Thursday, November 12, 2015

New York- Go Drink Here: the Village Voice Holiday Spirits Cruise

Baby, Let's Cruise

Village Voice Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise
Courtesy image- Village Voice

A week from now, we'll be cruising around the Hudson River on the Hornblower Infinity  and enjoying unlimited drinks from more than 25 distilleries, wineries and makers of fine spirits. The Village Voice will be hosting its 3rd annual Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise from 6:00pm - 10:00pm on Thursday November 19th. Confirmed brands include Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Jack from Brooklyn, Queens Courage Gin, Port Morris Distillery, Prairie Organic Vodka, Scorpion Mezcal and Tanteo Spirits. There will also be a complimentary buffet dinner, live music and a souvenir glass. You want to come. You know it. All you have to do is go HERE and buy a ticket.

Infinity Hornblower Yacht
Photo credit: Nathalie Zaro
A portion of proceeds from Holiday Spirits will benefit Lifebeat, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America's youth (13-29) about HIV/AIDS prevention.

We attended the Village Voice's Annual Holiday Spirits Cocktail Cruise last year and loved getting to know new spirits and cocktails that we don't see at every bar. (Some brands even had a little swag to give out. Here are a couple of drinks we really loved.

Will you be cruising with us next week? What shoes will you wear? Wait, what shoes should WE wear? 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Do Try This At Home: The Perfect Tailgate Toast

The Peligroso Cinnamon Score

We're pretty deep into football season, and with it comes tailgate time. Whether you're convening with friends in the parking lot of a stadium, or watching the games from home, you're likely going to be having a cocktail (or five) while you do it. With that in mind, I, created a delicious drink to enjoy at tailgate time featuring Peligroso Tequila Cinnamon. Warm, sweet and a little bit spicy, it's perfect for sipping when temperatures are chilly.

Peligroso Cinnamon Score

Here's the recipe:
8 oz instant hot chocolate
3 oz Peligroso Tequila Cinnamon
5 dashes orange bitter
1 pinch of sea salt
1 pinch of nutmeg

Prepare 1 packet of instant hot chocolate. Pour into your favorite thermos or portable mug. Add 3 oz Peligroso Tequila Cinnamon. Add 5 dashes of orange bitters, a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of nutmeg to taste. Then pour into small mugs or cups.

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