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Recipe Spotlight: Cruzan Rum Cocktail Recipe – Sip and Celebrate National Rum Day

 

 

August 16th marks National Rum Day - a great excuse for spirit lovers to kick back and celebrate... with a fine rum!

Now that summer is at its peak, I wanted to invite you to try something a bit different to celebrate the occasion - a premium Cruzan sipping rum, which can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks - just like your other favorite barrel aged spirits. Cruzan Single Barrel is aged in ex-bourbon barrels and have the same complex and full-bodied taste that is found in whiskey, but as a spirit distilled from cane molasses, this rum has sweeter nuances combined with a depth of flavor that you may find unexpected in a rum.

 

 

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• Color: Deep amber
• Aroma: Rich aroma with hints of dried fruit, wood and light, sweet bakery notes
• Taste: Balanced blend of caramel sweetness and oak, with a warm, buttery finish
• Proof: 80

 

 

Cruzan® Coconut Old Fashioned

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Ingredients:
2 parts Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum
1/2 part Rich Simple Syrup
3 dashes of Bitters
Coconut Water Ice Cubes (recipe to follow)

 

Method:
Cut a wide swath of orange peel and lightly press it in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add rum, syrup and bitters. Now drop in a few coconut water ice cubes and stir gently.

Coconut Water Ice Cubes:
Pour a can of coconut water (strain the pulp out first, if needed) in an ice cube tray – the bigger the cube tray the better – and freeze for several hours.

 

 

 

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Recipe Spotlight: Q Drinks Ginger Beer Margarita and Sparkling Paloma Recipe

 

 

This Friday, July 24 is National Tequila Day!

Q Drinks, the line of hand-crafted, premium sodas are crafted to be mixed with the finest spirits, and in this case, your favorite tequila! Q Drinks are refreshing without being overly sweet, making them the perfect ingredient to add to or top off tequila-based cocktails.

 

 

Q Ginger Beer Margarita

INGREDIENTS
• 3 oz Q Ginger Beer
• 1.5 oz reposado tequila
• 0.5 oz Cointreau
• 1 oz fresh lime juice
• 0.5 oz organic agave nectar
• Coarse salt for lining rim
• Lime wedge, for garnish

METHOD
Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and lime juice to a large glass or cocktail shaker with 1/2 cup of ice and stir vigorously. Pour liquid into a serving glass with a few ice cubes. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

 

Sparkling Paloma

INGREDIENTS
• 6 oz Q Grapefruit
• 2 oz tequila
• Juice of half a lime
• Lime wedge, for garnish

METHOD
Fill a highball glass with ice, squeeze in the half of lime, pour in the tequila, top with the Q Grapefruit and garnish with the lime. If you want to get extra fancy, add a dash of orange bitters or rim the glass with salt.

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Cocktail Crate

 

 

Cocktail Crate is a revolution, bringing the high quality ingredients, creative tasty recipes, and handmade approach of "craft" products to cocktail mixers.

We believe that quality cocktails shouldn’t cost a fortune or be difficult to make. That’s why we meticulously handcraft each Cocktail Crate mixer from fresh, carefully selected ingredients. We take pride in what we make so that you can take pride in what you drink.

Cocktail Crate was founded in 2012 by 24 year old cocktail lover, Alex Abbott Boyd. Only 1 year out of college, Alex was motivated by a desire to make and sell a product he could be truly passionate about. The first batches were paid for with $5000 raised through crowd funding website Kickstarter. Initially, each bottle was handmade and labeled by Alex in his home borough of Queens and deliveries were made to local stores via the NYC subway. Today, Alex is excited to be working seemingly non-stop to bring the mixers to more and more people who appreciate a really good cocktail!

Cocktail Crate mixers are made with passion from the highest quality ingredients. We source ingredients from other small, independent, and family owned businesses who share our values and passion for high quality, sustainable food production. We invite you to check out where our ingredients come from and the passionate people who produce them.

 

 

 

Company: Cocktail Crate
Brand: Cocktail Crate
Origin: USA
Category: Cocktail
Packaging: 375ml (12 fl oz) bottles
Claims: meticulously handcrafted from fresh, carefully selected ingredients
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $12
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: cocktailcrate.com

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Owl’s Brew White and Vine

 

 

White tea with refreshing watermelon & tart pomegranate.

Fresh-brewed and ready to pour. This artisanal mixer, handcrafted in small batches is a blend of white tea, pomegranate, lemon peel, and watermelon juice. Just add your favorite liquor!

 

Ingredients
A blend of white tea, pomegranate and lemon peel, agave, watermelon juice, lime juice, lemon juice, raspberry juice, malic acid.

 

Pair with
Try it with Tequila, Bourbon, Gin, or Wheat Beer!

 

 

About the Company
Brew Lab Tea is an artisanal NYC-based company founded in 2011 that specializes in creating custom tea blends and tea cocktails for restaurants, coffee shops, events, retailers, and individuals.

Brew Lab Tea is committed to creating tea blends that are as beneficial to the body as they are delicious. We use only whole fruits and spices in our all looseleaf natural tea - this way, our clients rest assured that they are getting real ginger, blueberries, or coconut with every sip. Our tea cocktails - a delicious blend of tea with liquor - are flavorful reinventions of classic and contemporary cocktails, and have been featured at high-profile events ranging from charity dinners to movie premieres

 

 

Company: Brew Lab Tea
Brand: Owl's Brew
Slogan: A Tea Crafted for Cocktails
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 8oz / 32oz
Claims: Fresh-brewed. Handcrafted
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $9.99 - $16.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.theowlsbrew.com

 

 

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Alchohol Spotlight: VO|CO Ready to Drink Vodka & Coconut Water Cocktail

 

 

 

Simply Delicious!

VO|CO is the World’s first “Ready to Drink” Vodka & Coconut Water Cocktail!

We have blended a premium triple distilled Vodka with Pure Coconut Water, to create the perfect cocktail in a bottle.

There are no artificial sweeteners or artificial colors added to our amazing drink.

The constant search for better drink options is now over with VO|CO.

VO|CO is a superior beverage choice for the discerning individual.

Enjoy coconut water in this refreshing, elegantly simple cocktail.

Best served ICE COLD.

Drink? Naturally!

 

 

 

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About the Company
On a “hazy” Sunday morning in 2011 we found ourselves drinking a lot of coconut water after a night of drinking vodka.

We thought, how great would it be to drink coconut water while we were actually drinking the alcohol the night before? We did some testing at home and found that we couldn’t quite get the taste right.

While staring at the bottle of Vodka and Coconut water, side by side, the name VO|CO struck us immediately.

We thought our idea had legs so we sought out the best mixologists and beverage formulators in the country to help us.

We searched the globe to find the best coconut water and we discovered what we believe to be the finest Indonesian coconut water source.

We sampled many vodkas from all over the world until we selected one that we felt would pair perfectly with our coconut water.

We spent countless hours researching, testing and sampling until the formulation was finally perfect for VO|CO!

We assembled the best beverage professionals that have successfully launched VO|CO!

We hope you love our drink as much as we do and we look forward to becoming the premier “Ready to Drink” cocktail worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

Company: VOCO  LLC
Brand: VO|CO
Origin: USA
Category: Vodka
Packaging: 355ml
Alcohol Volume: 5.5%
Claims: Triple Distilled Vodka
Price: $3.99
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: voco.net

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: The Owl’s Brew Coco Lada Tea

 

 
Fresh-brewed and ready to pour. This artisanal mixer, handcrafted in small batches is a blend of black tea, chai spices, coconut pieces and pineapple juice. Just add your favorite liquor!

 

Ingredients
A blend of black tea, coconut, chai spices, agave, pineapple juice concentrate, coconut water, citric acid
 

Pair With
Try it with Spiced Rum, Champagne, Vodka or Stout Beer!
 

 

 

About the Company
Brew Lab Tea is an artisanal NYC-based company founded in 2011 that specializes in creating custom tea blends and tea cocktails for restaurants, coffee shops, events, retailers, and individuals.

Brew Lab Tea is committed to creating tea blends that are as beneficial to the body as they are delicious. We use only whole fruits and spices in our all looseleaf natural tea - this way, our clients rest assured that they are getting real ginger, blueberries, or coconut with every sip. Our tea cocktails - a delicious blend of tea with liquor - are flavorful reinventions of classic and contemporary cocktails, and have been featured at high-profile events ranging from charity dinners to movie premieres

 

 

 
Company: Brew Lab Tea
Brand:Owl's Brew
Slogan: A Tea Crafted for Cocktails
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 32oz
Claims: Each bottle is 32oz. and makes about 16 cocktails.
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: $16.99 USD
Where to buyDirect on Website, Store Locator
Websitebrewlabtea.com

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Bud Light Introduces MIXXTAIL – New Cocktail-Inspired Beverage

 

 

NO BARTENDER NECESSARY: BUD LIGHT INTRODUCES COCKTAIL-INSPIRED BEVERAGES

Three Bud Light MIXXTAIL Flavors to Hit Shelves Feb. 16

 

 

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 10, 2015) – Bud Light, the brand behind the wildly successful Bud Light Lime Ritas, is introducing a new cocktail-inspired product to the growing Bud Light portfolio: Bud Light MIXXTAIL. Bud Light MIXXTAIL is an 8%* ABV cocktail-inspired beverage available in three flavors – Long Island, Firewalker and Hurricane – that combines the great taste of America’s favorite cocktail flavors with the uniquely smooth and refreshing finish expected from a Bud Light.

“With Bud Light MIXXTAIL, consumers spoke and we listened. We created a cocktail-inspired beverage to quench consumers’ demand for more variety, mixology and easy, convenient cocktail solutions. MIXXTAIL’S bold cocktail taste makes it the perfect pregame in a bottle,” said Alexander Lambrecht, vice president, Bud Light. “We believe Bud Light MIXXTAIL will be the perfect companion brand to our popular Bud Light Lime Ritas. Together, these brands will help us continue to lead the FMB category.”

Like the cocktails that inspired it, Bud Light MIXXTAIL is best served over ice. The new drink will be available in 8-packs of 11.5 oz. recloseable aluminum bottles and single-serve 16 oz. and 25 oz. cans beginning Feb. 16.

Bud Light has a history of success with new product innovations. In 2012, Bud Light introduced Bud Light Platinum, which quickly became the best-selling new beer of that year according to IRI Symphony data. Bud Light Lime Ritas, named a Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Winner in 2014, make up more than one-third of the FMB (flavored malt beverage) category. Since the launch of Lime-A-Rita in 2012, the Ritas brand has grown to include four core flavors – Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita – that claim the top four spots in the FMB category. Bud Light expects similar results for the new Bud Light MIXXTAIL line. For more information on Bud Light MIXXTAIL, visit www.BudLight.com.

 

 

 

 

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Cocktail Spotlight: Sangria Lolea Nº1 – Sparkling Red Sangria with Spanish Wine

 

LOLEA Nº1

Sangria is a traditional and popular beverage of many people in Spain. It is part of Spanish history and tourism especially in the summer, because it is a refreshing drink synonymous with beach, sun and chiringuito.

In each house they have their own sangria recipe, and in CASA LOLEA, we have ours. Artisan development with a combination of wine and fruit with a frizzante touch, at a rate that only we know.

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Traditional tasting notes begin by talking about colour and appearance. Here there are no surprises a light cherry red tone, clean, bright and attractive with a slight effervescence of fine, steady bubbles. Next is the olfactory phase.

Here, Lolea sets itself apart from all other sangrias that we have tasted so far. It smells like a fresh, young wine! And of cherry, orange peel, lemon drops, cinnamon and sour strawberry. Its intense, pleasant aromas are married with crisps nuances of grapes and sweet fruit. But the best has yet to come. Full-bodied and ample on the palate, Lolea confirms all the olfactory suspicions, following them with the experience of a wide array of ripe red berries and blue flowers, where you appreciate the noblest part of the wine and tannins.

It has a very silky carbonic composition and slightly bitter finish that invites you to enjoy it.

 

 

About SANGRÍA

Sangria is a traditional and popular drink in many Spanish towns, it is an integral part of the country’s history and tourism, above all in summer because it is a refreshing drink, synonymous with beach, sun, and a nice beach bar.
Each household in Spain has its own sangria recipe and in Casa Lolea we have our own secret blend, fully artisan, a perfect combination of wine and fruit with a frizzante touch.
Sangria can be prepared with red or white wine, the latter being known as Clarea.
Sangria is healthy and natural. It is synonymous with social gatherings, celebration and joy. The perfect refreshing drink for parties and gatherings, with friends and family gathered around a large glass of chilled Sangria, LOLEA brings a sophisticated touch with style and taste.

 

 

Company: Sangría Lolea
Brand: Sangría Lolea
Origin: Spain
Category: Cocktail
Packaging: 750 ml
Claims: All Natural
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: www.sangrialolea.com

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: John’s Natural Cordial – Elderflower

 

An elegant dark green, single-serving bottle with high-quality ceramic printing! JOHN'S ELDERFLOWER: doesn’t just offer great taste, but an unmistakably unique look in the mix.

 

Delivery unit | 0,7l case non-returnable
Contents | 6 x 0,7l bottle
Volume in L | 4,2
Calories | 43 kcal / 183 kJ

 

The premium brand among cordial mixers.

In mid-2011, reorientation and fine-tuning of JOHN’S began after acquisition of the brand. The recipes for all of the existing flavours were thoroughly optimized. Consequently, the new JOHN’S LEMON SQUASH has become a little more full-bodied, with an added hint of sharp fruitiness. The enhanced lime flavour of the new JOHN’S LIME JUICE particularly appeals to the taste buds. The newly created JOHN’S CITRON JUICE is composed mainly of pure lemon juice, lemon pulp and orange juice, and is guaranteed to be completely free of artificial colourings or preservatives.

 

 

About the company:

The taste of a good cocktail is determined both by the choice of its ingredients and the quality of those selected. There used to be as many different opinions on the subject as there were are cocktail makers, until now! Why, you ask? Because JOHN’S Cordial Mixers are here! Genuine, natural and unique taste is absolutely guaranteed. JOHN’S is setting new standards on the bar scene and mixing it up on the cocktail market with the four flavours LIME JUICE, LEMON SQUASH, CITRON JUICE and ELDERFLOWER. JOHN’S offers the perfect product range to meet the demands of any modern club or stylish bar that would like to have four sure-fire top-class performers behind the bar. No matter what you’re mixing – cocktails, long drinks or any other mixed beverage – JOHN’S is the premium brand among cordial mixers!

 

 

Company: MBG International Premium Brands GmbH
Brand: John's
Slogan: the unique, refreshing taste of springtime
Origin: Germany
Category: cocktail
Claims: free of artificial colourings or preservatives
Variants: LIME JUICE, LEMON SQUASH, CITRON JUICE and ELDERFLOWER
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: johns-juice.de

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Quai Sud Ibiza Cocktail Mix

 

 
Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar from Reunion, bananas (banana, coconut oil, sugar, honey, flavour), apple (apple, sulfur dioxide), cinnamon, cornflowers,yellow colouring agent E110, 0.08% flavour (vineyard peach).

Leave the mix to macerate 24 hours in 70cL of white wine in the refrigerator. Filter.

Store in a dry place and away from light.

Possible traces of nuts, gluten, mustard, sesame, milk, eggs, sulfites, soy

Can have an adverse effect on attention in children
 

 

Company: Quai Sud
Brand: Quai Sud
Origin: France
Category: Drink Mixes
Packaging: 90g (3.18oz)
Variants: View Range Here
Price: €8.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: quaisud.com

 

 

 

 

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