Tea Time | No Longer Just an Afternoon Delight

Our love of tea is no secret and knows no bounds. While most people swoon over coffee more than anything, we bleed tea. We proudly call our cupboard of tea, a collection, because just as people collect stamps, action figures, etc, we collect tea. We thoroughly enjoy tea infusions and experiment a lot with flavors and while we haven’t gushed here on ready-to-drink cold tea drinks, we’ve been enjoyed them for year – and we’re not talking simple iced tea. Today we highlight cold tea beverages we’ve been enjoying. Some are new, some have been around for years. all we know, they are all very delicious and good for you. Get ready to stock your refrigerator, not your cupboard, with teas from lopinavir buy uk ITO EN, kaletra covid 19 coronavirus Little Miracles, see ChaiElixir, http://fitkatbykatrinabowden.com/?ka=kaletra-extemporaneous Honest Tea, and Gold Kili.

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When you’re thinking of limited edition teas, ITO EN’s leading Japanese brand of green tea, Oi Ocha comes to mind. For the first-time ever, bottled Shincha, the year’s first harvest of green tea, is available in the U.S. Known as the year’s very first harvest of green tea, which is celebrated for its fresh and lively flavor, naturally sweet finish and smooth umami taste. Oi Ocha Shincha is better for you than typical green teas. With its high concentrations of the amino acid L-theanine, catechin antioxidants and Vitamin C, lower caffeine, and high concentration of Catechins/EGCG – a powerful antioxidant in tea that helps neutralize free radicals, this limited edition, seasonal tea will blow you away with its health benefits. Oi Ocha Shincha is available in 16.9 oz., BPA-free recyclable bottles at select retailers and at see url www.itoen.com.

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Little Miracles are delicious tea beverages you can enjoy anytime. These addictive drinks combine the purest organic green or black tea leaves with the most revitalizing fruits and juices from superfoods. One taste of these refreshingly healthy drinks and you’ll find yourself hooked. What can you expect from this bottled goodness, energizing ginseng and Acai in their purest forms, and other great ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger, pomegranate, and white cherry. Available in four uniquely blended flavors, you’ll find yourself continuously quenching your thirst with these high quality, antioxidant tea drinks day and night. Little Miracles come in handy little 11.16 oz bottles but are very new to the US. To find a list of stockists (aka retailers), go to  ritonavir coronavirus coronavirus www.drinklittlemiracles.com.

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We have a profound love of chai. it is a love we cannot understand and one we have completely surrendered ourselves to. Which is why we were truly excited to be introduced to ChaiElixir, an amazingly refreshing, effervescent chai drink that is an all-natural alternative to carbonated and caffeinated drinks. If you’ve ever enjoyed the spicy, sweet and milky taste of a cold or frozen chai, you will fall head over heels in love with all three flavors of ChaiElixir. Essence boasts a blend of white tea, natural flavors and spices, sweetened with sugar cane and white peach nectar. The very smooth Fusion blends oolong tea, natural flavors and spices from around the world with a touch of vanilla for an enchanting and flavorful journey. Last but not least, Vivid invigorates your taste buds with green tea, natural citrus flavors, spices and caffeine. ChaiElixir comes in 12 oz glass bottles and can be purchased at www.mybrands.com.

Honest Tea

For those who want the fresh taste of fruit with a caffeine-free tea option, the organic, 100 calories per bottle, Honest Tea is just what you need. Although the two newest flavors, Orange Mango Flavored Herbal Tea and Pomegranate Blue Flavored Herbal Tea are launching in January 2015, you can currently indulge in their refreshing and slightly sweet flavors. We recommend their Raspberry Tea, Honey Green Tea, and Peach White Tea, all of which are only 70 calories per bottle. Honest Tea comes in 16.9 oz. and 59 oz bottles, and is available at mass retailers and drug stores nationwide.

Gold Kili All-Natural Ginger Lemon

we know what you’re thinking, one of these things is not like the others. Yes this tea can be enjoyed hot and cold but ever since the weather has become unpredictable, we’ve been plopping one of these filter bags into all our drinks. We’ve infused our water, orange juice, smoothies, etc with the sharp, spicy taste of ginger all for our good health and love of this pronounced flavor. Made with the finest grade ginger, and enhanced with the naturally tangy lemon, Gold Kili will cure what ails you this winter. A box comes with 12 individual foil pouches and can be purchased on www.amazon.com.

Are you a tea lover like us? Have you tried any of the above? Share your favorite cold tea beverages.

Keep Your Spirits Up | Village Voice 2nd Annual “Holiday Spirits” Tasting Event

Ready to get into the Holiday Spirits? Or rather, are you ready for the Holiday Spirits to get into you? The Village Voice is back with another celebrated experience that is a unique way to indulge in your favorite alcohol brands, and perhaps discover a few new specialty cocktails. Coming very soon, November 20th to be exact, is the Village Voice 2nd Annual “Holiday Spirits” Tasting Event, where 25+ distilleries, wineries and more from New York and beyond will be on hand to share samples of their delicious spirits, and treat you to a night of fun.

During this second round of what is surely a very festive event, which takes place on The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, attendees of the Village Voice 2nd Annual “Holiday Spirits” Tasting Event will get to enjoy a fun harbor cruise as they sample drinks from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, Brooklyn Winery, Mount Gay Rum, Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Widow Jane, Art in the Age Craft Spirits, Atsby Vermouth, Breuckelen Distilling, Cooperstown Distillery, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Owney’s Rum and White Pike Whiskey, and many more local and artisan spirit brands.

This year’s Holiday Spirits will feature two ticket options: general admission tickets ($50.00), and VIP tickets ($70.00). Both offer unlimited sampling from 25+ distilleries, wineries and more, a souvenir tasting glass, live music*, and complimentary hors d’ouevres. The VIP ticket allows guests access to the Captain’s Lounge, a private VIP deck located on the top level of the ship, which will include a private bar, and a VIP gift bag. For more details on this year’s two ticket options, visit: ww.villagevoice.com/holidayspirits.

*Each level of the ship will feature live entertainment throughout the night from jazz quartet, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, and local New York  DJ Tim Martell, who has worked his “turntables” opening for Beyonce, performing at Shaun White’s X-Games Gold After Party, and MTV’s VMA official after party. For more information on attending this great event, and to purchase your tickets, see below:

 DATE: Thursday, November 20th 2014
VENUE: The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship
    Pier 40 @ West Houston St., Manhattan, NY
TICKETS: On-sale now, here: http://ticketf.ly/1yhVPCo
General Admission Ticket – $50 | VIP Ticket – $70
TIME: 6PM – 9PM
            5:30pm Boarding | 7:45pm Leave Dock For NY Harbor Cruise

Hope to see you all on the cruise!

Perrier Debuts Limited Edition #PerrierStreetArt Collection

Street Art has found a new canvas, gracing the bottles and cans of all-natural, sugar-free and calorie-free sparkling natural mineral water, Perrier. For more than a century, Perrier has collaborated with some of the world’s most famous and distinguished artists, including Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Bernard Villemot and that tradition continues with their most recent collaboration with three groundbreaking, international contemporary, and street artists, JonOne, Eduardo Kobra, and Sasu. Each artist created three custom designs to beautify the iconic glass Perrier 750mL, 330mL and 200mL sizes bottles, on the recyclable PET bottles in both 1L and .5L sizes, and the 250mL slim cans in original, and all-natural flavors including pink grapefruit and lime. Check out some of the designs from the #PerrierStreetArt limited edition collection below:
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The event, which was held at the Colossal Paint Warehouse in Brooklyn with its various art genres and artist loft ambiance, was the perfect venue to highlight the edgy artwork these three artists brought to Perrier. The giant warehouse featured three vignettes decorated to highlight each artist’s work, waiters were dressed in paint-splattered jackets, three signature cocktails were named for each artist, DJ Valissa Yoe kept the crowd entertained from behind a cage and guests enjoyed delicious fare, which included a trio of colorful chocolate fountains

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Street Art has become one of the most popular contemporary art movements and has opened a new outlet of diverse creativity in artistic style and technique. Perrier has always celebrated artists who innovate and challenge, a talent all three artists possess, making them ideal for the sparkling mineral water brand. One of our favorite things from the event was the digital graffiti wall, which revealed one of the designs by Eduardo Korba, check it out on video below:

Kobra – from São Paulo, Brazil, adds dynamic graphics and lively patterns to the range of Perrier slim cans.

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JonOne – a New York native, JonOne has lived in Paris since the late 1980’s, and he revisits the Perrier glass bottle series with colorful abstract designs.

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Sasu – who hails from Tokyo, Japan, brings her elegant and geometric floral creations to the Perrier PET plastic bottles.

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The Perrier Street Art limited edition collection is now available for purchase through most major retailers. To see the artists in action and experience their inspirations for this collaboration, visit the Perrier Facebook Page for original video content: https://www.facebook.com/perrierus.

Healthy Hydration w/ Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters

We’ve shared several low calorie drink recipes of Cascade Ice made with Cascade Ice Cocktail Mixes and Sparkling Waters with Juice, today we’re highlighting the two new flavor addictions to their range of USDA certified Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters. With zero calories, zero grams of sugar, no sweeteners, and zero carbs, this sodium-free, caffeine-free, and gluten-free sparkling flavored waters will keep you refreshed and happy.

Who says your water has to be boring and tasteless. With the organic fruit oils and extracts that are in the Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters, your taste buds will be delighted with every sip of this sparkling essence. Joining the current organic flavors of Mixed Berry, Lemon Zest, Citrus Twist and Lemon Lime, are Organic Blueberry, and Organic Grapefruit, two tart flavors for continuous guilt-free enjoyment.

If you’re asking yourself, can these make cocktails better, they can. If you love White and Red Sangria, pour in 1/4 cup of the Organic Blueberry Sparkling Flavored Water to cut your calorie intake and add the sweet and tart blueberry flavor because when it comes to Sangria, we think the more fruit flavors, the better. For cocktail ideas using the Organic Grapefruit Sparkling Flavored Water, we recommend adding 1/4 cup to the classic Mimosa or 3/4 cup to a Grapefruit Margarita to instantly turn it into a sparkling margarita. You won’t lose the delicious tastes even though your cocktails will be healthier. For a list of retailers that carry Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters, check out the store locator.

Drink to National Vodka Day w/ UV Vodka’s Salty Caramel Apple Vodka

What happens when you combine the year’s hottest new flavor, that features the perfect balance of salty and sweet, with an incredibly smooth vodka? You get the decadent delicious UV Salty Caramel Apple Vodka. This limited time treat is made with all-natural flavors and tastes like a crisp orchard apple, dipped in luxurious caramel, and topped with a salty bite. What better time than the today, National Vodka Day to celebrate this delicious autumn flavor.

UV Vodka’s Salty Caramel Apple features a creamy caramel taste with a salty kick, a flavor you are sure to enjoy, especially on cool, rainy Fall days like today. Enjoy it in your favorite seasonal cocktails, whether they be hot or cold. The golden amber colored vodka is distilled four times to ensure premium quality and a smooth, satisfying taste. It can be enjoyed in mixed cocktails or on the rocks. For those who want something cold and creamy, try a Whipped Apple Shot:

Whipped Apple Shot

1 part UV Salty Caramel Apple
1 dollop whipped cream
1 dash cinnamon
Shake with ice and pour UV Salty Caramel Apple into shot glass. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon!

On a rainy day like today, we are completely in the mood for a cocktail that’ll keep us cozy, so we are indulging in the Hot Apple Blast, the perfect way to fully enjoy the fall season.

Hot Apple Blast

1 part UV Salty Caramel Apple
1 cup hot apple cider
Pour ingredients in a mug and enjoy!

Hope you’re enjoying your National Vodka Day

Spice up National Vodka Day w/ Powell & Mahoney Mixers

Yes, National Vodka Day is officially here and we will continue to honor this versatile spirit with more cocktail highlights. The wonderful thing about vodka is that it plays very well with just about every flavor. We don’t think we’ve ever had a vodka cocktail where the flavors didn’t make sense, Vodka just goes with everything. Today we show how two of our favorite flavors come together to make for a delicious result. In this post, we are highlighting a cocktail made with Powell & Mahoney’s Old Ballycastle Ginger Mixer and vodka.

The above is a new signature National Vodka Day cocktail, The Ginger Dog, created by master mixologist, Tad Carducci. The exotic blend of spicy ginger and tart grapefruit captivates you with alluring flavor sensations. Check out the recipe for The Ginger Dog below:

1.5 oz. Vodka
1.5 oz. Powell & Mahoney Old Ballycastle Ginger
1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Shake all ingredients with ice. Moisten the rim of a Collins glass with grapefruit juice and roll in coarse salt. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a fresh grapefruit slice.

The Powell & Mahoney Old Ballycastle Ginger Mixer is just one of eighteen available cocktail mixer flavors from the brand. The Ginger Mixer is a rich, full bodied mixer uses the finest ginger, delicate elderflower, soothing milk thistle, and fennel to create the perfect partner for your favorite dark spirit. Made in Williston, Vermont, all Powell & Mahoney mixers are handcrafted in small batches using small kettles and boast only the finest juices, essential oils, and pure cane sugar. Grab yourself a bottle for only $7.99 at your local Whole Foods, Wegmans, Stew Leonard’s or specialty and gourmet grocery stores.

Toast to National Vodka Day w/ Wyborowa Wódka

We are days away from celebrating National Vodka Day (October 4th) and we’re excited to toast this annual honoring with a new Polish Vodka we were recently introduced to that’s launching in the US. We were lucky enough to celebrate the US launch of  Wyborowa Wodka, pronounced “Vee-bo-rova” or Wybo for short, a smooth, velvety vodka made from 100% pure rye grain that boasts a rich flavor and a natural, light sweet taste and aroma, setting it apart from other vodkas.

Wyborowa, which aptly means “The Finest” in Polish, is the #1 vodka in Poland, is made with the highest quality ingredients, and is produced through a continuous distillation process at 40 small-scale agricultural distilleries in Poland, earning it the acclaimed Polish Vodka Seal. At the event we were treated to three signature Wybo cocktails: Wyborowa Martini, Wyborowa Sour, and Wyborowa Chilled, as well as delicious Polish hors d’oeuvres. The Wybo Sour was deliciously addictive, and the Martini was as expected, smooth, dry, delicious and strong.

Wybo has been pleasing the palettes of vodka lovers since 1927, it is currently sold in more than 80 countries, and has received with more than 20 international awards including winning a Gold Medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. An impressive way to enter the US market. We had the opportunity to speak with Andrzej Szumowski, President of the Polish Vodka Association (pictured below) Wyborowa Wódka:

“Poland is regarded as the birthplace of vodka, and we are delighted to celebrate the spirit of our culture in the U.S.,” said Andrzej Szumowski, President of the Polish Vodka Association. “Vodka is the pride of Poland and Wybo represents that beautifully with its high quality and purity – something we should all raise our glasses to!”

The wonderful evening ended with a certificate honoring us as Ambassadors of Polish Vodka (ours is being framed)

Wybo Wodka will be distributed in the U.S. by importer and owner of a variety of international spirits, Crillon Importers Ltd, and a 750 ml bottle will retail for $15.99. You definitely need to add this 87-yr old vodka to your drink list.

No Bartender? No Problem, Grab a LIQS Ready-to-Drink Shot

There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends, having a great time sharing laughs and celebrating having fun, whether you’re having game night at home, having a girls night out, hanging out at the beach, or at a party. Good times like these call for delicious cocktails, but no one wants to or should drag around full bottles of alcohol. When you want to celebrate and a bartender is not readily available, why not travel with your own bar with delicious portable cocktails from LIQS Cocktails? Say hello to the LIQS Ready-to-Drink Shot, a collection of low calorie, low sugar, kosher 50ml shots that are made in the USA with premium vodka and tequila.
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These on-the-go, natural flavor cocktails are the brainchild of Michael Glickman and Harley Bauer and are available in Tequila Cinnamon Orange, Vodka Cucumber Lime, Vodka Lychee Grapefruit, and Vodka Kamikaze. These portable shots of cocktail convenience come in ready-to-drink shot glasses that gives you the ability to take the party anywhere. LIQS combines top-shelf spirits with natural flavors for instant deliciousness any time, anywhere.

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The Tequila Cinnamon Orange boasts 120 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 6 grams of sugar, and combines the subtle spice of cinnamon with fresh orange to create an irresistible balance of spicy and sweet; the Vodka Cucumber Lime boasts only 90 calories, 3 grams of carbs, 2 grams of sugar, and combines the cool, refreshing cucumber with the burst of citrus of lime, and a super premium vodka for a light and refreshing cocktail; the Vodka Kamikaze boasts 100 calories, 5 grams of carbs, 4 grams of sugar, and vodka, triple sec and lime juice, infused with the finest citrus and a hint of natural vanilla that will surprise and energize your taste buds; and last but certainly not least, the Vodka Lychee Grapefruit also boasts only 90 calories, 3 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of sugar, while the citrus of grapefruit balances effortlessly with the subtle sweetness of the lychee fruit. Expect two more exciting flavors of LIQS to launch later this year.

The LIQS Cocktail Shots comes in a 3-pack and retails for $7.99. Next time you have a get-together with friends or family, grab a LIQS Ready-to-Drink Shot, and toast to the good times.