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Award-Winning Wine and Spirits Producer Brent Hocking Announces Launch Of Mod Sélection Champagne in the United States

Mod Sélection Champagne today announced its release in the United States. Produced in an exclusive enclave of the Vallée de la Marne for over five generations, Mod Sélection has a legacy and authenticity dating back to 1892. Selected as the finest house in Champagne by award-winning wine and spirits producer Brent Hocking for its exceptional dedication to purity, balance and finesse. Only now has this superior Cuvée become available for release. Mod Sélection is the purest expression of balance and terroir in Champagne. Prized for its delicate extraction and superior juice selection, Mod Sélection distinguishes itself from the overtly autolytic characteristics of many...

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Drink in Absolut Fashion this Fall

Being an adult means that you get to mingle while sipping on an alcoholic beverage. Absolut Elyx is here to provide you with some amazing cocktails full of flavor. With Absolut Elyx, you can sip on a delicious drink while knowing that you are supporting a company that strives to embody hospitality, integrity, warmth, playfulness and style. So whether you are hosting or just socializing with your friends, you will be covered. This fall, you can try out some of Absolut Elyx’s amazing drinks: Fall in Luxe, Garden of Elyx and Raspberry Mule. These recipes are sure to wow...

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Happy Halloween Cocktails!

Happy Halloween! From bewitching cocktails to devilish sangrias, zero-calorie Sparkling Ice, is sure to be the perfect cocktail mixer for you and your guests on this goolish of holidays! Boo! Bloodsucker INGREDIENTS 2 Parts Dark Rum 1 Part Pumpkin Puree 1 Part Intense Ginger Liqueur 1 Part Sparkling Ice Black Cherry Grated Ginger DIRECTIONS Shake puree, rum, ginger liquor and grated ginger over ice and pour into goblet. Add Sparkling Ice Black Cherry and garnish with ginger root “tombstone.” Zombie Slime INGREDIENTS 1 Part Wicked White Whiskey 2 Parts Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry / Sugar syrup “Blood” Kiwi slices DIRECTIONS Reduce...

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Ovolo Woolloomooloo Brings Plant-Based High Tea to Sydney

Alibi, the pioneering cocktail bar and plant-based restaurant at Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel in Sydney, has introduced a brand-new entirely plant-based high tea for hotel guests and locals alike, with the option to pair with Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Overseen by US chef, restaurateur and global plant-based dining pioneer, Matthew Kenney, in close consultation with Alibi’s head chef, Michael Nicolaou, the new high tea combines classical and innovative cooking techniques to give locally sourced plant-based ingredients a creative makeover. “Plant-based is in complete harmony with a sustainable planet and is also – when in the hands of the right chefs – the most exciting food...

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Sombra Mezcal Announces 12 Bartender Finalists of Its First-Ever Sustainable Virtual Cocktail Competition Judged by Trash Tiki

Sombra Mezcal, a spirit distilled to sustain the land and the people of Oaxaca, announces the 12 finalists of its first-ever sustainable cocktail competition, “Shake and Stir to Sustain the Land and the People,” judged by Trash Tiki. Sombra Mezcal sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production at its palenque in Oaxaca to ensure consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle. More than 100 bartenders from across the U.S. submitted cocktail recipes showcasing Sombra Mezcal with at least two demonstrably sustainable ingredients. They included vegetable tops and tails, fruit pits, nutshells, herb stems and onion skin ash. Sombra Mezcal collaborated with...

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QT Perth Unveils Late-Night Rooftop Hot Spot

The Rooftop at QT – QT Perth’s hotly anticipated rooftop bar sitting on the 18th floor of Perth’s newest design hotel with sweeping views of the cityscape and surrounding natural beauty – is now open late, seven days a week. Hosting up to 200 guests, the split indoor/outdoor space has been thoughtfully designed by QT’s longstanding Public Space Designer, Nic Graham, featuring an iconic West Australia palette, energetic décor and hand-painted artwork depicting cocktail culture, with a musical soundtrack curated by QT’s Creative Music Director, Andrew Lewis. The Rooftop at QT is also available for private events. The creative...

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Yappy Hour at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

As the sun sets at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, guests bring their dogs out of their dog-friendly guest rooms and walk along the paved and grassy golf course paths, to socialize with other guests during “Yappy Hour.” The Westin Mission Hills is an upscale dog-friendly resort that caters to canine guests year-round.  Dogs up to 50 pounds are welcome to stay in guest rooms for no additional fee. Upon check-in, the resort will collect a refundable $100 deposit in case of damage to the room. Dogs have the opportunity to sleep in a signature Westin...

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Ireland’s Echlinville Distillery Celebrate’s Their Fifth Birthday

The Echlinville Distillery in (County Down, Northern Ireland) is celebrating as its whiskey turns five years old. The Kircubbin based whiskey and gin producer became the first new distillery in Northern Ireland for more than 125 years when it received its license and casked its first spirit on 5 August 2013. Echlinville has since established itself at the forefront of Ireland’s burgeoning spirits industry and is home to some of the country’s best-known and respected brands including Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, Jawbox Gin, Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin and Bán Poitín. Sunday 5 August will be a momentous day...

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3 “Instagrammable” Summer Drinking Spots

With the summer season in full-swing, we’re taking a look at some of the top warm weather “Insta” hotspots slinging refreshing, expertly crafted cocktails. Here are some suggestions that will help all of-age “Instagrammers” discover the outdoor drinking venues perfectly suited for summer Instagrams, whatever their “aesthetic” may be. The Greenhouse at the Rosewood London (London, England) This summer pop-up is the visually stunning result of a collaboration between the Terrace at Rosewood London and The Botanist Gin. Providing a gorgeous, al-fresco urban getaway (on the hotel’s famed Edwardian patio), this greenhouse is complete with luscious foliage, unique British-inspired gin cocktails,...

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4th of July & Summer Cocktails from Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum

Hot dogs, apple pie and cocktails is what every Fourth of July holiday needs to be a success! Belvedere Vodka & Don Papa Rum have shared with us some of their favorite Fourth of July and summer cocktails to compliment your holiday and summertime cookouts and picnics. Fourth of July Cocktails Blueberry, Strawberry Mojito 2 oz Belvedere Vodka 1 oz Lime Juice .75 Simple Syrup 3 Blueberries 2 Cut Strawberries Build in shaker shake with ice and strain into glass over fresh ice. Top with soda or sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprig. Red White and Brew 25mL Don Papa...

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer! If you’re looking for summer cocktail recipes to compliment your barbecues and summer soirees, check out these recipes provided by Don Papa Rum and Belvedere Vodka. Summer Fizz Ingredients: 1.5 oz Don Papa 7 0.5 oz Ginger syrup 0.5 oz peach purée 0.5 oz lemon 1 egg white Soda top Method: Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel. The Don Mama Ingredients: 2 oz Don Papa 7 0.25 oz peach liqueur 1 oz lemon juice Top up with Prosecco Method: Serve in...

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Manuka Honey Hot Toddy: Delicious and Good for You

If you haven’t already heard of Manuka honey, take note. Not only does it taste delicious, it has been widely recognized for its natural powerhouse qualities. Unlike most honeys found in the supermarket,  Manuka Health MGO™ Honey derives from the Manuka plant, found only in New Zealand. Every jar tested, packed and sealed can be traced directly back to the beekeeper. To beat the chill of these last cold weeks of winter, Marlon Tulaszewski, bartender at Polo Bar and Ardent Hospitality, has created a delicious and easy to follow recipe for a MockToddy. Follow these few simple steps for...

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