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Biodegradable Glitter, the Newest Product to Save the Planet

Festival season is officially here and it’s time to start gearing up with the freshest looks for the affair. But these events aren’t well-known for their eco-friendly initiatives; in fact, the amount of trash associated with these events have made them hard for environmentalists to swallow. Especially now that plastic straws have been banned in many locations.

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Unfortunately, this plastic infiltration is nothing new. At the recent Coachella festival, more than a dozen grape farmers picked up shifts each night collecting pounds upon pounds of plastic cups, wrappers, and trash.

Today Glitter 100% plastic-free glitter

But the California coastline is used to garbage crowding its shores. Among the 3,400 miles of California coastline, most of it has been cluttered with straws, plastics, and waste for years. Amidst the new laws seeking to banish plastic bags and other single-use plastic products, the makeup industry has been among the most difficult markets to sway.

Enter: biodegradable glitter.

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While many companies have been touting eco-friendly glitter products this year, Today Glitter is the first 100% biodegradable glitter product for festival-goers, DIY crafters, and savvy spenders, alike. This glitter has been integrated into makeup brands, body lotions, and more, with FDA approval to be used on eyes and lips. This makes it one of the best products to use during festival season.

“At Today Glitter, our mission is to enhance the inner beauty of each individual without contaminating our environment,” notes Victor Alvarez, the spokesperson for Today Glitter. “With 100% plastic-free biodegradable glitter, beauty gurus, families, and everyone in between can experience the joys of glitter without risking harm to the planet. It’s our passion to give fans useful and creative alternatives to live a sparkly life without the waste.”

Today Glitter 100% plastic-free glitter

Best of all? This glitter degrades in fewer than 30 days. While it means you can’t stock up on your favorite products, it ensures that traditional glitter made from small pieces of plastic stay out of the environment.

These microplastics are terrible for the environment. Anything from plankton to fish to birds regularly ingests these plastics which contributes to bioaccumulation throughout the ecosystem. They can take up to 200 years to photodegrade in the environment where they break into smaller plastic particles before they’re finally gone. Scientists have been calling on a ban for glitter for years. It was thanks to their efforts that microbead exfoliants were banned back in 2015.

These biodegradable glitters are also much more comfortable to wear with some reports claiming that they’re up to 40% silkier than traditional glitter. Starting at $10, this affordable option will hopefully push plastics out of the beauty realm for good. This festival season, invest in eco-friendly products.

Bokksu Hanami Festival Box: Taste of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Although it may not feel like it, we are fully in the season of spring. Many cultures celebrate the season of renewal and growth in different ways. One of our favorites is the Japanese Hanami Festival, celebrating the Japanese Cherry Blossoms. In honor of Japan’s famed Hanami Festival, Bokksu, makers of the artisanal Japanese snack box, presented the Bokksu Hanami Festival Box. Hanami means “flower viewing” in Japanese; loved ones get together to enjoy a delicious feast under fully blossomed cherry blossom trees in parks throughout the country. The Bokksu Hanami Festival Box celebrates the decadent snacks enjoyed during the feast.

As April’s coveted snack box, the Bokksu Hanami Festival Box wonderfully honors the April Japanese festival. Bokksu curated this snack box to help you transport you to hanami season in Japan! Potato chip lovers won’t be able to stop eating the potato sticks. Fans of all things savory will love the snacks like the Ebi Crunch Black Pepper. Love sweets? The Handmade Sakura Candy is a must.  Check out all of the Bokksu Hanami Festival Box snacks below:

Spring Sakura Senbei – This thin cracker has a lot of flavor going on: preserved sakura blossoms, mirin (sweet sake), and squid to name a few. In fact, squid is the main ingredient of this senbei! Squid is a popular food in Japan during the spring and goes surprisingly well with the salty yet floral tang of the pickled sakura flowers. This uniquely Japanese flavor combination is captivating, so don’t let the squid scare you off!

Handmade Sakura Candy – Since its sakura season, Bokksu brings you this Handmade Sakura Candy made exclusively for them! Sakura in Japan symbolizes ephemerality and the fleeting quality of life. Like the sakura that fades away at the end of the season, this candy dissolves lightly on the palette. Sweet and floral, cherry blossoms are harvested and prepared by pickling and drying the flowers in salt. This traditional method preserves the vibrant color and flavor of Sakura, which makes it perfect for candy. This is also why this Handmade Sakura Candy contains real bits of preserved sakura!

Cheese Okaki Plum Flavor – This okaki (a type of cracker) with a cheesy center from popular maker Bourbon is a long-time favorite in Japan. It hasn’t stopped selling since the original flavor came out in 1984! This special plum flavor is seasonally exclusive for the spring hanami season. The cracker itself features umeboshi (pickled plum), a popular tsukemono (pickled food) in Japan known for being very tart and salty. It’snot uncommon to find umeboshi gently placed on top of a bed of rice or in the center of onigiri (rice balls) in a hanami picnic bento. This snack is great with a cup of green tea.

Sakura Chocolate Crepe – This delicate delight is one of our favorite spring-time treats. We first tried this crepe last April, and loved it so much we had to bring it back! A wafer-thin crepe is baked and rolled up for crisp layers. It’s then enrobed in a decadent coating of white-chocolate infused with powdered sakura petals for a richer flavor and color.

Sakura Chinsuko Cookie – This adorable Sakura Chinsuko cookie is shaped, flavored, and colored like a Japanese cherry blossom. Chinsuko is a traditional cookie from Okinawa and is a very popular omiyage (souvenir gift) in Japan. It’s similar in texture to a shortbread cookie and carries delicate flavors like sakura well. The addition of real sakura leaves enhances the light floral flavor of this pink cookie.

Ebi Crunch: Black Pepper Flavor – The cousin to Bokksu’s favorite, Ebi Crunch, this Ebi Crunch Black Pepper is equal in flavor as a mix of rice crackers and peanuts. It packs even more heat than the original, with its concentrated punch of pepper. It is the perfect accompaniment to your next happy hour beverage with its puffy frame and a generous helping of seasoning.

Kakinotane Plum Shiso – Kakinotane is a classic Japanese snack mix of crescent-shaped senbei and peanuts. This mix packs a powerful punch of traditional Japanese plum and shiso (perilla leaf). Sharp and a little spicy, it blends pickled plum, shiso, and paprika. The buttery peanuts perfectly balance the mix of dominant flavors. Kakinotane is a kind of otsumami, and as such is typically enjoyed with beer. We’re sure you’ll be amazed by its incredible flavor.

Suppa Mucho Plum Potato Sticks – These thin, crispy potato sticks are bursting with flavor. Like an ode to the Japanese plum tree, every bite carries the floral notes of plum blossoms, the sourness of umeboshi, and the earthiness of shiso (perilla leaves). This Japan-exclusive snack is the most addicting potato chip we’ve had.

Spring Gold Green Tea – Celebrate the spring with this beautiful tea package designed exclusively for Bokksu and enjoy classic sencha tea to warm you from the inside out! Sencha is a traditional steamed Japanese green tea and considered the most popular tea in Japan. This particular tea is exceptionally strong in flavor and is the perfect addition to any spring picnic party under cherry blossom trees!

What are your thoughts on the snacks in the Bokksu Hanami Festival Box?

1000 Stories Wines: An Evening With Bob Blue And Red Wines

On a typical rainy Spring evening in New York, I was ushered to the back of Fine & Rare restaurant at 9 East 37th Street, to a grand table and intimately introduced to a wonderful collaboration of wine and spirit for the palette in the form of 1000 Stories Wines. On any night, a lot can be found nestled in the little nooks and crannies of the city streets. Delightful little eateries with locally-sourced specials, goodnight kisses had under the awnings of Old-World high-rises and the little peeks of west and eastside sky-line pushing their way through the dusky fog.

It was on such an evening in classic New York fashion that I found myself tucked behind a beautifully arranged table for sixteen at the wonderfully hidden restaurant.  The restaurant can usually be found offering up cool live jazz-infused acoustics to go with your pappardelle Bolognese and burrata heirloom tomato salad.

1000 Stories is a line of exquisite and well-executed wines that distinguish themselves from the lot as they are aged in whiskey barrels.  The fineness of the grape meets the distilled beauty of the whiskey in 1000 Stories Wines and creates broad flavor profiles that pull from the diversity of the loveliness of Zinfandel and Bordeaux grapes and merges them with the lingering and definitive essences of oaky, sweet and herbal whiskey.

On that evening, winemaker and co-founder of 1000 Stories Wines, Bob Blue gave a verbal soft-sell of how the brand came to be and then walked us through an exclusive tasting of the brand’s renowned line-up together with one of its latest, The Prospector’s Proof.

We started the pre-dinner tasting with a 2016 Zinfandel Batch 42, a peppery full rounded fruity wine then moved onto 2016 Zinfandel Batch 52, a wine sourced from grapes all over the Californian Redwood and Sanel Valleys that carried a welcomed depth that grapes from this Mendocino Region are recognized for. Then onto 2016 Zinfandel Batch 54 which was smoother yet carried a delightfully weighted depth while being soft and satisfying on the palette.  The 2017 Gold Rush Red was strong and full-bodied with its mélange of intense and bold grapes from the California Hills.

Finishing off the bunch was 2017 The Prospectors Proof Cabernet Sauvignon, another bold wine with the spiced pop of vanilla and fragrant herbs from the whiskey barrels. With each wine, it was important to note the presence of the grape characteristics and the presence of the whiskey attributes working together. With the lesser-bodied wines, the sharp higher tannin zinfandels in their various aged stages allowed hints of the whiskey notes to carry through more while the Gold Rush and Prospector’s Proof carried weights that created a harmonious intermingling of full flavor. Altogether, it was an evening of wine lessons that, when combined with better wine understandings, left us all with our favorites and a greater appreciation for brands like 1000 Stories Wines; brands that have found a way to make a wonderful staple even better. It was a delectable evening filled with continuous delights. We’ll end with some of the decadent desserts we enjoyed.

Tech Product Highlights: Our Favorite New Tech Gadgets and Innovations

In the digital age, we’re virtually tech-obsessed. We rely on the newest devices to connect with our loved ones, savor precious memories, streamline our responsibilities, and even learn more about who we are. Whether you’re looking to add to your steadily growing collection of gadgets or you simply want to know more about what’s going on in the wild world of technology, here are a few of our favorite new tech gadgets and innovations that are sure to improve your quality of life.

Western Digital Storage Options

Data shows that 15% of all paper documents are misplaced, while 7.5% are lost forever. But these days, you can avoid that scenario by storing documents digitally. Most of us rely on laptops and personal computers to store vital information for both personal and professional purposes. However, these devices may not always have enough room to spare.

That’s where additional digital storage options come in handy. By utilizing the following new tech gadgets and devices, in addition to your main devices, you’ll ensure you won’t ever lose essential files due to a crash or slow your computer down due to large file sizes.

With the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (short for solid state drive), you can save and even edit high-res photos and videos. It’s a must for photographers and YouTubers alike, as well as anyone who regularly works with media. Plus, it’s durable enough to protect your data from dust, spills, drops, and even rain.

Western Digital MY PASSPORT SSD

Speaking of photos and videos, what about the incredible images captured thanks to your flying drone or your state-of-the-art camera? Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless SSD is perfect for the job. Backing up files is simple, and the durable design means that your data will be protected from vibrations, shock, and substantial drops. No more losing out on precious memories due to clumsiness; this storage option has you covered.

Need a place to store and back up essentially everything on your computer? We all do. Around 35.5 million Americans move every year, and it’s high time we ditch dragging hard copies around and opt for something much more sustainable and portable. You’ll need the MyBook hard drive, which is equipped to hold up to 10TB of documents, music, photos, and video. You can easily transfer data from your PC or Apple computer — and protect it with a password to ensure all of your information is safe.

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And then there are devices that will ensure that data access and transfer are as fast as lightning. My Passport Wireless SSD allows for portable storage, encryption, and speedy data transfers, all housed in a shock-resistant and sleek design free from wires. There’s also the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD, which is ideal for those who regularly immerse themselves in gaming environments. This device allows users to instantly access, use, and capture high-res video, audio, and other content, making it easy for gaming fans to further improve their experiences.

Whether you need a high-quality backup storage option for your work computer or you’re after something a bit more specialized, these Western Digital storage and transfer devices will ensure you won’t ever deal with data loss or slow transfer speeds. In other words, they’ll make your technology work even better than before and alleviate frustration.

Helix DNA Discovery Kit

You may know all of your important documents inside and out, but what about yourself? DNA testing has been around for a while, but it wasn’t until more recently that it was possible for the masses to access this kind of information. And with more people discovering where their ancestors were truly from or what kinds of secrets might be in their family trees, it’s no wonder you’d want to get in on the action, too.

Enter: Helix’s DNA Discovery Kit. While there are other DNA testing kits on the market, Helix’s is unique due to its focus on both ancestry and wellness — and its affordable price point. The kit is billed as a user-friendly way to obtain and explore DNA insights. What’s more, Helix’s CAP-accredited lab and proprietary sequencing allegedly unlock 100 times more data than other comparable consumer tests available.

After samples are sequenced, consumers gain access to two different areas of information. The Ancestry Basics embedded app offers introductory insights into genetic ancestry, such as the region in which your ancestors lived and how inherited genes might impact your life (e.g., how your predecessors adapted to the altitude, diseases, new diets, climate changes, etc.). The Wellness Basics app, which was developed by Helix Partner Lose It!, offers information pertaining to how fitness, lifestyle, and nutrition can come into play with your genetics. You’ll gain data surrounding your BMI, calcium levels, caffeine consumption, and more. Helix also includes a gift card that can be used towards their other DNA products.

If you’ve ever been curious about DNA testing or gaining insight into how your genetic makeup might impact your quality of life, Helix’s DNA Discovery Kit can be a great place to start.

Ventev Mobile Wireless Charging

DNA testing kits can be an excellent way to connect with your past (and even with those you’ve never met). But we also rely on technology to interact with people we see all the time and know well. Most of us use our phones and other mobile devices on a near constant basis, often for this purpose. After all, traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for more than 63% of all internet traffic by 2021.

If you use these devices regularly, you know how devastating it is to deal with a quickly draining battery. In fact, most people suffer from anxiety when they discover their phone is about to die and have no way to recharge. Fortunately, there are convenient solutions on the horizon — and you won’t have to deal with annoying cables anymore. We’re into Ventev Mobile’s wireless charging options for the home, office, and vehicle. These new charging tech gadgets definitely make boosting your battery a lot more convenient (and stylish!) than ever before.

Ventev revealed its range of new tech gadgets — which includes a wireless watchdock duo (a charger that can handle a smartphone and an Apple Watch all at once!) — at CES 2019 this past January. There’s also a wireless chargepad duo, which can power up to two phones simultaneously, and a wireless car kit to allow for secure docking and unobtrusive mounting. With Ventev’s wallports and dashports, consumers can charge their devices for a mere five minutes and gain a staggering five hours of battery life.

If you’ve ever realized your phone battery is running low right when you need to leave the house, these impressive wireless charging products can quickly refresh your battery with ease. You won’t ever have to be late to an event due to charging or worry about a dead battery again.

Drinkfinity Personalized Beverage Pods

When your phone needs to recharge, you can simply plug it in or use a wireless charging station to give it some juice. But even your body needs to recharge, you should be reaching for something hydrating.

That said, many of the options out there aren’t ideal. Plastic water bottles are bad for the planet and often contain chemicals that are harmful to humans. But remembering to refill our reusable water bottles don’t always work out the way we hope. If we forget to fill up, we’re out of luck. Or we were until Drinkfinity came along.

Drinkfinity allows for easy and personalized hydration in portable pods. By simply peeling, popping, and shaking the pods to combine the dry and liquid ingredients inside with water, these flavored beverage blends are just the thing you need to power through the day. Americans drink an average of 1.64 cups of coffee per day, but now there’s something better for you and for the earth. With pods containing green coffee extract, essential vitamins, electrolytes, botanicals, and delectable flavors like coconut water, acai, pomegranate, ginger, and watermelon, you’ll fuel your body with what it needs and craves.

Even better, the pods are reusable, contain 65% less plastic than 20-ounce beverage bottles, and are BPA-free, meaning that you’ll be more sustainable and healthy as a result. What’s more, every Drinkfinity purchase supports Water.org to provide safe water in developing countries. So if you’re seeking a way to help yourself, others, and the earth, switching to Drinkfinity pods in lieu of water bottles, coffee runs, and energy drinks can act as a fantastic introduction.

The beauty of technology is that it’s evolving all the time — and that these new tech gadgets and innovations stand to make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Regardless of whether you’re stuck in an office or are always on the go, there’s bound to be a new invention that’ll help make your day a bit brighter.

Would these new tech gadgets and innovations help make your life easier?

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Your Camping Trip Will Be Lit Thanks To Luci Inflatable Solar Lights

We are a nation of outdoorsmen and women. Approximately 40% of Americans ages 16 and older participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016; whether hunting, wildlife-watching, fishing, or camping, we’ve always been interested in pushing our limits and exploring what this expansive and diverse country has to offer. In the past, this wasn’t always easy. Camping trips were restricted by how much we could carry and easily move. The longer the trip, the more you had to haul into and out of the region, making the addition of recreational materials — like fishing rods — difficult to manage. If you were a part of the 60% of people under the age of 45 who enjoy fishing as a hobby, you’d be forced to pick and choose what to bring — and would most likely have to leave your fishing rod behind. Thanks to Luci Inflatable Solar Lights, the very first inflatable solar light, those days are in the past.

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Let The Light In

Luci Inflatable Solar Lights are portable, lightweight, waterproof, and solar-powered — an utterly perfect companion for the forester within us all. The Luci Base Light maximizes brightness while minimizing space; as a collapsible product, it weighs next to nothing so you can make room for the things that really matter. However, this doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing quality for space. By producing 300 lumens — and the ability to last up to 50 hours on a single charge — your campsite will be as bright as your living room with none of the garishness. The 31 warm white LED lights create a diffused glow that looks perfectly at home even out in nature. Even better, the Luci Base Light charges your phone, so you’ll never have to worry about being stranded with a dead battery.

Luci Base Light Phone Charging

The applications of Luci Inflatable Solar Lights go far beyond camping. Let’s check out some other uses for these lightweight, waterproof, solar lights.

    • On The Road: Road trips possess the same vibes as camping trips, except they occur on wheels rather than on foot. If you’re going to trek across the country, staying in a hotel every night isn’t always an option. Luci Lights ensure that your vehicle is always illuminated, no matter where you are on your journey.
    • In The Home: Did you know that approximately 22% of all electricity generated in the U.S. is used for lighting? By swapping some of your fixtures out with Luci Lights, you could do your part to reduce that energy use; all while saving money on electricity bills.
    • Night Fishing: With Luci Lights, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Not only are these compact enough to take on long trips, but they are also ideal for nightly excursions. Since you have enough space in your pack to bring your fishing rod along, you’ll be able to explore the nuances of night fishing; you won’t need to go guessing your way through the dark, muddy waters if you have your Luci Light.

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The benefits of Luci Inflatable Solar Lights are obvious and will undoubtedly last for years after your purchase; solar panels have been known to last more than 30 years, and that’s when they’re attached to roofs and exposed to the elements. If you’re looking to leave your flashlight behind on your next camping trip, Luci Inflatable Solar Lights are waiting for you!

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Lip-Licking Good: The Delectable Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

We’re sure you’re aware of the long-standing relationship between food and fashion. But have you noticed the budding fusion of food and beauty? You’ve probably enjoyed a beauty drink, indulged in coconut water or milk-based beauty products, but have you ever tried a foodie-inspired lipstick? Get ready to enjoy your lip licking beauty with the wonderful range of Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

Gorjue fuses the food and makeup industries with lipsticks that mimics and named after foods from around the world. The brainchild of Maesa Koeber, Gorjue foodie-inspired lipsticks are cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks that make your lips nibble-worthy. The long-wearing lipsticks are also gluten-free, soy-free, glide on velvet smooth, is highly pigmented and opaque, and very moisturizing. Don’t worry, you won’t be walking around with food breath on your lips. Gorjue boasts a delectable citrus vanilla scent that will put all the attention on your lips.

Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks

The name itself celebrates beauty and food. Gorje means “to eat” but it’s also a simile for “gorge,” short for gorgeous. What a perfect double entendre! Coat your lips in creamy satin lip colors in shades like Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Nigiri, New York Hotdog, California Burger, and Southern Fried Chicken. Each shade retails for $22.00 but you can all five creamy colors in a Foodie Beauty Bundle for $90.00.

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For those who are not afraid to go all out, there is the Limited Edition “To Go” set for $120.00; it includes all five of the Foodie Beauty Bundle lipsticks in a giant Gorjue’s Take Out Box. The Take Out Box is made from hard white vinyl, boasts a functional lid with inside storage, and metal handle.

We can’t wait to see what other food-inspired colors Maesa Koeber adds to her range of Gorjue Foodie-Inspired Lipsticks. We have a few ideas of our own but we want to know, what food-inspired lip colors would you love to see?

 

Effen Vodka Launches Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus Flavors

National Vodka Day isn’t until October but thankfully we don’t have to wait until then to enjoy the latest flavor launches from Effen Vodka. Just in time for and perfect for summer, are Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus flavors. The two new super-premium vodka flavors join the already exciting range of flavors. These flavors include Black Cherry, Raspberry, Cucumber, Blood Orange and Green Apple. Let’s get to know the new Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus vodka flavors.

Made from premium French wheat, Effen Vodka uses a continuous distillation process, along with all-natural ingredients to create a smooth taste on the palate. This results in a flavored vodka that is smooth yet crisp with flavors that are unsullied by an aftertaste. We had the pleasure of enjoying several cocktails made with the new Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus vodkas. Great music kept us company as we enjoyed a very informative flight bar led by Bartender, Amy Probasco. We enjoyed the new flavors neat and paired with a variety of ingredients. We recommend trying different fruits and herbs to enhance the natural flavors of each new flavor.

The night ended too quickly but we each took home a keepsake cocktail shaker designed by Street Artist, AJ Lavilla.

The Effen Rosé Vodka combines the bright, smooth flavors of a classic Rosé with an accent of vanilla and honey to round out its flavor. The liquid itself is a beautiful pink-hue and adds no additional sugar. The two featured Effen Rosé cocktails included the Raspberry Rosé Spritz, a great summer drink; and the Rosé & Soda, perfect for those who want a low-calorie and low sugar cocktail.

The one of a kind Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka uses Yuzu citrus fruit; it’s known for its use and origin from Japan and East Asia. This Asian citrus fruit is exploding with popularity across the US, and already can be found in many products. The taste is a complex blend of citrus, grapefruit, and herb to truly embody the subtle beauty of the Yuzu fruit and flavor. This is the first Yuzu Vodka we’ve experienced and we are in love. We loved the light and refreshing citrus taste.

Thanks to the Effen Yuzu Citrus cocktail, we’ve found out new “adult lemonade” and the Yuzu Citrus & Grapefruit Soda is another low-calorie and low sugar winner. No matter which flavor you enjoy, we promise the Effen Rosé and Effen Yuzu Citrus vodkas will be a hit.

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails With Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

We know what you’re thinking when it comes to Cinco de Mayo, it should start and end with tequila. But you’d be surprised to see how gin, especially a very well-made gin, can be a delightful tequila substitute. When we first heard about Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, we were immediately intrigued. Like a traditional gin, Jaisalmer‘s base is Juniper Berries, but it’s the Indian herbs that really make it special. The traditional pine notes are awakened with the likes of Darjeeling Tea, Lemongrass, Vetiver, Indian Coriander, and Licorice, to make a few.

The result is a refreshing and spicy twist that includes the combination of peppery, spicy, citrus, and anise notes. Because tequila and gin are plant-based spirits, they both add grassy or leafy flavors to cocktails. Both are also excellent bases for cocktails made with citrus, mint, and ginger flavors; they just add different flavor personalities to the cocktails. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we welcome three Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin cocktails for those who may want a change from the traditional tequila drink recipes.

The Golden Fort

50ml Jaisalmer Gin
15ml Lime Juice
10ml Cinnamon Syrup
50ml Cloudy Apple Juice
Sliced Green Apple Nutmeg (optional) Ice
Pour Jaisalmer Gin over cubed ice, add fresh lime juice, cinnamon syrup, and cloudy apple juice. Garnish with an apple fan of 3 slices and add grated nutmeg on top (optional).

The Jaisalmer Peppertini

50ml Jaisalmer Gin
20ml Pink Peppercorn Syrup
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
40ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
Pour Jaisalmer Gin, Peppercorn Syrup, fresh lemon juice, and pink grapefruit juice into a shaker, shake and double strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass. (To make peppercorn simple syrup: add crushed pink peppercorns to a simple Monin sugar syrup to infuse.)

The Jaisalmer Indian Gin & Tonic

50ml Jaisalmer Gin
125ml Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
Orange peel
Ice
Fill a Copa glass with ice. Add Jaisalmer Gin and top up with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water. Add an orange peel twist.

Are you ready for a gin that bears slightly off the traditional course? Are you ready to experience Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin?