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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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Actress and Winemaker Drew Barrymore

After receiving three bottles of wine from winemakers Drew Barrymore and Kris Kato from Carmel Road Winery, I wanted to learn more about this union of one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses and a winemaker in Northern California. Here are Six Facts I discovered while sipping their wines: Actress Drew Barrymore believes that some of the best memories are made around a table. She enjoys sitting with girlfriends on a Sunday, sharing a bottle of wine. As an avid traveler, she believes breaking bread and sipping a glass of fine wine is an ideal way to discover new cities and meet...

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Re-Released Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old

This month, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old will be re-released. Due to the rarity and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old is in high demand. The re-release of Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old honors the 83rd anniversary of the opening of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which continues to stand as a true staple in American whiskey history. Since its release, Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old has been recognized by many respected spirits awards including: Named “Best Straight Bourbon” and awarded Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awarded...

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Drizly St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the essentials. Drizly, the online alcohol marketplace that connects consumers to their local liquor stores, is also the nation’s largest Irish whiskey store. Drizly is a one-stop shop for all of your St. Paddy’s Day libations – from that Irish whiskey you love to a local craft brewer’s take on an Irish stout!   For parties or pre-games, check Drizly to see if local retailers carrier your favorite Irish whiskeys – from favorites like Bushmills to fun takes on the spirit like Paddy Devil’s Apple Irish Whiskey – or those classic...

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LOUIS XIII Announces Fairmont Le Château Frontenac as the Newest Global Fortress Destination

Luxury French Cognac, LOUIS XIII, is proud to announce Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with the distinguished honor of being named the newest global LOUIS XIII Fortress destination – a highly coveted global designation which is bestowed upon an establishment. As a LOUIS XIII Fortress, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac will become a guardian of LOUIS XIII’s heritage by sharing their legacy, craftsmanship, and dedication to excellence with their patrons. LOUIS XIII Fortresses are given the prestigious opportunity to house LOUIS XIII’s magnum crystal decanter filled with their exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. The...

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National Margarita Day Cocktails

Today is National Margarita Day and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort has shared with us a few of their most popular signature margarita recipes. The resort serves up margaritas from all hours of the day including its Welcome Pomegranate Margarita, daily Green Devil Margarita and Poolside Mezcalita cocktail. Welcome Cocktail: Pomegranate Margarita What better way to celebrate National Margarita Day than where it originated? At Hilton Los Cabos in Cabo Mexico, guests are welcomed with a refreshing Pomegranate Margarita curated with local La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila Liqueur. The perfect balance of acidity and sweetness will surely...

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4-Diamond Wine Country resort offers an unexpected twist

Distill the idea of becoming a weekend mixologist at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles’ first destination resort. The Central Coast is capturing the imagination of distillers who are using the bounty of the region to create spirits featuring local ingredients. Now, guests who have had their fill of wine tours can immerse themselves in spirits and mixology as the resort announces its Distillery Tour and Mixology Class. The three day, two night curated offering begins with behind-the-scenes tours of three Central Coast distilleries and includes lunch with a twist and luxury transportation. The experience is infused with a mixology...

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Robb Vices: Luxury Gifts That Keep on Giving

Robb Vices. The name is sexy, the marketing is smart. The son of Robb Report’s publisher has taken the popular concept of subscription boxes and created a product that reflects the magazine’s content of luxury-things-to-have. Subscriptions can be month-to-month—or for three-, six- or 12-month periods. For about $100 a month (depending on the subscription chosen), subscribers (or gift recipients) receive a box filled with unusual and desirable surprises—handmade Italian Finlay & Co sunglasses, Euro-styled Bluetooth speakers, technologically-wild writing instruments designed by Ferrari’s Pininfarina, to name a few. All the rarities have been carefully curated—so as to guarantee delighted pleasure...

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Boondocks American Whiskey: The Perfect Gift for the Spirits Connoiseur

 ‘Tis the season to make a little merry–and to say thanks to friends, colleagues, clients and the people who make your life easier all year long. Time to go shopping. For the connoiseur of fine spirits, a pair Boondocks whiskeys in a sturdy messenger bag would be a most welcome gift. Crafted in close cooperation with Dave Scheurich, one of the world’s most respected master’s distillers and winner of the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, Boondocks American Whiskey is made from a mash of corn, rye, and malted barley. (Don’t call it bourbon–because it’s distilled to a higher proof than...

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Bravdo’s Merlot 2012, a Fall and Holiday Israeli Wine

Planning a dinner menu is always an experience at our house. My boyfriend Brian is the chef in our kitchen and each meal is well thought out and that includes the wine. Recently, I stumbled across a kosher wine and we decided it would make a nice accompaniment to our lamb dinner. In tasting this kosher wine, we were not familiar with Karmei Yosef wines. We discovered that this Israeli wine bearing the Bravdo label has many fine wines and the Bravdo’s Merlot 2012 happens to be the one we were fortunate to enjoy. This medium to full bodied...

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Cocktails with a View: 7 Rooftop Bars in Dubai

Enjoy cocktails in the clouds with these rooftop bars offering the most awe-inspiring views of Dubai’s skyline The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country with paradoxical contrasts. Indeed, while its seven emirates are rooted in Islamic traditions, the country is still host to veritable influences. While Ajman & Umm Al Quwain provide glimpses of the country’s pre-oil days, Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, and Dubai play hosts as glamorous playgrounds for tourists and non-Muslims alike. Despite its profound traditions, the UAE has opened its arms and doors to a mosaic of culture, providing some truly world-class experiences. Dubai...

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Tequila Corralejo Launches Limited Edition 1821 Extra Añejo

Award-winning Tequila Corralejo has released a limited edition, 1,000 cases of 1821 Extra Añejo in the United States. Produced using only the finest 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila at Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico, the expressions include silver, reposado and añejo. As one of the very few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry, dating back to 1755, when Hacienda Corralejo became the first estate in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture. The 1821 expression is an ode to Mexico’s rich history and hard-fought sovereignty led by Don...

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