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Independence Sips

As we enter the summer season, it’s important to stay refreshed and hydrated as the Sun shines bright. If you’re in search of the most pristine cocktails to indulge in by the pool or at the beach this time of year, explore no more! 360 Magazine has you covered with an array of spirits that will keep you relaxed and feeling your best.

Batch & Bottle

For those looking for an even simpler July 4th treat, the Batch & Bottle Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan is the perfect option! The glacial Reyka Vodka harnesses natural rhubarb whilst mingling with tangy blood orange and zingy fresh lime to create an eruption of Icelandic intrigue. Simply chill, pour into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wedge and you’re ready for backyard BBQs, beachside hangs, and more summertime fun.

SAILOR JERRY SPICED RUM

Don’t Tread on Jerry

Ingredients:

  • Top with sarsaparilla or root beer
  • 3 dashes Bitters
  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Method: Build cocktail in Collins glass over ice, stirring until mixed well. Garnish with lime wedge.

Backyard Tea 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts black tea
  • 1 part fresh lemonade

Method: Build all ingredients in a rock-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

REYKA VODKA

Frozen Cosmo

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Reyka Vodka
  • 2 parts Cranberry juice
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • 1.75 parts simple syrup (1:1)
  • 1.75 parts water

Method: Combine all ingredients into ice cup and place in the freezer.

Iceland Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Reyka Vodka
  • 6 parts Raspberry & Rhubarb Tonic

Method: Build over ice in a large wine glass. Garnish with fresh berries. 

HENDRICK’S GIN

Don’t Call Me Shirley

Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Mattias Horseman

Ingredients:

  • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • ¼ Part Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Juice or Grenadine
  • ¼ Part Orange Liqueur
  • Top with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic

Method: Garnish with a squeeze of lemon, a fresh cherry, and cucumber slices in a highball glass.

Cucumber Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • ½ part Lemon Juice
  • ½ part Simple Syrup
  • Top with Soda Water
  • 3 rounds of Cucumber and 1 wheel of Lemon to Garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and 1 lemon wheel and serve.

MILAGRO TEQUILA

Fiesta Americana

Created by Milagro Ambassador Luis Lopez

Ingredients:

  • 5 muddled strawberries at the bottom of the glass
  • 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
  • 2 parts coco cream
  • ¾ parts lemon juice
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • ¼ part agave nectar

Method: Garnish with buzz ball rim (blue), shake, strain over fresh ice, and serve in a tall glass.

Watermelon Margarita

Created by East Coast Ambassador, Manny Pena

Ingredients: 

  • 2 parts Milagro Silver 
  • 2 parts Watermelon juice  
  • 1 part Lime
  • ½ part agave nectar 

Method: Shake and strain over fresh ice into a glass with a salted rim. Add lime wheel, lime wedge, or watermelon triangle to garnish.

FISTFUL OF BOURBON

Fistful of 4th Pops

Created by Anthony Bohlinger, National Fistful of Bourbon Brand Ambassador

Ingredients:

  • Strawberry Top
    • 2 cup Diced Strawberries
    • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
    • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • Colada Center
    • 1 ½ cups of fresh pineapple cubes
    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 part Fistful of Bourbon
    • 1 ½ Teaspoons Fresh lime Juice
    • ¼ Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Blueberry Base
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt

Method: Makes 12 popsicles. For each flavor section, add all ingredients in a blender & puree. Fill popsicle molds ¼ full with strawberry blend and freeze for 1 hour. Take colada mix and fill popsicle molds ¾ full and freeze for 1 hour. Add the blueberry mix and insert popsicle base and freeze for one hour. Finish with lime zest over the whole popsicle.

HUDSON WHISKEY

Cilantro Nectarine Smash

Ingredients:

Method:Add cilantro, nectarine and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and muddle gently, releasing juice from the nectarine without tearing the cilantro leaves. Add rye and ice to shaker and shake to chill. Dump all into rocks glass. Garnish with fresh sprig of cilantro – slap before serving to release aromatics. 

*Cilantro can be substituted with any herb you love – sage, basil, rosemary all make for a great cocktail.

GLENFIDDICH 

The Glenfiddich Highland Cooler

Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador

Ingredients:

Method: This might be one of the simplest, and most delicious, drinks you can make on the 4th of July.  Simply cool the juice (pureed fruit) of a ripe, seedless watermelon, and mix it five to one with Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve.  Pour into a highball or rocks glass and garnish with a small watermelon wedge and some mint.  

For extra credit, stick the 5:1 mixture in the freezer.  Once it’s set, scrape it out with a fork to create a delicious watermelon Glenfiddich snow cone.

THE BALVENIE 

When Birds Do Sing

Created by The Balvenie  Ambassador Naomi Leslie 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts The Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year
  • ½ part Lillet Blanc Aperitif 
  • ¾ part Simple Syrup
  • ¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 dashes Grapefruit Bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake briefly. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

TULLAMORE D.E.W. / Monkey Shoulder

Monkey See Monkey DEW

Ingredients:

1 part Tullamore D.E.W

1 part Monkey Shoulder

.75 part Lemon Juice

.5 part Orgeat

.5 part Simple Syrup

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass, garnish with a blood orange wheel (or orange wedge)

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The Immortal IPA – Elysian Brewing

Elysian Brewing recently unveiled a label refresh for one of its OG beers, which was first brewed over 25 years ago. As one of their longest standing beers, Immortal’s original label was inspired by Greek mythology, showcasing Zeus sitting defiantly on his throne as he harnesses heaven’s lightning into a vibrant scepter of power and fire. 

Seeking to maintain a connection to the beer’s original roots, Elysian’s design team approached the Immortal refresh by looking at the original tagline ‘Power in Balance’ as a jumping-off point for new art. They had attempted to refresh the brand several times over the past few years, but nothing really clicked until this original narrative was introduced into a tarot framework – an idea that was first sparked last year. 

To further build upon this framework, each of the designers were enrolled in a tarot class and the synchronicity helped to inform and illuminate this direction they’d ultimately charted. Individually, each designer created a tarot card that represents a different part of Immortality. Together all three cards tell an interconnected story, but individually represent a different part of Immortality:

  • Turtle + Lion: Balance / The Immortal Balance
  • Old Man: Wisdom / The Immortal Wisdom
  • Snakes: Power / The Immortal Power

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Batch & Bottle Ready-to-Drink cocktails via M&C Saatchi PR for use by 360 Magazine

Batch × Bottle

Nothing signifies a night out quite like the experience of a perfect cocktail made by an expert bartender surrounded by close friends. Yet, when entertaining at home, many hosts opt for wine or a basic spirit and mixer, because they are easier to make and serve – that is, until now. Beginning May 1, Batch & Bottle will be available nationwide to simplify the home cocktail experience with three simple steps: chill, pour & garnish.

Batch & Bottle, a range of four premium, pre-batched, ready-to-serve cocktails, features some of the world’s most beloved spirits brands, bringing bar-ready cocktails directly to your home, effortlessly elevating any hosting occasion. Created by the family-owned, independent spirits company William Grant & Sons, Batch & Bottle marks the parent company’s first major foray into the Ready-To-Drink (RTD) cocktail space.

Made with meticulous attention to detail, the Batch & Bottle offerings include the Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned, the brainchild of Joe Petch, the Monkey Shoulder Global Ambassador; the Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan, which leverages the Icelandic glacial vodka and unique ingredients to create a reimagined twist on the classic cosmopolitan; the Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan, which includes the secret ‘Granny Gordon’s bitters’ recipe for a cocktail that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world; and the Hendrick’s Gin Martini, created by Ms. Lesley Gracie, the Hendrick’s Master Distiller, in collaboration with five of the world’s best bars—Brujas, Nutmeg & Clove, Yaldy, Maybe Sammy, and Nauticus—to deliver a light, yet intriguingly complex flavor.

“As consumer drinking occasions continue to rapidly evolve, and as Ready-To-Drink cocktails continue to explode in popularity across the US, we want to arm our fans with elevated and exciting cocktail options from the iconic brands they already know and love,” said Paul Basford, William Grant & Sons US President and Managing Director.

As Master Distillers, industry leaders and cocktail aficionados, we know our spirits best, so we wanted to offer our expertise, batched for people to be able to finally enjoy bar quality cocktails at home, without the hassle. Batch & Bottle is uniquely positioned to meet consumers’ desires for premium quality drinks that they can share with their friends, with total ease of enjoyment.”

With a range of different tastes, moods and occasions, Batch & Bottle allows consumers to amp up a date night, a dinner party for your dearest friends, or anything in between. With simple a simple three step prep, you only have to chill, pour and add the appropriate cocktail garnish to indulge in the Batch & Bottle.

The ready-to-drink category today offers consumers more choices than ever before, but none are doing what Batch & Bottle is: delivering full-proof, bar-quality drinks that look striking on any bar cart or dinner table and elevate a special evening with the perfect cocktail for any palate,” said Jared Currier, Brand Manager, Innovation at William Grant & Sons. “And the exceptional ease of service—just chill in advance, pour into your favorite glass and add a garnish—means that offering an incredible cocktail is finally as easy as opening a bottle of wine.”

Let’s dive into each of the four Batch & Bottle expressions:

  • Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned: An Old Fashioned should be no-nonsense. So, what better malt for the job than one that’s made for mixing? The Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned combines Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky’s rich, vibrant and smooth blend with bold, bespoke bitters and golden sugar to give imbibers a legendary Old Fashioned.

Recommended Serve: Chill and pour over ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

  • Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan: The mighty Manhattan needs a mighty Scotch. So, Batch & Bottle chose a bold contender: Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This bright and balanced single malt soothes the sharp bitters and envelops the sweet vermouth, creating a cocktail both bold and delicate.

Recommended Serve: Chill and pour neat. Garnish with an orange twist.

  • Hendrick’s Gin Martini: The Hendrick’s Gin Martini is distilled with the unusual inclusion of cucumber and rose, and replete with undertones of floral, citrus and herbal curiosity. The Hendrick’s Gin Martini is light, yet complex.

Recommended Serve: Freeze or stir over ice for extra chill. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

  • Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan: Fans can plummet into adventurous Icelandic depths with this playful Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. The glacial Reyka Vodka, made of Iceland, mingles natural rhubarb, tangy blood orange and zingy fresh lime to create an eruption of Icelandic intrigue.

Recommended Serve: Freeze or shake over ice for extra chill. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Previously made available in the UK and Australia, Batch & Bottle will be available nationwide in a 375ml bottle for a suggested retail price of $16.99. Each 375ml Batch & Bottle cocktail contains a recommended four to five serves and cocktails range from 25% to 35% in ABV.

To stay up to date on the latest with Batch & Bottle, head HERE or follow on social at @BatchandBottleUS.

About Batch & Bottle

Batch & Bottle contains a range of luxurious pre-mixed cocktails from some of the world’s most iconic spirits brands, including a Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned, Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan, Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan and Hendrick’s Gin Martini—all meant to be simply chilled, poured and garnished.

Batch & Bottle is available in a 375ml bottle for a suggested retail price of $16.99. Each 375ml Batch & Bottle cocktail contains a recommended four to five serves and cocktails range from 25% to 35% in ABV. For more information on Batch & Bottle, head to batchandbottlecocktails.us or follow on social at @BatchandBottleUS.

Batch & Bottle, 25% – 35% Alc./vol.©2022 Imported by William Grant & Sons Inc., New York, N.Y. Expertly batched to be responsibly enjoyed.

About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur.

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the US with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Fistful of Bourbon, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson’s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Flor de Caña Rum, The Knot and Raynal French Brandy. For more information on the company and its brands, please visit HERE.

Huba-Huba Cambodia via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

HUBA-HUBA CAMBODIA

By: Alexandria Baiz × Vaughn Lowery

Cameron Michael Parkes was born in Vancouver, Canada (in British Columbia). He graduated from the University of Calgary, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in petroleum. While working at a consulting firm, the oil prices dropped and he used his severance package to travel the world.

Throughout his two year journey in Southeast Asia, he found himself at Koh Rong Samloem – a small island just off the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Two main places to stay are Saracen Bay (dense more modern filled with tourists) or Mpei Bay (rustic village area with tons of locals). After a few weeks in both places, Cameron decides to trench through the hot and sticky jungle (with snakes, wild monkeys and insects) to the most desolate yet serene part of the island, Sunset Beach. He quickly becomes acquainted with paradise and decides to plant his feet at Huba-Huba where he enjoys perfect sunsets with unobstructed sea views.

After a brief trip to Sri Lanka, he returns to Huba-Huba to discover that the owner’s husband had passed in a tragic motorcycle accident. The widow offered to sell and Cameron decided to purchase. Looking back he says, “I like the beach-jungle vibe which isn’t perfect. I love this spot. Right on the beach, beautiful bay, monkeys come around, geckos.”

Huba-Huba Cambodia

Situated at the end of the beach, it contains 4 bungalows, 1 family bungalow, 4 private double rooms and 1 dorm – 8 beds and 3 tents. Their kitchen is armed with one of the best cooks on the entire island. Their “BBQ Nights” serve up sensational samplers of pork ribs, tofu, prawns and chicken. Polite waitstaff, heavy handed mixologists and free painting station where you can repurpose instruments as well as pieces of wood to build a sculpture from scratch. Snorkeling gear is available for rental.

Sleeping Trees owned by Yves Chalot

Yves (a notable bartender from Brittany) came to Sunset Beach as a dive instructor and fell in love. One day after speaking with his bosses, he discovers a beachfront property for rent. Then he invites his brother (a carpenter) and they decided to erect ‘Sleeping Trees.’ The name derived from only having tree tents and the idea of ‘sleep in’ trees arose. The vacation area has two newly renovated bungalows, four tipis and four tree tents. Each space can accommodate up to two people. In addition, there’s a 4-room dorm which can host eight. At the present moment, both owners want to focus on better gardening and overall aesthetics of the property. Best attributes are their crepes, homemade rum shots and Reggae Night on Saturdays.

Robinson Bungalows

Sebastian Straub, former social worker in Switzerland, has now owned the property for 5 years alongside of his wife Julia. Their location is pet-friendly and includes 7 bungalows and 7 tipis. Each bungalow is constructed from wood with straw rooves perfect for a cozy and tropical stay. Their reimaginged family bungalow or ‘Cozy Kikki Lu’ is an ideal choice for guests seeking modern-like amenities. Tents make for a perfect glamping experience since they’re about thirty feet from the ocean. We enjoyed soaking up the sun in one of the 20 hammocks on the premises. Take advantage of the full bar and $1 beers during happy hour. The onsite restaurant takes advantage of seasonal local produce and fresh catches when possible. Our favorite menu items were the English breakfast, hearty fruit bowls, red snapper and barbecued pork & chicken skewer. You may enjoy meals upstairs (two-stories high) in an outdoor covered dining patio and/or at the beach bar. Every morning, a taxi boat for guests cost $10 to go to the city and is easily accessible.

Sunboo Beach Bungalows

Karlo and Parisa Zahipour Moarefi both came from Austria, borrowed money from friends and invested in Sunboo. There are 6 Bungalows and a dorm with 8 beds. The beach or garden bungalows have ceiling fans and newly renovated bathrooms and sinks. With a strong Italian influence, everyday dining is delightful. For breakfast they make french toast, pancakes, crispy bacon and homemade baguettes. For lunch fresh gnocchi, burgers and triple fried french fries. The dinner menu is westernized with our favorite thin crust pizza. And of course the Sunboo beach bar is the party area where we sip and socialize. One of the only establishments which serve wine on Sunset Beach.

Sunset Adventures Dive Shop

They offer a full array of outdoor activities on the island with two locations – Saracen Bay and Sunset Beach. We took their half-day diving class (for all levels) and their master instructors were extremely attentive. The rock climbing experience offers amazing views of the sea. Kayaking trips are a must-try with a guide to discover the wonderful island and underwater world. The most intriguing activity on the island is the nighttime plankton tour which allows one to witness and capture their bioluminescence.

Lazy Beach Resort

A private tropical hideaway on Koh Rong Samloem. The vacation area has 1 private beach, 22 bungalows and 1 guest house. The wooden bungalows all have two large double beds, en-suite bathrooms and a spacious balcony offering waters edge views of the warm tropical ocean. Paddle boarding is one of the most popular activities to do, but also board games, snorkeling and dive sites. The infamous bar is a must visit with the number one drink being the ‘Bahama Mama.’ All sorts of signature drinks like brown and white rum malibu, grenadine and juices. This private beach getaway is breathtaking.

Koh Rong Samloem Lighthouse

The most amazing experience on the island and also its highest point. We recommend you take a taxi boat to the drop-off or trail which leads up to the lighthouse. Rumored to have been an old military watch tower, the views are spectacular. Be prepared to climb at least 7 to 8 stories to the top. The smell inside the lighthouse is a tad overwhelming and rancid. Be willing to pay at least $1-3 USD for the private tour. That price does not include the taxi boat.

Vaughn Lowery on a taxi boat in Mpei Bay
Ping pong at Huba-Huba Cambodia
Koh Rong Samloem Lighthouse
Vaughn Lowery dives w/ Sunset Adventures
Sleeping Trees at Sunset Beach
Sunset at Sunset Beach
Sunset Adventures Dive Shop on Sunset Beach
Inside Sleeping Trees newly renovated bungalow
Sleeping Trees tipi
Owners of Sunboo Beach Bungalows
Sweet & sour tofu at Sleeping Trees
Tempura battered chicken at Huba-Huba Cambodia
English breakfast at Robinson Bungalows
Huba-Huba Cambodia staff member
Tents at Huba-Huba Cambodia
Cameron Michael Parkes of Huba-Huba Cambodia
Outdoor area at Huba-Huba Cambodia
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ReserveBar’s Black Brands

ReserveBar’s Spirited Change Initiative

Black-Owned Brands

LS Cream Liqueur ($36): LS Cream Liqueur is an award-winning cordial inspired by cremas, an ancestral recipe native to Haiti with notes of coconut, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon mixed with a blend of fresh cream and neutral grain spirits. Since it was impossible to find cremas in stores, husband and wife Myriam Jean-Baptiste and Stevens Charles decided to launch their own cream liqueur, inspired by Stevens’ late grandmother’s handwritten cremas recipe which she left behind and that the family had cherished for decades. 

Sorel Liqueur ($40): Born of the spice trade, versions of sorrel date back to the 1600s, when hibiscus flowers were first imported to the new world from West Africa. Valued for its medicinal properties, Jackie Summer’s grandparents carried this culinary tradition with them when they emigrated from Barbados to Harlem, NY in the 1920s. In 2012, Jack left a 25-year career as a corporate executive to launch his micro-distillery, Jack from Brooklyn. When Jack received his distilled spirits permit (DSP), he was the only Black person with a license to make liquor in America, and the first to hold this license post-prohibition. 

Brough Brothers Bourbon Whiskey ($29): Brough Brothers Distillery is Kentucky’s first African American owned distillery. Kentucky-born co-founders and brothers Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough started from humble beginnings in Louisville, where they learned early about hard work and dedication. They took those lessons, traveled the globe, and brought their newfound knowledge of the spirits industry back to Kentucky, where the vision for Brough Brothers was born. Through Brough Brothers, the Yarbrough’s plan to make a positive and lasting impact through job creation and economic development within their local and global communities. 

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey ($59): In 2017, Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey launched in the United States. Honoring the first African American master distiller, this premium whiskey swiftly rolled out throughout the U.S. and abroad, and can now be found in 50 States, 10 Countries, and shipped to over 148 countries in the world. Uncle Nearest is now the Fastest-Growing Independent American Whiskey Brand in U.S. History.

Loft & Bear Artisanal Vodka ($30): Loft & Bear is the brainchild of Paul Ryan Elliott, an east coast native. Paul founded Loft & Bear in 2014 and continues to work toward fulfilling long-term sustainable success, encouraged by the opportunity to bring inclusivity and diversity to the beverage alcohol industry. Loft & Bear’s commitment to social awareness is seen in its Distill.Drink.Donate program in which 5% of Loft & Bear profits are donated to PATH, a charity aimed at ending homelessness and providing support for distressed families, veterans affairs, and human services throughout Southern California. 

1800 Tequila × LA Rams

1800 Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila line and the official tequila of the Los Angeles Rams and SoFi Stadium, kicked off the biggest weekend in pro football with a dinner hosted by Rams Legend Torry Holt to celebrate a historic season for the Los Angeles Rams and LA sports and culture.

Guests, including award-winning and chart-topping Latin artist and Rams fan Luis Fonsi, American sports journalist and CNN+ host of Cari & Jemele: Speak.Easy Jemele Hill, Mexican-American professional boxer Ryan Garcia, Chicano streetwear specialist Spanto of fashion brand BornxRaised and actress and rapper Bre-Z from LA-based football drama All American, all sipped 1800 Tequila while enjoying an elevated gameday menu curated by Mexican-born, LA-based Executive Chef Alejandro Guzman. The five-course dinner, made with fresh local ingredients, included a cocktail pairing with 1800 Cristalino tequila.

During the five-course dinner at Penthouse 56, guests were treated to sounds from DJ Jada and singer-songwriter Jordan Hawkins.

About 1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila is a brand of tequila that was founded in 1975 and owned by the same family that produced Jose Cuervo tequila. The name comes from the year that tequila was allegedly first successfully aged in wood, after its ban was removed by King Carlos IV. It has won awards from the San Francisco Wine and Spirits Competition. Bloomberg Businessweek, Wine Enthusiast, and The New York Times have all supported the brand.

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Spirits Network × Borders Distillery

Spirits Network, the digital streaming platform where spirits enthusiasts can learn directly from industry experts while purchasing premium product, is pleased to announce their exclusive offering of 1,000 private Scotch Whisky casks in partnership with The Borders Distillery of Scotland.

The ownership of each cask includes a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) that will feature an image of The Borders Distillery or the surrounding area of the Scottish Borders. This NFT also entitles cask owners to a bottle from the first ever bottling of Borders Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the first from the region since 1837. Once ready for release, American Cask customers will have their Borders Distillery spirit bottled and shipped to their homes.

John Fordyce, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Borders Distillery states: “We are delighted to partner with Spirits Network for this one-of-a-kind offer. There is great interest in owning your own cask to celebrate anniversaries, graduations, engagements, and special moments. Spirits Network is bringing the Borders Distillery to America, a first.”

Nick Buzzell, Spirits Network CEO, adds: “During this time when so many are striving to become more involved in owning or making their own spirits, we are thrilled to partner with the renowned Borders Distillery to offer this exclusive experience to Spirits Network members.”  

Please find more images of Borders Distillery HERE, or watch Spirits Network‘s latest episode of Barrel Select with John Fordyce in Scotland.

How The Program Works*:

  • Click HERE to register and sign up for an account with Spirits Network.
  • One cask: $3,600.
  • Choose when to fill the cask:
    Spring – Memorial Day Week
    Summer – Independence Day Week
    Autumn – Labor Day Week
    Winter – Thanksgiving week
  • All data is stored in the USA and all payments are made in the USA.
  • After filling, owners will have access to an exclusive app where proprietary technology allows owners to track the evolution of their cask.
  • Owners will be invited by the Distillery to design a personalized label, and once bottled the Scotch Whisky will be sent to the USA under bond. Local taxes will apply. The Distillery estimates that each cask will yield somewhere between 240 and 270 bottles of 70cl at 92% Proof.
  • When visiting Scotland, American cask owners receive complimentary distillery tours and tastings hosted by The Borders Distillery’s expert distilling team.
  • Ten years of insurance and warehousing in Scotland is included in the purchase price. 

About Spirits Network

Spirits Network is a community of engaging spirits experts and enthusiasts, creating meaningful connections through original, shoppable video programming. Through the platform, members can engage with and purchase from the top players defining the spirits business, as well as access exclusive products, gifts, and experiences. Launched in 2019, Spirits Network offers shoppable streaming video programming on any device.

NYE Spark video via Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

NYE LIBATIONS

By: Skyler Johnson

With New Year’s Eve coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to drink. 360 has come up with five champagne-filled beverages perfect for the holiday. And if you’re thinking about how to serve them, check out the Chambong plastic champagne flutes. They make it easier, and classier, than ever to consume sparkling wine.

Chambong champagne flutes inside 360 MAGAZINE for NYE story.

French 75

This classic cocktail is perfect for New Year’s. Feel free to switch out lemon juice for grapefruit if you want a sweet twist. Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 fl oz. Gin
  • 2 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • 4 fl oz. Chilled Champagne
  • A lemon slice and Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Preparation:

  • Combine Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple syrup in a Collins glass
  • Add ice cubes and Champagne
  • Top it off with the garnish

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Another old favorite, this drink originated in the 1800s. Serves 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 oz. Brandy
  • 4-6 oz. Champagne
  • Orange Slice and Maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation: 

  • Places the sugar cube at the bottom of a champagne flute and saturate with bitters
  • Add brandy
  • Fill with champagne
  • Top it off with the garnish

Champagne Ice Cream Cocktail 

Perfect for large gatherings, this adult punch is simple yet effective. Serves 16.

Ingredients

  • 1 qt. Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1  qt. Lemonade
  • 1 Bottle Champagne
  • 1 Cup Cherry Syrup

Preparation: 

  • Once the ice cream is softened poor all ingredients into a large punch bowl, mix, and serve

Air Mail

This golden-colored upper is a great way to start (or end) your night. Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Golden rum
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 5 oz. Champagne

Preparation:

  • Mix rum, champagne, and honey with ice cubes
  • Pour into a collins glass
  • Add champagne and serve

Confetti Champagne

This drink is bubbly, sweet, and best of all: festive! Serves 1.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka 
  • 4-5 oz. Champagne
  • 3 oz. Sprite
  • Assorted Pop Rocks
  • Vanilla Frosting

Preparation: 

  • Add Vanilla Vodka, Champagne, and Sprite to glass and mix
  • Use vanilla frosting and pop rocks to rim glass

After you toast at midnight enjoy the following drinks:

Wintery Cranberry Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 part Jalapeno-infused Tequila 
  • 1 part Cranberry juice
  • 1/2 part lime juice
  • Splash of sour mix

Preparation:

  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass. 
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Dust the rim of the glass with crushed dried lemon rinds, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. 
  • Pour cocktail over ice. 
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a stick of fresh cranberries. Enjoy!

The Paper Airplane

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Amaro 
  • 1.5 oz. Aperol
  • 1.5 oz. bourbon
  • 1.5 oz. fresh lemon juice, strained

Preparation:

  • Combine amaro, Aperol, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Fill with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds. 
  • Strain into two coupe glasses. 
  • Garnish with a paper airplane. 

The Vespar Martini

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 3 blue cheese-stuffed olives, skewered on a pick

Preparation:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc. 
  • Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. 
  • Garnish with the stuffed olives.

The Snowman-Hattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 3 tbsp. homemade ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 oz. fresh orange juice
  • Fresh snow

Preparation: 

  • Combine the whiskey, triple sec, ginger syrup, and orange juice. 
  • Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour the cocktail over.

Millennials × Spirits Making a Difference In The World

It is no secret that millennials are making changes in the world around us every day. From social justice, equality, politics, climate change, and social media, the world is changing every day because of them.

Millennials outnumber Gen X and will soon outnumber Baby Boomers among voters. Not only have they revolutionized the economy, but they have also shifted today’s culture in many ways. For example, millennials are well-known for how much they use social media. The millennial generation uses social media as a voice to reach hundreds, or even thousands, of people worldwide. Because of how they use social media, they are forever changing human interaction.

Millennials are making significant changes every day, and one of those changes is in alcohol trends.

In the last few years, millennials have become more focused on the quality of alcohol and the variety of flavors the alcohol industry offers. The demand for beer has decreased within the last decade while wine, whisky, vodka, and other spirits have grown.

Millennials have become more conscious of the quality and ingredients in alcohol than their Baby Boomer and Gen X counterparts. Nowadays, millennials are looking for value and health benefits in exchange for their money and are looking more at hand-crafted and artisanal alcohol products.

Many vodka brands are borrowing tactics from gin because of these changes. They are moving to a much lighter serve and lower-alcohol offerings to appeal to the millennial generation. Many of these brands are becoming “healthy” alcohols by removing sugars and adding botanical flavors.

Glasgow Distillery Company‘s co‐founder Mike Hayward says, “The success of gin has opened up the consumer’s thirst for new and interesting products that have botanicals and natural flavor at the core. We see this as a great opportunity to attract consumers to the vodka category by creating a range of products that meet the desire for interesting and innovative spirits presented in a new and exciting way.”

One vodka brand is taking a few ideas from the millennial generation and using their social responsibility to donate to groups trying to change the world while making a “smooth, crisp, and warming sipper.”

Organika Vodka, founded in 2016 in Russia, focuses on the ideals of sustainability in all forms. From locally sourcing renewable resources in the Lake Baikal region to working side-by-side by the indigenous people and developing a biodegradable spirits bottle, this company is striving toward showing just how much of a difference a company can make toward sustainability and ecological consciousness. By creating a more ecologically conscious alcohol, Organika is changing the industry for the better.

There are three varieties of Organika Vodka: Organika, Organika Life, and Organika White Truffle. While each kind is made with highly oxygenated water from Lake Baikal and 100% grain BIO spirit, they each have one ingredient that differentiates them.

Organika is made with Siberian Larch Extract, which can be found in different parts of the world, while the most valuable species is found in Siberia. It is said that Siberian Larch is known for strengthening blood vessels, which makes it a natural aphrodisiac.

A well-known tonic called sagan-daila is used to create Organika Life. Sagan-daila means “life-giving” and is said to stimulate the brain, kidneys, and heart activity. It is also said to relieve fatigue and hangovers.

Organika White Truffle is made with not only sagan-daila but also the white truffle mushroom, which is said to rejuvenate the body and “positively influences the men’s power.”

Not only does this company focus on being sustainable and ecologically conscious, but they are also focused on the preservation of rare animals like the Amur Tiger, the Far Eastern leopard, the snow leopard, and the polar bear.

The majority of their charitable donations are given to the World Wildlife Fund who actively sought out the brand for a partnership after being “so moved” by Organika’s efforts in rare animal preservation. Even during the height of COVID-19, Organika continued to support its partners.

If there is one thing millennials also care about significantly, it is most definitely animals. Suppose millennials cannot get behind a sustainable and ecologically conscious vodka brand that is making significant changes in wildlife. In that case, I am not sure what they would get behind. Not only does Organika use organic ingredients and locally source them, but they are also donating toward saving animals all around the world. I would say that is a win-win on both accounts.

With millennials caring more about what is in their drinks than the experience of drinking them, it is no surprise that vodka companies are making changes in their production.

In an interview with Forbes, Jonathan Hemi, the managing partner of Crystal Head Vodka, said, “Clean, additive-free, high-quality liquid is where we see opportunities as well in different expressions through different types of grains.” In other words, clean and sustainable alcohol is creating more opportunities for vodka brands like Organika to make significant changes in the alcohol industry.

Organika has recently signed contracts with the Miami Dolphins and the Breakthru Beverage Group in Florida, expanding their reach into the United States from Russia and Germany.

The contract with the Miami Dolphins sees Organika at the Hard Rock Stadium from the 2021 season to the 2023 season. Fans of the Dolphins will be able to experience Organika vodka and Organika Life. They are also planning on using aluminum cups instead of traditional plastic for their drinks in the stadium.

The partnership with Breakthru Beverage opens new sales and distribution opportunities in Florida for Organika Vodka in the ultra-premium vodka category while also distributing the brand into 14 different states and Canada.

Sustainability and change are essential for both millennials and Organika Vodka to thrive. Not only can millennials help Organika change the world for wildlife, but Organika can also produce clean and eco-conscious alcohol for millennials. Both of these groups are working to change the world differently, but imagine what they could do working together. With the social-media-hungry millennials, there is no telling just how much Organika can achieve with its mission of preserving wildlife.

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Modelo × Mister Cartoon

Modelo, the beer brewed for those with The Fighting Spirit™, has teamed up with legendary LA-based Mexican American tattoo artist, Mark Machado aka Mister Cartoon, to invite fans around the country to celebrate Día de los Muertos in style.

To honor the tradition of Día de los Muertos, Modelo has launched custom 24 oz. Model Especial and Modelo Negra LTO cans designed by Mister Cartoon himself, evoking classic Día de los Muertos motifs such as skulls and marigolds, alongside an exclusive line of Día merchandise featuring Cartoon’s art that fans can claim starting on October 25th through the holiday season.

Mister Cartoon offered an exclusive interview with Javier Pedroza to explain the process of his partnership and to talk about heritage.

MODELO®

Born in 1925 in the small town of Tacuba, Mexico, Modelo has been bringing distinctive high-quality beer to people ever since, including Modelo Especial®, Modelo Negra®, and a flavorful lineup of Modelo Cheladas. Modelo Especial is a golden, full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager with a clean, crisp finish. As the #1 imported beer in the U.S., Modelo Especial recently surpassed 150MM cases sold in 2021. The Modelo family of beers are exclusively brewed, imported and marketed for the U.S. by Constellation Brands.

MISTER CARTOON

Mister Cartoon’s richly detailed, hand-rendered designs are inspired by the style of tattoos that originated in the streets of 1970s’ Los Angeles – fine line Chicano black and grey custom tattoo art. Cartoon took this style of tattooing and brought it into mainstream culture. He is known as a pioneer in the tattoo world, and as one of the first artists to get global notoriety by tattooing celebrities, athletes, musicians, and actors alike.

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Halloween Party Guide

NEFT Vodka

Have you been waiting for something truly unique to enter the already crowded vodka market? Enter NEFT Vodka, an all-natural, ultra-premium spirit with a taste so pure and smooth we challenge you to put it up against any other brand whether neat or in your favorite cocktail. Distilled in Austria, NEFT is made from only two ingredients, 100 percent ancient rye grains and pure Austrian Alps spring water with no additives of any kind. This decidedly rare combination results in a flavorful vodka with hints of lemon, black pepper, and creamy vanilla for a slightly sweet finish. With holiday content in the works and Halloween coming soon, I thought this might be a great fit for a highlight!

Packaged in a one-of-a-kind unbreakable barrel that keeps the chilled vodka cold for up to six hours in any season, NEFT is the perfect addition to holiday celebrations and can be taken anywhere you plan to go. With Halloween season right around the corner, you can enjoy a spooky cocktail made with this NEFT Vodka recipe.

Flying Purple People Eater

1.75 oz NEFT vodka

0.75 oz white peach juice

0.25 oz lychee liqueur

2 dashes blue butterfly pea powder

Directions: Drizzle thin layer of orange oleo saccharum (or, orange cake frosting) around the inside of a martini glass. Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with a pellet of dry ice.

NEFT Vodka is $37 for a 750-mL barrel and available online.

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D’USSÉ

Naturally confident and boldly outrageous, D’USSE is providing a cognac cocktail for Halloween. Whether you’re hosting a spooky Halloween bash or spending the night cozied up to the fire with festive treats, this is the ultimate cocktail to sip on.

D’USSE Cognac’s Friday the 13th cocktail filled with VSOP Cognac, Blood Orange Syrup and more. The VSOP is naturally aged for at least four and a half years, the bold and full-bodied blend of D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac is made from a selection of the finest eaux-de-vie, including some that were carefully matured in the cellars of the Château de Cognac. On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes. Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, each taste reveals hints of spices and almonds with undertones of honey and dried fruits as the grand finale.

Friday The 13th

2 Parts D’usse VSOP Cognac

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 Part Blood Orange Syrup

Top with Ginger Beer

Highball & Lemon Wedge

Add D’USSÉ, lime juice and blood orange syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer.

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Santo Spirits

Halloween is right around the corner, and it would not be complete without spooky cocktails crafted with the best BOOze in town. Skip the tricks this year and treat yourself to Santo Spirits, premium tequilas made with 100% Blue Weber Agave.

Legendary Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar and culinary icon, Guy Fieri teamed up to bring to life a portfolio of authentic agave expressions with smooth and bold flavors that are sure to elevate you to a “higher spirit” this coming Halloween. Whether you are getting ready to go out and about or staying in to binge your favorite horror movies, these spooky drinks are easy to create and even easier to enjoy.

Bloody Citrus

  • TheBloody Citrus is the perfect cocktail to kick off mischief hour! Featuring the Santo Tequilla Blanco, it is a Santo Spirits fan favorite that will have you rolling over in your grave. Combining citrus fruit galore, this sweet cocktail is the trick to satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween and is dressed up in spooky orange and blood-like red color.

2 oz. Santo Tequila Blanco

1/2 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur

1 oz. House-made fresh lemon sour

1 1/2 oz. Clementine and Peach flavored sparkling soda

1/2 oz. Blood orange soda

Directions: Combine all ingredients but the blood orange soda in a shaker. Shake and strain over a tall rocks glass filled with ice. Add floater of blood orange soda.

FEARFUL FIERI

  • TheFearful Fieri brings the heat by combining the unique favors of Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters and a Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim with Santo Mezquila. The liquid shines as its smokey notes blend with the sweetness of the brown sugar and spicy hint of chipotle that are sure to turn things up a notch this Halloween!

2 oz Santo Mezquila

1 oz Agave Nectar

1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

0.5 oz Guy Fieri’s Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Australian Aromatic Bitters

Garnish: Chipotle Chili Sugar Rim

THE HAUNTED SPIRIT

  • The Haunted Spirit takes your taste buds to a new levelwith the unique combination of Santo Mezquila, Aperol and Yellow Chartreuse. This simple and spooky cocktail is perfect pairing for your scary movie marathon.

1 oz. Santo Mezquila

0.75 oz. Aperol

0.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse

0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

0.25 oz. Agave Nectar

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Sparkling Iced Spiked

In case you needed more cocktails to try out, Sparkling Ice Spiked has released their limited-edition festive flavors that just hit the seltzer scene: Cranberry Orange, Apple Cider, Raspberry Truffle and Grapefruit Juniper.

In addition to these festive flavors, Spiked is hosting a sweepstakes, called Holiday Hero, which gives 21+ consumers in eligible states the chance to win $5,000 to help fund their upcoming celebrations in true hero fashion.

Juniper Gin & Tonic

8 oz. Sparkling Ice Spiked Ruby Fizz​

1 oz. Gin​

1 oz. Simple Syrup​

Grapefruit Slices​

Lime Slices​

Garnish: Grapefruit Wedge, Sage

Directions: ​Muddle fruit in a cocktail shaker. Add simple syrup and gin and shake with ice until chilled. Pour over ice in a tall glass. Fill with Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and fresh sage.

Apple Cider Aperol Spritz

6 oz. Sparkling Ice Spiked Apple Cider​

1 oz. Aperol ​

Sliced Apple ​

Cinnamon Stick ​

Garnish: ​Thyme Sprig, Cinnamon & Sugar

Directions: Rim wine glass with water and dip into cinnamon sugar mix.  Fill wine glass with ice and add Aperol. Fill with Sparkling Ice Spiked Apple Cider. Stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with an apple slice and sprig of time.

Raspberry Truffle Floats

Sparkling Ice Spiked Raspberry Truffle​

1 Scoop Raspberry Sorbet

Garnish: ​Chocolate Shavings​

Directions: In a wine glass add one scoop of raspberry sorbet. Fill with Sparkling Ice Spiked Raspberry Truffle. Garnish with fresh raspberries and chocolate shavings.

INDOGGO® Gin

With its laid-back California style, INDOGGO® Gin is like no other in the world. It’s gluten-free, sugar-free, low-calories, and will leave you wanting more. Easy to mix, easy to drink, hard to forget. Iconic rapper Snoop Dogg created this remix on the traditional spirit, and these flavor-packed cocktails only require a few simple ingredients that you most likely have on hand and are perfect to sip on while watching classic Halloween films or to serve at your ghostly get togethers! Take a look at the below recipes and try them out for yourself at home.

WITCHES LEMONADE

The Witches Lemonade is a classic go-to cocktail for Halloween. This drink consists of the perfect combination of lemonade and INDOGGO® Gin for everyone to enjoy.

2 oz INDOGGO®

6 oz Fresh Lemonade

Ice cubes

Lemon slices for garnish

Directions: Combine INDOGGO® and lemonade to a glass and stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.

GHOST COCKTAIL

The Ghost Cocktail is a vibrant mix of INDOGGO® Gin, coconut milk, and a squeeze of lemon for a fresh flavor. Take your Halloween festivities to the next level with this spooky Cocktail!

1.5 oz INDOGGO®

2 oz Coconut Milk

¾ oz Lemon Juice

¾ oz Vanilla Syrup

Optional: 3-4 drops of CBD Oil Tincture

Directions: In a cocktail Shaker add INDOGGO®, coconut milk, lemon juice and vanilla syrup. Add ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with CBD leaf and oil (optional).

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