 4x platinum and charted inside the Top 10 for 33 weeks, spending 8 consecutive weeks at #1. The duo performed the track on the American Music Awards, are currently nominated for 2 VMAS for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, and have received additional nominations for 3 Billboard Music Awards and 1 iHeartRadio Music Award for their success with “Mood.” iann has released songs with acts like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit, Trippie Redd and more. Known as a highly versatile talent, his work has charted in Alternative, Pop, Rap and Electronic/Dance genres and has earned him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Most recently he released new tracks “shots in the dark” ft. Trippie Redd and “don’t wanna believe” which have already amassed over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. As he prepares to release more new music in 2021, iann dior assures his fans this is only the beginning. “A number one album is up next,” he said, “I want to become the number one artist in the world, and I am fully determined and obsessed with being the greatest.”

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Bombazo Caribbean Skirts Featured at New York Fashion Week

By: Javier Pedroza 

Milteri Tucker Concepción is a busy and multi-talented Afro Boricua who holds degrees in Biology, Chemistry and a master’s in Dance Education. She is an author, a mother and was casted in Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights the movie. As we approach #NYFW2021, Milteri puts on another hat, as designer.

Milteri is the founder of BOMBAZO and the artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co. The Puerto Rican-Bronx based non-profit dance organization’s focus is to educate, advocate, preserve and perform Bomba Puertorriqueña. As an author, educator and master Bomba dancer, she lectures across the United States and the world. I sat with Milteri and we spoke about Bomba, fashion and Puerto Rico.

Milteri, tell our readers, who is Milteri Tucker Concepción? 

Well, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and grew up with a passion for dance since I was 5 years old. I  recall dancing in “la Sala”(the living room) with three of the most influential women in my life: my grandmother, mother and aunt. As part of my upbringing I remember dancing, planting and assisting my elders in the kitchen. I also vividly recall shopping for fabrics with my aunt and watching my grandmother Abuela Teresa, warmly referred to as “Mama” sewing. My aunt “Titi” Maria Concepción was a designer who attended FIT and designed clothes for top actors in Puerto Rico. I was blessed to have been raised in a household full of  love, and love for my culture!

As a teenager, I studied dance in La Escuela de Bellas Artes in Ponce, PR. At 17, [I] moved to NYC to pursue careers in dance and science. In 2006, I graduated with a dual major of Dance and Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Hunter College. I currently hold a masters degree in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt. Today I am a renowned Bomba master dancer, choreographer, scholar, dance educator and author. [I wrote] the first bilingual Bomba children’s book, titled “Bomba Puertorriqueña” and illustrated by Boricua artist, Mia Roman.

I’ve had the privilege to perform in multiple venues across NYC and the world – from the prestigious Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, City Center, Summerstage, Pregones Theater, BAAD, The Latin Billboards Awards, dancing for Don Omar with choreography by Maria Torres O’Connor, to amazing community centers.

I am a cultural warrior (guerrera cultural) who safeguards our traditions of Bomba Puertorriquenas, via [my] 501c3 non-profit dance organization: Bombazo Dance Co, Inc and international brand of Caribbean dance skirts: Bombazo Wear-Bomba & Caribbean Dance Skirts®. I was recently  featured in Lin Manuel Miranda’s movie, In The Heights, as the Bomba representation.

How was your experience filming ‘In the Heights’?

Being invited to dance Bomba for In the Heights was a surreal experience and a dream come true! It was an honor to represent our African heritage through our traditional dances. However, one of my favorite memories came after the movie premiered…. I had the opportunity to open the 2021 Virtual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, where Lin and I danced Bomba together.

What is the history of Bomba?

Bomba is Puerto Rico’s oldest musical genre, dating back to the 17th century and created by the African enslaved and free people of color from the Caribbean. This was one of the ways they communicated in our coastal sugarcane and coffee plantations.  It is a secular practice, where the community gathers to sing, dance and drum.

Why did you create Bombazo Dance Company?

I founded Bombazo Dance Company to show the world that Puerto Rico has rich African ancestry, and that our traditions are very much alive. As a Bomba dance company, we communicate through dance and drumming. [This is] reflected in our traditional folk art dancers. It is also important to create a safe space to fuse Bomba with other forms of dance – such as ballet, contemporary, social dances and dances of the African and Caribbean diaspora.

What inspired you to create Bombazo dance wear? 

At the same time I started Bombazo Dance Company, I was teaching Bomba classes to the community and needed skirts. Believe it or not, it was hard to find a seamstress who could make Caribbean skirts or a location to purchase them. I wanted to create skirts that fit all Caribbean dance styles, because I am that dancer. And voilà – Bombazo Wear Bomba Caribbean Skirts was born! My mother, Dr. Margarita Concepción, and I are the CEOs and we sew the [skirts] too. Our skirts are handmade, custom[ized] and tailored to each client. A part of the funds go to aid families affected by the earthquakes in Southern Puerto Rico.

How does it feel to be invited to NYFW 2021 / Harlem Fashion Week?

It is an honor to have been invited to showcase for a second time in HFM! The organizers are truly showcasing diversity within their shows and providing  opportunities for designers of color to present their designs to the world. It’s important to me – as a woman of color, a Latina and AfroBoricua – [that] they understand my vision of dance as fashion. And my skirts have fashion written all over them!

Tell us about your upcoming collection “Resistencia y Libertá!” (Resistance and Freedom)

I am the creator of the Puerto Rican Bomba Flag Skirt®. A flag; its colors, represents a collective orgullo – pride for its people. Our flag was conceived and designed here in NYC. It was prohibited to fly The Puerto Rican flag in both Puerto Rico and New York at one time. Its pride is back after Hurricane Maria, [now] you see our colors in every town’s building and rinconcito (corner) in both Puerto Rico and the diaspora! Therefore, my new collection for 2021 is titled: “Resistencia y Libertá!” Where each skirt in the collection represents a social cause affecting Puerto Rico – such as the cultural resistencia by the people, No al Feminicidio, Boricua hasta en la Luna, Afroboricuaness, LGBTQ+ representation and support in the Bomba Community, ect. It is important to note that this is a brand and line designed and sewn by a Bomba dancer, a person from the community. These are skirts [are designed] with a mission. Part of the funds go to help families affected by the earthquakes in the South of Puerto Rico and organizations/community ensembles continuing the labor of safeguarding Bomba traditions in the island.

Any advice for the youth who want to connect and immerse themselves with their African roots and Culture?

Learn about all parts of you! That makes you unique and special. Speak to your elders: abuelas, abuelos, tias, tios and elders from your community. They have a lot of wisdom and years of experience you can learn from. Always connect to your culture, to your African roots! There is an African proverb I love : “Sankofa– in order to move forward you must know your past!” Know who you are, where you come from, so that you can pass the knowledge to your next generation! Ubuntu! (an African Proverb [that] means “I am because we ALL are!”)

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Rising Puerto Rican Star, Babywine

Puerto Rican rising star Babywine continues to position herself as one of the top figures in the industry. The young artist has taken guaracha, and has given it a 2021 twist, creating a trendy sound that has fans and followers hooked.

Babywine saw a massive rise to fame thanks to her mentor DJ Nelson, who included her as a featured artist in his viral song “Papi” along with Jose De Las Heras and Alejandro Armes, that has over 10 million streams across digital platforms, over 8 million views on YouTube, and exploded on TikTok, becoming the number one used sound with more than 800 thousand videos.

Following the success of “Papi,” Babywine joined DJ Nelson and Alejandro Armes once again to release “Noche De Entierro,” a fun reggaeton about letting loose and enjoying a night out from a woman’s perspective that has already amassed over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Next up in Babywine’s promising career is the highly anticipated remix to “Mojito,” another one of DJ Nelson’s certified hits, that will be dropping very soon.

Babywine was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and ever since she was a little girl she was drawn to music and started taking lessons. As a teenager, she joined a rock band and toured all over Puerto Rico, making herself known in the local scene.

When she decided to pursue a solo career, she did it guided by famed producer Noriega, quickly positioning herself within the Puerto Rican urban scene. Her constant hustle has led her to work with and find support in artists such as J Alvarez, Nio Garcia, Lelo y Jazzy, Turra Medina, and most recently, the people who have become her mentors and are guiding her as she becomes internationally known: DJ Nelson and Pablo Casals.

With DJ Nelson and Pablo Casals, Babywine’s sound has evolved, going beyond the typical Latin urban and adding a more unique sound with guaracha, thus becoming one of the most important exponents of that genre today. Besides the uber viral “Papi” and “Noche de Entierro,” Babywine has found success with her previous hits  “Rompecorazones.”

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Manuel Turizo Dopamine Tour

After his worldwide success with his production “Dopamine” the urban, musical idol Manuel Turizo announced a new tour of concerts in the United States with the name “Dopamine Tour.” The hope of Turizo fans has been extensive, but finally the Dopamine Tour will begin September 10 in the emblematic city of New York, moving to different cities like Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, among others and will close on October 18 in San Juan Puerto Rico.

This concert tour owes its name to Turizo’s recent release “Dopamine.” An album of 13 themes with collaborations from Wisin and Yandel, Farruko, Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, J Quiles, Dalex, El Alfa, Will I AM and Maluma.

“I really miss the stage, interacting with the public, feeling and singing my songs at full breath. Therefore I am finding myself completely emotional and blessed to return and reacquaint myself with my public,” says Turizo.

On behalf of CMM Events, Manuel Turizo will be reunited with his fans very quickly. Presale tickets are available for purchase beginning June 30, use the code Dopamine at check out. General tickets go on sale on July 2 at 10 A.M. Eastern time on CMN Event’s website and on Manuel Turizo’s website.

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ACHE – Ganas de ti

ACHE, the new urban music rising artist, presents his new single “Ganas de ti,” a song that promises to mark a before and after in his artistic career, bringing him even closer to his biggest dream: having a successful career in the competitive Latin music industry.

The young interpreter ACHE continues to surprise his fans with more and better music. Today, he releases “Ganas de ti,” a song with a forceful and contagious melody that explores a romantic and more sensual side of the songwriter.

The born Colombian artist assures that “I have very high expectations with this song, I want to let the world know that I am ready to make my dreams come true and I want all my fans to be the main characters of this journey.”

“Ganas de ti” was created by the multi-award-Grammy-winner and producer Ray “El Ingeniero” Casillas, with musical arrangements by R. Cabrera Aka Zeus Beats, under the SDS Records label.

The music video for “Ganas de ti” is loaded with the best Caribbean vibes. It was shot on the island of Puerto Rico, (a very special place for ACHE since he has already spoken about how much he loves the island). The music video highlights Puerto Rico’s natural beauty alongside the historical architecture and charm of Old San Juan.

The video was directed by Joshua Burgos, and produced by Nadia Caziano with Hollywood Films production company.

Listen to “Ganas de ti” today on your favorite digital platform!

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Nicky Jam Launches New Fan Site Through FanTime

LatinX musician and actor Nicky Jam announced today that he is launching his own fan site–Nickyjamz.com–to provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to his personal life. The website will be launched through FanTime, a subscription-based platform that allows a large variety of content creators to monetize their photos and videos. 

Nicky Jam is a Massachusetts native who moved to Puerto Rico at a young age and went on to become one of the biggest reggaeton artists in the world. His music has won numerous awards and he also starred as himself in the Netflix series Nicky Jam: El Ganador. He also hosts The Rockstar Show podcast and has acted in movies such as 2017’s XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. He’s now going to offer his fans an exclusive peek into his world with new content that they can’t get anywhere else. 

“I’m launching Nickyjamz.com to provide my fans all over the world with a behind-the-scenes look at my life,” said the artist. “I can’t wait to connect with fans in a more meaningful way and for them to get a peek into my world and see who I really am.”

FanTime is an exclusive fans platform that accepts less than 10% of applicants. Applicants must have something special to offer their fans and have an engaged following. FanTime also offers managed services to help creators grow their user base and succeed on the platform.

Nicky Jam Is Seduced By Temptation On His New Single Miami

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One of the greatest urban-music pioneers, Nicky Jam, unveils his new single Miami, a song that defines the limits of temptation in a long-lived relationship. Could Nicky Jam resist? To find out, fans will be able to enjoy their idol’s new music video on YouTube.

On many occasions, relationships are put to the test by the intervention of third parties, and this is what the new Nicky Jam’s song “Miami” is all about. A very common life story in which a man is tempted to betray his partner with another girl who represents something new, different, and forbidden.

The song has A-class producers such as Dj Luian, Mambo Kingz, and Neneto, under the wings of the record label La Industria INC/Sony Music Latin.

Miami premiers with its official music video, an unprecedented audio-visual production. The video is full of emotion and bright colors, under the lens of the master of urban genre music videos, Jessy Terrero.

“I think that all my fans are going to love this song. It’s all about real-life experiences. Those that can really connect you with the audience, because, unfortunately, heartbreaks are more common than happy endings,” said Nicky Jam.

The videoclip was produced by Cinema Giants INC, and as expected, it was recorded in the city of Miami, Florida. Filmmaker Jessy Terrero did not miss the opportunity to show off the best landscapes in the city, including luxurious balconies overlooking the ocean and bold Miami-style streets where nightlife is the real protagonist.

Listen to “Miami” by Nicky Jam today on your favorite digital music platform.

About Nicky Jam:

Nick Rivera Caminero, known as Nicky Jam, is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Latin urban music. At the age of 11, he recorded his first album …Distinto A Los Demás (Different from the Rest), which attracted the attention of DJs and artists in Puerto Rico.

As a young adult, Nicky Jam quickly rose to the top of his genre with radio hits including “Yo No Soy Tu Marido (I’m Not Your Husband),” “Me Voy Pa’l Party (I’m Leaving for the Party),” “Fiel A Tu Piel (Faithful to Your Skin)” and “La Combi Completa (The Complete Package),” among others. He toured the world and became one of Latin urban music’s first international stars. He was obligated to stop his music career for three years because of some serious personal problems. In 2013, he relaunched with a new image, coming back stronger than ever. He notched five radio hits: “Piensas en ME (You Think About Me),” “Curiosidad,” “Juegos Prohibidos (Forbidden Games),” “Voy a Beber (I’m Going to Drink)” and the global chart-topper, “Travesuras (Mischief).”

In February 2015, Nicky Jam teamed up with Enrique Iglesias to release “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, his most internationally acclaimed single to date. Tallying over one million YouTube views on the day of its release, “El Perdón” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for 30 weeks (second longest-running single in the chart’s history). In January 2016, Nicky released “Hasta el Amanecer (Until Dawn),” which gave him the biggest Latin song of the year for the second consecutive year.

In 2017 Nicky Jam released “El Amante (The Lover)” and his very first solo album Fénix. The single “El Amante” quickly became an international hit, reaching 7x platinum, while the album went 11x platinum. The same year, he made his acting debut in the Vin Diesel blockbuster XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

In 2018 he earned three Latin GRAMMY nominations and appeared on the all-star remix of “Te Bote (I Dumped You),” whose video became the most watched on YouTube in any genre during 2018. Additionally, Nicky Jam had the honor of recording and performing “Live It Up,” featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi, for the official soundtrack of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

His autobiographical series El Ganador (The Winner) premiered on Netflix at the end of 2019, as well as his album Íntimo.

Nicky Jam returned to the big screen in early 2020 with a role in Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. His most recent single “Fan de tus Fotos” has generated great impact in the music industry, garnering more than 25 million views within a month of its release.

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Summer Sip List

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 in Arts

Since 2018, EFFEN Vodka has created limited-edition Pride bottles to celebrate self-expression, support diversity and champion the LGBTQQIA2S community, including supporting organizations like Outfest. This year, EFFEN Vodka is partnering with Allies in Arts to bolster their mission of empowering creative voices and providing fair-paid work for artists who identify as womxn, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S – all of whom are underrepresented individuals in creative industries.

EFFEN Vodka commissioned Chicago-based, LGBTQQIA2S artist and street muralist Sam Kirk to design this year’s bottle, which celebrates the Black and LGBTQQIA2S communities and highlights that each day is an opportunity to live loud, vibrant and proud. Not only is the vodka perfect for cocktails, the bottle is a beautiful addition to any summer table.

EFFEN Vodka pride month image via Mike Morra (Coyne PR) for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Indoggo Gin PR Image by SnoopDogg for use by 360 Magazine

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:

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™ Apricot Honeysuckle Vodka
  • 1 part Lilet Blanc®
  • Equal parts soda water and tonic water
  • Fresh apricot
  • Sprig of thyme

Directions: Build in glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with fresh apricot and honeysuckle.

Pinnacle Light & Ripe Apricot Honeysuckle spritz for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer image by Armon Hayes for use by 360 Magazine

Santo Spirits 

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:

Cucumber Cooler

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
  • Ice

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.

4. Garnish.

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.

cucumber cooler by Santo Spirits for use by 360 Magazine

Hibiscus Smash

Relax and unwind with a cocktail that will take your tastebuds on a trip you will never want to return from. The freshness of cilantro and hibiscus leaves are a great compliment to the full and distinctive flavors of Santo Reposado. Don’t forget to double strain this cocktail for a smooth and refreshing drink you will want to enjoy all year round.

  • 2 oz Santo Reposado
  • 1 oz hibiscus tea
  • 1/2 oz agave
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • Ice

Garnish: Hibiscus leaves, lime wheel, edible flowers

1. Brew Hibiscus tea and let cool.

2. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, hibiscus tea, agave, lime juice and fresh cilantro.

3. Shake for 30 seconds.

4. Double strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

5. Garnish.

Hibiscus Smash by Santo Spirits for use by 360 Magazine

Strawberry Basil Gimlet

2 oz INDOGGO®

.75 oz Lime Juice

.75 oz Honey Syrup (2pt Honey:1 pt Water)

Basil

Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with mint and strawberry.

The Strawberry Basil Gimlet by INDOGGO for use by 360 Magazine

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.

The Laid Back drink image by IDOGGO for use by 360 Magazine

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. 

Glassware: Flute  

Ingredients:  

·         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. 

Champagne Sparkler (White) by D'USSE for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSE’s Lady Velvet

Balanced and sophisticated, the D’USSE Lady’s Velvet is an expression of luxury

Glassware: Nick & Nora 

Ingredients:  

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. 

D'USSE Lady's Velvet image by D'USSE Cognac for use by 360 Magazine

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 x Jarritos Cocktails 1800 Pina Paloma image for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

1800 x Jarritos Cocktails Twisted Paloma image from Edmund Billings at exposure america for use by 360 Magazine

 Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule 

Ingredients:

·       2 oz. Buffalo Trace

·       ¾ oz. Lime Sour

·       ¼ dash Simple Syrup

·       Top with 3 oz. Q Ginger Beer

Method:

·       Combine Buffalo Trace, Lime Sour and Simple Syrup

·       Top with Ginger Beer

·       Shake & pour into a Mule Mug

·       Garnish with a lime wedge

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule via Brooke Levin at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

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

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • .5oz Apple Pucker
  • .5 Lemon Juice
  • .75 Simple Syrup

Method:

  1. Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
  2. Top off with Space Dust IPA
  3. Attach lime wedges for the ears and blueberries for the eyes to a cocktail stick
  4. Wrap glass step with napkin to create a robe-like appearance to complete the look
  5. Serve!
Baby Yoda/The Child by Elysian Brewing via Ben Stark at M&C Saatchi Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

 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.

Perfume Serrano image via 1800 Tequila for use by 360 Magazine

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.

1800 Tequila Coconut Colada image for use by 360 Magazine

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.  

Classic Sparkling Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

Coconut: Cool and light with unmistakable coconut essence, sipMARGS Coconut margarita is mildly sweet and refreshing with big tropical flavor.

Sparkling Coconut Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

Mango: The sweet, fruity taste of luscious mangoes are front and center with sipMARGS Mango margarita.  Bold, juicy and effervescent.

Sparkling Mango Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

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. 

Sparkling Mezcal Margarita
Photo Credit: sipMARGS

 VOCO: Elegance Brands, Inc., a global beverage company with a focus on innovation, announced this week the relaunch of its premiere beverage product VOCO, a “better-for-you” RTD cocktail that combines real vodka blended with coconut water, soda water and natural fruit flavor.

As a more mindful spirit offering, VOCO is also gluten-free, low ABV, and low in sugar. With only 5% ABV per can, it allows consumers to enjoy more in one sitting! This single serving canned cocktail comes in four delicious fruit flavors: Mango, Lime, Pineapple, and Passionfruit.

To launch, VOCO will be available at select retail locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, and Alabama. Elegance Brands, Inc. will continue to roll out VOCO to additional U.S. states this year. SRP for a 4-pack of VOCO is $9.99. For more information, please visit Drink Voco.

The Cheesecake Factory’s The Ultimate Margarita Recipe

Ingredients:

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

For Garnish:

Lime

Salt Rim (optional)

Instructions:

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.

Agave Syrup

Ingredients:

Agave Nectar

Water

Instructions:

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!  

Rosjito

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. 

Rosjito image by Cavit Wines for use by 360 Magazine

#MilagroMondays

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. 

Milagro Monday image via Tessa van Bergen at M&C Sataachi Sports & Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

1800 Spiced Blood Orange Paloma

1800 Tequila is perfect for World Paloma Day on Saturday, May 22nd! 1800’s paloma recipe is created with a spin on the Mexican national cocktail. It is the ideal way to celebrate the holiday, no matter your personal taste in tequila.

All 1800 expressions are available on ReserveBarMiniBar and Drizly.

  • 2 oz. 1800 Añejo
  • 3 oz. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 ½ oz. freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. agave nectar

Directions: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a coarse spiced salt-rimmed highball glass over fresh ice, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with thinly-sliced blood orange, grapefruit, or lime.

Spiced Blood Orange Paloma from 1800 Tequila via Edmund Billings at Exposure America for use by 360 Magazine

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

Stranahan's The Peak Manhatten image via Angela Menosa for use by 360 Magazine

Earl StevensThe 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.   

Ingredients

·         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. 

Earl Stevens' The Spritz via : Taylor Webster for use by 360 Magazine

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

Spa Girls Cocktail image by Maddie Parks at Fingerprint Communications for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSÉ & Blueberry Lemonade

This cocktail combines D’USSÉ and lemonade with the sweet, tangy flavor of fresh blueberries. As the world starts to open back up and more and more people are gathering with family and friends (both indoors and outdoors!), wanted to share a few cocktails from D’USSE Cognac to help celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The lemonade-based cocktails (fittingly, in a “red, white and blue” theme) bring a playfully patriotic flair to the holiday and are sure to be a hit for any parties. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 
  • 10 Fresh Blueberries 
  • 4 Parts Lemonade 

Glass & Garnish: Highball & Lemon Wheel, Blueberries 

Method: Muddle blueberries in a shaker tin. Add D’USSÉ, lemonade and ice. Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass. 

blueberry lemonade image by D’USSE Cognac for use by 360 Magazine

Ogden’s Own Five Husbands Vodka Pride Month Bottle

Ogden’s Own, the largest independent distillery in Utah, is welcoming Pride Month 2021 with the release of a brand-new, special edition bottle of its Five Husbands Vodka – featuring five of Utah’s most influential and cherished members of the LGBTQ+ community on the label!

As part of Ogden’s Own’s commitment to celebrating Pride all year long, not just for one month, the new 2021 Five Husbands bottle will be available year-round. The “Five Husbands” featured on the label represent a broad range of professions and areas of expertise, but the common thread binding each Husband is that they are all Utah locals that are passionate about representing the LGBTQ+ community and spreading the message of inclusiveness on as large of a stage as possible. The 2021 Five Husbands are: Johnny Hebda, Troy Williams, Rob Moolman, Georgios Spiliopoulos, and CJ Hamblen.

The 2021 Five Husbands Vodka Pride bottle is officially available now at the Ogden’s Own Distillery store, with regional and online distribution slated to kick off before June. The bottle retails for $19.99 for a 750ml bottle and is 40% ABV (80 proof). Sales proceeds will go directly to Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, two charitable organizations that support the Utah LGBTQ+ community.

Ogden’s Own Five Husbands Pride Bottle via Ruben Marinbach at GreenRoom for use by 360 Magazine

The Bodega

 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).

Cat illustration for the bodega by Heather Skovlund for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSÉ Paradise Gem 

The creation of the visionary Maitre de Chai Michel Casavecchia – the senior-most cellar master working today – D’USSE is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Château de Cognac, a home with a 200-year legacy of producing some of the world’s finest Cognacs. A partnership between Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and Bacardi Unlimited, D’USSE is the cognac of choice for several of world’s pre-eminent entertainers, including Megan Thee Stallion, Kevin Hart and Meek Mill, among many others. 

 D’USSE offers both a VSOP and an XO. Easy to sip, the D’USSÉ® Paradise Gem uses D’USSÉ’s VSOP Cognac and is bright and floral — simply a gem. 

Ingredients 

1 Part D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac 
1 Part Marigold Syrup* 
¾ Part Sauvignon Blanc 
1 Coffee Bean 

Glass & Garnish 

Frosted Coupe & White Rose Petal 

Method 

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. 

D’USSÉ Paradise Gem image via Chantel Muentes at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

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:

Elysian Brewing image via Aaron Dorfman for use by 360 Magazine at M&C Sataachi Sports & Enertainment

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.

Natural Light #SendMyParentsAway Sweepstakes image via Tessa van Bergen atM&C Saatchi for use by 360 Magazine

INDOGGO® Gin Long Beach Lemonade

Celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday, June 12th like the King of Gin ‘N Juice himself–Snoop Dogg. He is claiming his throne and setting the vibe for the international celebration with his recently launched INDOGGO® Gin, a strawberry infusion with Cali sunshine in every glass. 

World Gin Day is all about celebrating the classic spirit by coming together, raising a glass and indulging with a cocktail. Snoop Dogg puts his own remix on the juniper based libation and offers a strawberry infused, premium gin that makes your tastebuds celebrate with you! Mix things up at home this year with some of Snoop’s favorite INDOGGO® Gin recipes like Long Beach Lemonade. With endless opportunities to craft delicious cocktail creations, INDOGGO® Gin is the ultimate spirit of this year’s celebration.

2 oz INDOGGO®

6 oz fresh lemonade

Ice cubes

Lemon slices for garnish

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

=INDOGGO Long Beach Lemonade recipe via Elena Sheridan at Fingerprint Communications for use by 360 Magazine

The New Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Method

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.

NEW FASHIONED image from D’USSE Cognac via Casey Hamilton at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

21SEED’s Skinnyseed Paloma

INGREDIENTS

·       1 1/2 oz. 21SEEDS Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila

·       1 1/2 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice (pink is prettiest)

·       2 oz. Club soda

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Jigger

·       Shaker

·       Strainer

·       Paring Knife

·       Lowball Glass

RECIPE

·       Place all ingredients except club soda into shaker with ice. Shake 30 seconds.

·       Pour club soda into shaker. Then strain everything into a glass filled with ice.

·       Garnish with a grapefruit and sprig of basil.

·       Optional: Rub rim of glass with lime wedge and salt half the rim with Tajin Clasico seasoning salt and garnish with lime.

21SEED's Skinnyseed Paloma via Russel Howe at Reserve Bar for use by 360 Magazine

Empress 1908 Gin Royal Hawaiian

INGREDIENTS

·       1 1/2 oz. Empress 1908 Gin

·       1 oz. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice

·       1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

·       1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup

·       Pineapple Slice

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Jigger

·       Cocktail Shaker

·       Strainer

·       Collins Glass

RECIPE

·       Shake all ingredients except gin with ice.

·       Strain into a collins glass with crushed ice, layer gin on top.

·       Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Empress 1908 Gin Royal Hawaiian via Russell Howe at Reserve Bar for use by 360 Magazine

Koskenkorva Green Gold

INGREDIENTS

·       40 ml Koskenkorva Vodka Original

·       Ginger Ale

·       1 Lime

·       10 Mint leaves

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Jigger

·       Knife

·       Bar Spoon

·       Highball Glass

RECIPE

·       Slap the mint leaves and put them in the glass.

·       Fill glass with ice, measure vodka on the ice and fill glass with ginger ale.

·       Squeeze 1 lime wedge in to glass and stir.

·       Garnish with mint leaves.

Koskenkorva Green Gold image via Russell Howe at Reserve Bar for use by 360 Magazine

One With Life Organic Tequila The Peaceful Warrior

INGREDIENTS

·       2 oz. One with Life Organic Tequila Blanco

·       1 oz. Lime juice

·       1 1/2 oz. Elderflower liqueur

·       1/2 oz. Agave syrup

·       3 dashes Aromatic bitters

·       1 slice Lime (garnish)

·       1 dash Chili lime salt or the salt of your choice (garnish)

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Jigger

·       Shaker

·       Rocks Glass

·       Straw (we like sustainable agave straws)

RECIPE

·       Moisten the side of a rocks glass with lime juice & dip in the chili lime salt (or salt of your choice) then fill the glass with ice.

·       In a shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, elderflower liqueur and agave syrup.

·       Cover and shake hard, shifting the fluid from the top to the bottom of the shaker.

·       Pour into the glass over ice, shake 3 dashes of bitters into the glass and garnish with the lime.

One With Life Organic Tequila The Peaceful Warrior image via Russell Howe for use by 360 Magazine

Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur Rose Sangria

INGREDIENTS

·       1 Part Passoa Passion Fruit liqueur

·       2 Parts Rose Wine

·       10-12 Strawberries

·       5 Oranges

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Measuring Cup

·       Spoon

·       Knife

·       Pitcher

·       Rocks Glasses

RECIPE

·       Slice Strawberries and Oranges

·       Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit in the fridge for a few hours for best results (however, it’s not necessary)

·       Serve in glasses over ice.

Passoa Passion fruit liquor Sangria lifestyle image image via Russell Howe for use by 360 Magazine

Skyy Vodka Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

INGREDIENTS

·       1 1/2 parts SKYY® VODKA

·       1 part Lemon juice

·       3/4 part Lavender syrup*

·       4 parts Soda water

·       1 Lavender Sprig

·       1 Lemon Wheel

*To Make Lavender Syrup for this Cocktail

·       500 mL water

·       4 grams dried lavender flowers

·       500 g granulated sugar

·       Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add lavender and allow to steep for 4 minutes.

·       Strain and stir in sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool and bottle.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

·       Jigger

·       Knife

·       Shaker

·       Strainer

·       Collins Glass

RECIPE

·       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*

Skyy Vodka Sparkling Lavender Lemonade image via Russell Howe at Reserve bar for use by 360 Magazine

Piña Colada

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:

Ingredients

•          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.

Pina Colada image via Mike Marti, on behalf of Discover Puerto Rico, for use by 360 Magazine

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

Elysian Brewing image via Sidney Dizon from M&C SAATCHI Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

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.

AromaFlavor image via Maggie Douglas at Everything Branding for use by 360 Magazine

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. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Rum
  • 4 oz. Rowdy Cherry Limeade

Directions: pour all ingredients over ice and stir

Rowdy Energy drink Rowdy Torched Cherry cocktail recipe via Kayleigh Dietz at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Grand Lux Cafe Mango Mule Recipe image via Brooke Levine at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Splash of pomegranate juice
  • orange and/or lime wheel
  • pomegranate seeds

Directions: Combine 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley, ½ oz. triple sec, Juice of ½ lime into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Once shaken, pour into glass and add a splash of pomegranate juice. Top with orange and/or lime wheel and pomegranate seeds. 

Volley Fall Content Pomegranate Ginger Bubbly recipe image via Tina Carletto at Whisper Gallery for use by 360 Magazine

The Freshest Margarita

Celebrate National Tequila Day this Saturday, July 24, with Milagro Tequila and their newest brand ambassador, Luis Lopez.

Ingredients:

• 2 Parts Milagro Silver

• ¾ Part Agave Nectar*

• 1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

Preparation: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

*Or Substitute with Simple Syrup.

Milagro Tequila and Luis Lopez's The Freshest Margarita image via Vicki Scarfone at M&CSATAACI for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Santo Reposado
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Coconut Cream
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • Ice

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.

The Coconut Margarita by Santo Spirits via Elena Sheridan at Fingerpint communications for use 360 Magazine

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 InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Hornitos Tequila Seltzer featuring Chaun Legend image via Mike Morra at Coyne PR for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Parts D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
  • 3 Parts Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 3/4 Part Simple Syrup
  • 3 Basil Leaves

Glass & Garnish:

Highball & Watermelon Slice, Basil Leaves

Directions:

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.

D'USSÉ Watermelon Cooler cocktail image via via Casey Hamilton at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

Nutpods Creamer

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.

nutpods creamer image via Heather DeSanti CEO of Publicity For Good and Karen Mendieta for use by 360 Magazine

Earl Stevens Selections’ Sparkling Watermelon Wine

This Sparkling Watermelon Wine is lightly sweet but crisp and refreshing at the same time – perfect to share with your friends. The sweet watermelon aroma jumps out of the glass with this sparkler and is sure to be a hit for the holiday. 

Produced in Napa, California Earl Stevens Selections’ still and sparkling wines are fruit-forward, created by hip-hop icon and entrepreneur, Earl “E-40” Stevens. Earl Stevens was extremely hands-on in the creation of his cognacs, having spearheaded the design, packaging and product blend for each product while vetting and identifying the appropriate distribution partner. For more info, visit HERE.

Earl Stevens Selections' Sparkling Watermelon Wine Image via Chantel Muentes at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

Rum Experiences in Puerto Rico by Discover Puerto Rico:

Did you know that the Island is responsible for producing over 70% of all the rum sold in the U.S.? Puerto Rico is home to household names like Bacardí to local favorites like Don Q with the Island’s rich rum history dating back to the 15th century. Created as a byproduct of the sugar cane industry, laborers discovered mixing molasses and fermenting it produced a distilled spirit – rum! There are over 80 different types of rums on the Island, and several distilleries that continue production to this day. 

Casa Bacardí: Is the world’s largest premium rum distillery located across the bay from Old San Juan. Casa Bacardí offers guided tours that showcases the manufacturing process from sugar cane to distilled rum. 

Castillo Serrallés: Built in the 1930s, the Castillo Serrallés Museum is a Spanish Revival-style home of the Serrallés family, famous for their Don Q rum. The home now serves as a permanent exhibition with guided tours in English and Spanish.

Hacienda Santa Ana: Just 15 minutes outside San Juan, the town of Bayamón boasts the oldest distillery in Puerto Rico. Since 1880, Ron del Barrilito has been manufactured and produced in small batches. There is also a visitor center where you can learn more about the history and taste of Barrilito.

PitoRico: Take a daytrip to the town of Jayuya for some flavorful moonshine called pitorro manufactured at Destilería Cruz. Visitors can drop by the distillery to get a tour of the factory and a tasting of the different flavors of PitoRico, including coconut, passion fruit, tamarind, orange and original. 

Pina colada at Vanderbilt image via Mike Marti at Ketchum via Discover Puerto Rico for use by 360 Magazine

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.

BOMANI cold buzz product image via Karey Cavaney at Blaze PR for use by 360 Magazine

D’USSE & Lemonade

Signature cocktail blending the sweet-tart flavor of lemonade with the smoothness of D’USSÉ.

Ingredients:

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

D'USSE & Lemonade via Casey Hamilton at Berk Communications for use by 360 Magazine

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!

Ingredients:

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.

1800 Tropical Sunset image via 1800 Tequila from Edmund Billings at exposureamerica for use by 360 Magazine

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.  

High Plains Rye image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

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.

Sail Away Coffee co image via Becky Kovach at Big Picture Media for use by 360 Magazine

Mulholland Distilling

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.

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D’USSE Sparkling Mojito Sangria

12 OZ D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac

12 OZ Fresh Lime Juice

12 OZ Simple Syrup

750 ML MARTINI & ROSSI Asti

12 Lime Wheels

25 Mint Leaves

Method:

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

D'USSE Sparkling Mojito Sangria IMAGE via Casey Hamilton at Berk Communications fpor use by 360 Magazine

Lali

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.

Lali via Michelle Frazie for use by 360 Magazine

NEFT Vodka

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.

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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.

Recipe

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.  

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In Good Taste

It’s easy to see when summer arrives as out go the Cabs and in comes the Rosé, but how do you know what’s worth the price tag? 

Discover your perfect summer wine without wasting the whole bottle with In Good Taste – a unique delivery service that’s serving up sample sized sips of premium wines alongside virtual guided tastings!

Their new Cascade Collection features six seriously expressive wines from Washington’s prestigious wine country, including a rosé that’s poised to change the way you say cheers this summer.

Cascade Wines’ Rosé Highlights:

  • Aromas of ripe, fresh picked fruit waft delicately from your glass
  • Hints of strawberry, cantaloupe, and rose hips play on your palate
  • Playful pink color is just as much fun in a glass as it is in the bottle
  • Each mini bottle holds a single glass of wine 
  • Tote to baseball games, bonfires, backyards, and more!
  • Available as a part of the Cascade Wines sample collection or in a solo flavor six pack
  • 4 packs coming soon!

$49 for The Cascade Collection

$45 for 6 packs of single varietals

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