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Jovis Limoncello: The Italian Perfect After-Dinner Drink

Jovis Limoncello: The Perfect Italian After-Dinner Drink

Today we highlight a drink that we’ve enjoyed for many summers. Yes, it is the end of summer and while most would regard Limoncello as strictly a summer drink, we’ve known it more as an after-dinner drink. This digestif/digestivo is a classic Italian liqueur, made from the zest of lemon peels from the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Capri. It is very high in alcohol content, so it is best served in a shot glass. Note, this should be sipped, not gulped, as it aids in digestion, especially after a heavy meal. It also makes a very refreshing cocktail, two of which we highlight below. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been indulging in the delightful Jovis Limoncello, a high-quality Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy.

Jovis Limoncello: The Italian Perfect After-Dinner Drink

Infused only with Sorrento PGI (Protected Geographic Indication) lemons, this hand-produced, and bottled Limoncello boasts an intense taste, some sweetness, a slight tartness, and most importantly, is a good source of vitamin C. A favorite among Italian locals, Villa Jovis has been producing Limoncello in Sorrento for the last 20 years. Thanks to importer, Originals Imports, the US populace is now able to enjoy what the birthplace of Limoncello has loved for years. Jovis Limoncello is a premium liqueur crafted in small batches. It contains 32% alcohol by volume, has no stabilizers or colorants, and is housed in a timeless, elegant 750ml bottle.  The average alcohol content for Limoncello is between 25% and 30%. While greatly enjoy neat and perfectly chilled (straight from the freezer is best), Jovis Limoncello is also perfect for cocktails. See below for two favorites and check out their Originals’ cocktail suggestions for more.

Lemon Spritzer

Jovis Limoncello Lemon Spritzer Cocktail

2 oz (4 tbsp) Jovis Premium Limoncello
4 oz (8 tbsp) seltzer water
1.5 oz scant of lemon juice
1 dash aromatic bitters (optional)
Garnish with either thyme, basil, mint, or lemon peel
Build-in glass with plenty of ice. Add garnish and ice first. Then limoncello and lemon juice. Give it one stir
Add seltzer and give it one more stir.

The Immigrant

Jovis Limoncello The Immigrant Cocktail

2 oz (4 tbsp) bourbon
1 oz (2 tbsp) Jovis Premium Limoncello
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters (optional)
Stir with ice for at least 20 seconds. Serve neat or with ice

We hope this will encourage you to add Jovis Limoncello to your home bar. To get your hands on a bottle or two in the tri-state area, head over to these alcohol retailers – Gotham Wines & Liquors, www.liquorstore.com, Wine Bazaar, Ambassador Wines & Spirits, ShopRite Wines and Spirits, Manhattan Valley Wines & Spirits, Sussex Wines & Spirits, HB Liquors, and more. Visit www.originalsimports.com/buy for locations nearest you.

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

Afternoon “Tea” Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

“Teatime” is 365 days a year for us; we understand that for many, tea is preferred during the cooler seasons. Well, it’s days away from the Fall season and it’s the perfect time to share some delicious tea gift sets. Why tea giftsets? Firstly, they allow you to stock up on a variety of tea flavors without fear of running out too quickly; secondly, it’s a great way to try or discover new tea flavors without fully committing. That’s why we’re excited about Jaf Tea’s flavorful fall gift sets.

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

You may remember we first introduced you to Jaf Tea in March when we encouraged you to “Drink to Your Health.” Cuppa after cuppa of delicious flavors from this range of premium, hand-picked, and single-origin Ceylon teas kept our bodies healthy and our minds calm. For Fall, we’re very excited about Jaf Tea’s four fall gift sets. They include the Pure Fruits Collection, Pure Black & Flavored Tea Collection, Pure Teas & Infusions Collection, and the Pure Green Collection. Each of the Jaf Tea gift sets contains an assortment of 80 teas in foil envelopes. They come in a variety of classic black, green, and infusion teas.

Pure Fruits Collection

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

This collection contains an assortment of 10 tea bags of the following 8 exciting fruit-flavored black teas:

  1. Forest Fruit – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces; it is then expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  2. Blueberry Delight – All the juicy tang of ripe blueberries and delicate sweetness of real cherry pieces gently fuses with Jaf their specially selected Ceylon tea.
  3. Pink Grapefruit – Packed with the zingy, zesty flavors of ripe and juicy citrus, perfectly combined with our fine Ceylon tea.
  4. Sunny Lemon – An invigorating blend of sun-ripened sweetness with the zesty tang of real lemon peel, infused into their superb Ceylon tea.
  5. Peach Orchard – Savor the delicately perfumed, sweet flavor of freshly picked peaches, infused into our outstanding Ceylon tea.
  6. Passion Fruit – A luscious balance of vibrantly sweet and tangy fruit flavors, expertly fused with our superior Ceylon tea.
  7. Creamy Soursop – Creamy and comforting with the rich, tropical taste of exotic soursop, sweetly fused with our prized Ceylon tea blend.
  8. Mango Banana – All the tropical sweetness of ripe mango with the smooth, mellow taste of banana, married together with our exquisite Ceylon tea blend.

Pure Black & Flavored Tea Collection

Afternoon "Tea" Delight: Jaf Tea Fall Gift Sets for Tea Lovers

This bold collection contains an assortment of 10 tea bags of 4 classic black teas and 4 fruit-flavored black teas:

  1. English Breakfast – This popular morning blend hails from the fine Dimbulla region of Ceylon and is noted for its strong, full-bodied, and brisk taste.
  2. Ceylon Earl Grey – Named after the 19th Century British Prime minister our blend combines the distinguished taste of Bergamot with the finest Ceylon tea.
  3. Organic Darjeeling – Their organic Darjeeling blend is made up of teas harvested during the months of May to June. They are replete with the signature aroma of muscatel grapes and summer fruits.
  4. Ceylon Supreme – Few black teas on earth can equal this superlative blend for its perfect harmony of distinct Dimbulla character and strong full-bodied taste.
  5. Forest Fruit Black Tea – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces, expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  6. Creamy Soursop – Creamy and comforting with the rich, tropical taste of exotic soursop, sweetly fused with their prized Ceylon tea blend.
  7. Pink Grapefruit – Packed with the zingy, zesty flavors of ripe and juicy citrus, perfectly combined with our fine Ceylon tea.
  8. Sunny Lemon – An invigorating blend of sun-ripened sweetness with the zesty tang of real lemon peel, infused into their superb Ceylon tea.

Pure Teas & Infusions Collection

Jaf Tea Pure Teas & Infusions - Tea Sampler / Gift Set

An exceptional collection that contains 10 tea bags of the following assortment of 8 teas and infusions:

  1. English Breakfast Black Tea – This popular morning blend hails from the fine Dimbulla region of Ceylon. It is noted for its strong, full-bodied, and brisk taste.
  2. Ceylon Earl Grey Black Tea – Named after the 19th Century British Prime minister, this blend combines the distinguished taste of Bergamot with the finest Ceylon tea.
  3. Forest Fruit Black Tea – Bursting with lusciously ripe wild berry flavors and enhanced with real forest fruit pieces, expertly blended with their premium Ceylon black tea.
  4. Natural Green Tea – Hailing from the southern regions of China, this delightful natural variety is distinguished by its perfect balance of light body, fresh aroma, and mellow taste.
  5. Strawberry & Kiwi Green Tea – All the sweet, fresh taste of strawberries enhanced with tropical kiwi and infused with our beautiful Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity aroma and refreshing sweetness.
  6. Soursop & Banana Green Tea – Creamy and comforting, with the sweet taste of soursop fruit and mellow banana, infused with our classic Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly and enjoy hot or cold.
  7. Camomile Dream Natural Infusion – Create a sensory sanctuary with this calming infusion. It is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.
  8. Cool Peppermint Natural Infusion – Only the finest peppermint leaves, replete with essential oils, are used to create this cool and refreshing infusion.

Pure Green Collection

Jaf Tea Pure Green Tea Collection

Last, but certainly not least, the Jaf Tea Pure Green Collection. It contains 10 tea bags of the following assortment of 4 Classic Green and 4 Fruit-flavored green teas:

  1. Natural Green Tea – Hailing from the southern regions of China, this delightful natural variety is distinguished by its perfect balance of light body, fresh aroma, and mellow taste.
  2. Jasmine Green Tea – This carefully crafted blend of Chinese tea is naturally scented with jasmine blossoms in the traditional way to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and fragrance.
  3. Mint Green Tea – Natural mint leaves are expertly blended with the finest green teas from the lush mountains of Ceylon to create this cool and refreshing tea.
  4. Strawberry & Kiwi Green Tea – All the sweet, fresh taste of strawberries enhanced with tropical kiwi and infused with our beautiful Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity aroma and refreshing sweetness.
  5. Lemon Mint Green tea – Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the invigorating taste and aroma.
  6. Mango Green Tea – All the sun-ripened succulence and sweetness of mango, infused with their light and refreshing Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly to enjoy the aromatic burst of tropical taste and flavor.
  7. Soursop Banana Green Tea – Creamy and comforting, with the sweet taste of soursop fruit and mellow banana; it is then infused with their classic Ceylon green tea blend. Brew lightly and enjoy hot or cold.
  8. Oolong Tea – This prized Oolong tea from the Fujian province of China is produced using sophisticated and artisanal techniques to create a delightfully floral light-bodied tea.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these perfect-for-fall, Jaf Tea gift sets. Will you be adding more tea to your pantry during the cooler seasons? If you are, now is the perfect time to get your hands on these tea gift sets. They are regularly priced at $29.99 but are currently on sale for only $19.99. We suggest you head over to www.jaftea.com and stock up before they’re gone.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

About this time last year, we were neck-deep in food trends at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Learning about all the wonderful food trends we’d all be enjoying this year. One of those trends is something we’re very familiar with – the Hibiscus flower, one of the top food trends we highlighted last year. The main thing made with the Hibiscus flower is tea; a bold red tea with lots of health benefits that boasts slightly sweet and tart flavors. We were recently introduced to a new refreshing Hibiscus flower tea drink, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Caveman Coffee Co. is the buzzed-about Amazon brand known for healthy, nutritious specialty coffees and they have expanded their line to include something different in the cold brew category. The brand’s original cold brew beverage is the number one best-seller with the stats to back up its title. This delicious, caffeine-free sparking tea is an herbal beverage brewed cold with hibiscus flowers, lemongrass, and organic natural flavors. Because it’s a natural adaptogen, it is packed with antioxidants and has been linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

The Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is lightly sweetened and carbonated after cold-brewing for 12+ hours for optimum flavor. Some benefits of drinking Hibiscus tea include helping to reduce body temperature, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; This naturally calorie and caffeine-free tea is also used to help in the treatment of heart disease, sore throats, and can help with weight loss. Another great fact is the effect a cup of hibiscus tea can have on cramping and bloating during your period. It helps ease the pains of cramps, as well as elevating your mood and has a calming effect.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Although recently launched, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is already receiving great reviews. Available in 11.5 oz cans, the 6-calorie drink is refreshingly delicious when served cold. The shelf-stable herbal tea is available in 12 packs for $30.00 and is available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com, and on their website, www.cavemancoffeeco.com.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

How Can South Africa’s Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

There aren’t many industries left unaffected by the global spread of COVID-19 this year. With each affected industry is the many people who work within it and depend on its success for their livelihoods. Despite an increase in at-home drinking in the U.S. and Britain during the pandemic, the wine industry is among these affected industries. The restaurant and hospitality sectors were almost immediately impacted by the resulting lockdowns and quarantines from COVID-19. causing global wine sales to drop significantly.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

In the famous South African wine country, those in the industry have been struggling even more acutely with a total ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown and a temporary ban on wine exports. South Africa is the only country to have imposed such bans during the global pandemic.

How Can South Africa's Wine Industry Recover from COVID-19?

The controversial alcohol bans came in two waves. The first ban on the sale of alcohol began at the end of March and lasted for about nine weeks. For five of those weeks, wine exports were also banned. As about 50% of South Africa’s wine is exported in some of the 17 million shipping containers that circulate globally, this was a devastating blow to the industry. This initial ban was lifted on June 1, but President Cyril Ramaphosa reinstated it on July 12 when COVID-19 rates began to rise again.

The purpose of these bans is to ease the burden on South Africa’s health services. So far, coronavirus has hit the country the hardest out of all nations on the African continent. The health systems in many areas of South Africa are on the verge of collapse.

Graham Beck Wines - South Africa Wines

Officials hoped that the initial ban would reduce the number of injuries and accidents hospitals had to deal with if alcohol was out of the picture. With 1.25 million people dying in road crashes and an additional 20 to 50 million people sustaining injuries from traffic collisions around the world every year, removing a primary cause of these accidents could make sense. According to the South African health minister Zweli Mkhize, the government reinstated the ban after a study showed that when the alcohol restrictions were lifted facilities reported as much as a 60% increase in trauma emergency center admissions and up to a 200% increase in ICU trauma admissions. Mkhize also said that models showed that a ban on alcohol sales could result in a 20% decrease in all trauma cases and a 40% reduction of all alcohol-related trauma by the third week.

While the reasoning behind the ban is to ultimately save lives, the 290,000 people directly employed in the South African wine industry fear for their financial futures. There are 533 wineries operating in the country and 2,778 grape-growing farms. The worries over job losses in these businesses are not so different from the worries those in the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. are facing. Without the ability to produce and sell products, jobs are at risk.

“For the initial ban on both local sales and exports, we anticipated losses of up to 18,000 jobs. Depending on how long this new ban is in place, this figure is likely to double…With the initial lockdown, we estimated that up to 80 wineries could have to close their doors,” a spokesperson from the industry body Wines of South Africa (WOSA) said.

Many of those in the wine industry, and people in the hospitality industry as well, have taken to social media with the #JobsSaveLives campaign in an attempt to save their futures. The campaign urges Ramaphosa’s government to partially lift the ban and allow the sale of alcohol in sit-down restaurants. It also calls on the government to ease the 9 pm curfew that was imposed in July 2020.

The stand to save the wine and hospitality industries has even made the leap from virtual to tactile, as protesters have gone to the streets in cities across South Africa. They’re hoping that government leaders hear their voices and realize that the hundreds of thousands of people who work in these industries are going to suffer without some kind of help.

Graham Beck Wines - South Africa Wines

Another social media campaign, identified with #SaveSAWine, is calling on wine drinkers around the world to help support the South African wine industry by purchasing and consuming their wine. As the eighth-largest wine producer in the world, the South African wine industry has an impact on the global wine industry. The country produced 974 million liters of wine in 2019, according to figures from WOSA.

For the sake of the global economy as well as the 40,000 grape farm and winery workers and their dependents, people around the world need to support the South African wine industry. Whether you show support by purchasing South African wine or raising awareness of the industry’s struggle through social media, you could be helping the thousands of families who depend on this industry to survive.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

Summer Rum Cocktail Recipes: Welcome to the Season of Rum

Did you know that July is the official month of Rum? In fact, summer is the season of all things rum. It’s no surprise that the season of hot temperatures would be the season to celebrate this spirit with a tropical history. During the first three weeks of July, we celebrate National Piña Colada Day, National Mojito Day, World Rum Day, and National Daiquiri Day! All of which are deliciously made with rum. Some of you may not know this but Barcardi is the world’s largest rum brand. Naturally, we turned to them in honor of this quadfecta of rum celebrations to we present three rum cocktail recipes to enjoy all month long.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

To our fellow rum cocktail lovers everywhere, now is the time to rejoice and raise a glass or three. While rum is available in both white and dark, we are highlighting the freshness and vitality that is white rum. In honor of National Piña Colada Day on July 10th, National Mojito Day yesterday, July 11th, and the upcoming National Daiquiri Day on July 19th, these white rum-based cocktails are the perfect way to experiment with rum and taste the spirit of the Caribbean.

BACARDÍ Frozen Piña Colada

Just because you missed Piña Colada Day, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this easy frozen Piña Colada recipe – a refreshing rum cocktail made with BACARDÍ Coconut Rum, Coco Reàl, and pineapple juice to transport you to the tropics.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for BACARDI)

2 parts BACARDÍ Coconut Flavored Rum
1½ parts Coco Reàl
1½ parts Pineapple juice
1 cup ice
Garnish with pineapple wedge & cherry flag
For the single-serve recipe, combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until a slushy consistency forms. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry flag.

BACARDÍ Lime Mojito

Get into the Caribbean spirit with this fresh, delicious, and easy to make Mojito cocktail recipe featuring the brand’s latest flavor innovation – BACARDÍ Lime.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum
4 Lime Wedges
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 tbsp Caster Sugar
1 part Club Soda
1 sprig of fresh mint
Add the lime wedges, sugar, and mint leaves and gently muddle until the limes release juice. Add BACARDÍ Lime Flavored Rum and mix the ingredients with a bar spoon. Fill with crushed ice and stir once again. Add club soda and garnish with mint.

BACARDÍ Daiquiri

Rum, lime, and sugar go back a long way in the Caribbean. The classic Daiquiri brings them together in a perfect blend of BACARDÍ Superior rum, the crispness of fruit and the sweetness of sugar. Serve this rum cocktail ice cold for a bracingly refreshing drink.

Summer Rum Cocktails: Welcome to the Season of Rum

2 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum
1 part Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp Sugar
Place sugar and freshly pressed lime juice into a cocktail shaker and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Then pour in the BACARDÍ Superior rum and fill the shaker with half-cubed ice, followed by some half-crushed ice. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Finally, strain through a fine tea strainer into a chilled coupette.

Fishers Island Lemonade is the Perfect Summer Canned Cocktail

Fishers Island Lemonade: The Perfect Summer Canned Cocktail

In case you haven’t stepped foot outside your door and are lapping in the luxury of air conditioning, it is hot outside. It is officially summer and Mother Nature is making that known with high temperatures and unseemly levels of humidity. If you plan on venturing out to your front porch or backyard, do not go empty-handed. We highly suggest you adults grab a 4-pack of Fishers Island Lemonade, the original cocktail-in-a-can.

Fishers Island Lemonade is the Perfect Summer Canned Cocktail

This female-founded, canned cocktail is exactly what you need to cool yourself down on hot and humid summer days. They say our homes are our castles, that may be true, but today we find our island. Fishers Island Lemonade uses fresh, premium ingredients and packs a punch at 9% ABV.  Founded by Bronya Shillo in 2014, this ready-to-drink canned cocktail is perfect for your indoor and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re enjoying stay-at-home BBQs, golf outings, or the beach; and the best part? The can floats so you never have to worry about losing a drop.

Fishers Island Lemonade is the Perfect Summer Canned Cocktail

As previously stated, Fishers Island Lemonade is made with all-natural ingredients. This includes the signature lemon and honey, with a kick of premium distilled Vodka and barrel-aged Whiskey. There’s no malt, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial flavors or colors. It is a true spirits-based canned cocktail, unlike seltzers, wine coolers, and other malt products, and tastes as fresh as if a bartender just made it in front of you. While it is 100% delicious straight out of the can, it also makes an amazing base for refreshing summer cocktails. Check out a few favorites you have to try this summer:

Spiked Half-and-Half

Fishers Island Lemonade is the Perfect Summer Canned Cocktail

6oz FIL (half can)
1.5oz Iced Tea or Sweet Tea Vodka (we highly recommend Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka)
Pour FIL over ice and top with sweet tea vodka. Garnish with lemon and mint. Try it blended!

Ginger Mojito

Ginger Mojito Cocktail

6oz FIL (half can)
1.5oz Ginger Liqueur
Fresh Ginger and Mint
Splash of Club Soda
Muddle mint and ginger in a shaker. Add ice, FIL, and shake. Strain over ice and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with mint.

Light & Sunny

Light & Sunny Summer cocktail

6oz FIL
1.5oz Light Rum
Pour 6oz FIL over ice, top with a rum floater. Garnish with mint and a pineapple wedge.

Spiked Watermelon Chiller

Spiked Watermelon Chiller Cocktail

1/2 Small Watermelon, diced and frozen (for 1 hour)
1 can FIL
Fresh Mint
Dice 1/2 small watermelon, or 1/4 large watermelon. Put into a metal bowl or lay out on parchment paper and freeze for one hour or more. Put frozen watermelon in the blender with 1 can of Fishers Island Lemonade and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Blend until a smooth, slushy consistency. Makes two servings. Garnish with Mint and a Watermelon Slice.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

Blending on-the-Go: BlendJet, a Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

As we see several states begin to open up and several people making the mad dash to enjoy restaurants and bars, but some of you may still be leary about partaking. For those of you not in a rush to head out to the crowds for smoothies and mixed drinks, there is Blendjet, the pocketable blended and mixed drink maker.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

Whether you’re holding up inside your home, backyard or fire escape, the park or just walking, the Blendjet portable blender makes it really easy to cool down with some fun, fruity, blended, or mixed adult beverages. With BlendJet, you can make an unlimited of healthy smoothies, whether you use your own ingredients or their variety of ready-to-blend Jetpack Smoothies. These delicious smoothie blends, all made with real fruit, include Banana Blueberry, Raspberry Dragon Fruit, Mango Matcha, Green Peach Ginger, Mocha Chia, and Tropical Blue.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

This powerful, portable blender also serves double duty; it’s capable of making a dozen tasty cocktails on a single charge. Grab your favorite ingredients and spirits and blend away to some delicious adult beverages. Below are just a few super easy and tasty examples of what you can make.

CITRUS RUM PUNCH

BLENDED CITRUS RUM PUNCH

1/8 cup spiced rum
1/8 cup light rum
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
Lime juice from 1/2 lime
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve over ice and enjoy!

CUCUMBER COCKTAIL

BLENDED CUCUMBER COCKTAIL

3/4 cup cucumber juice
1/4 cup vodka
1 Tbsp agave
Juice of 1 lime
2 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a glass and enjoy!

TROPICAL BLUE PINA COLADA

BLENDED TROPICAL BLUE PINA COLADA

1/4 cup white rum
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 Tropical Blue JetPack
1/4 cup optional ice
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a cocktail glass and enjoy!

CRANBERRY MARTINI

BLENDED CRANBERRY MARTINI

1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Malibu rum
3/4 cup cranberry juice, unsweetened
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp agave
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a fancy glass and enjoy!

GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL

BLENDED GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL

1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup vodka
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime
2 tbsp pomegranate juice
2 tbsp agave
Add all ingredients to BlendJet and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a cocktail glass or sip it right out of the BlendJet!

Now that you see what you can create, what delicious drinks will you make on-the-go?

Celebrate Summer with These Must-Have BBQ Pairings

Celebrate Summer with These Must-Have Whiskey & BBQ Pairings

We are a week into the official summer season, and backyard BBQs should be well underway any minute now.  What better time than now to share some must-have BBQ pairings, to get your summer grilling adventures off to a great start. The key to good BBQ is a good sauce, and you’re in luck because we just happen to have the recipe for a great one featuring Proper No. Twelve Whiskey. We invite you to deep dive into this delicious barbecue sauce and a few whiskeys we recommend enjoying with whatever you slather this sauce on.

The Proper Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Celebrate Summer with These Must-Have BBQ Pairings
1/2 cup Proper No. Twelve Whiskey
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 tbsp Salt
3 cups Ketchup
1/3 cup Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/3 tsp Hot Pepper Sauce
Bring it to a boil in a saucepot. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Serve.

We know what you’re thinking, “BBQs means beer.” Well, you’d be wrong, there is no beer that can enhance and compliment the smoky flavors of BBQ, great whiskey can. Keep reading for some awesome whiskey and bbq pairings.

Benriach 10 Year Curiositas Peated ($54.99)

Celebrate Summer with These Must-Have BBQ Pairings

BenRiach 10 Year Curiositas is an innovative peated whiskey that can be savored by those who are curious to discover a new style of smoky single malt. The wood-rich Highland peat used to craft BenRiach imparts sweet peat flavors compared to the more medicinal notes of Islay peat. This expression serves as a delicious pairing with refreshing, creamy coleslaw and the burnt sugar flavors found in baked beans.

The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years ($60.00)

The GlenDronach is known for robust, full-bodied, fruit-forward whiskeys. The Original Aged 12 Years epitomizes the historic distillery’s unyielding dedication to the mastery of sherry cask maturation. The richly sherried Highland single malt Scotch whiskey presents sweet fruits, walnuts, dark chocolate, and some sweet soft-spiced oak that will not only stand up to BBQ burgers, steaks, and ribs but also provide a harmonious pairing.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked ($54.99)

Celebrate Summer with These Must-Have BBQ Pairings

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked is an ultra-premium spirit in the core line of whiskeys that is twice barreled in White Oak and matured to perfection in handcrafted barrels created at Woodford Reserve’s own cooperage. The barrels are uniquely toasted and charred to create an expression rich in flavor and color. The second custom barreling process creates heavier notes of honey, cream, and vanilla that are magnified alongside sweet aromatic notes. Since Woodford Reserve’s bourbon is perfectly designed to enhance certain food flavors instead of being a flavor destroyer, there is no wrong way to pair the bourbon with anything on your plate!

Starward Nova Australian Whisky ($54.99)

Starward Australian Whisky is a distinct new style of whiskey launched in the US in Spring 2019 that utilizes the unique climate, terroir, and raw materials of Australia. The Starward Nova is a single malt whiskey elementally matured in Australian red wine barrels for 3 Melbourne years. Starward draws influence from the vibrancy of “big red” wines from southeastern Australia. There, the distillery team sources barrel from local wineries that previously held Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. This proximity allows the team to maximize the flavor of the wine permeated into the oak, lending a vibrant red ochre color to the final liquid. The full maturation in red wine barrels creates a light and fruity whiskey with a long and spicy finish. You’ll find it similar to some of the country’s award-winning wines.

Ready to trade in that beer for a spirit but still love the feel of a can? We have you covered with these great rum and bbq pairings from Cutwater Spirits Canned Cocktails (available on Drizly for $9.99 – $12.99 per four-pack).  Rum is the spirit of the summer, and these ready-to-drink canned cocktails will seamlessly keep your party going.

Cutwater Tiki Rum Mai Tai 12.5% ABV

This delicious mix of Cutwater Barrel Aged Rum, Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut, and citrus combine to balance this bright cocktail with an aged depth.

Cutwater Rum & Ginger 7% ABV

Ginger at the Helm. This Rum & Ginger is like none you’ve ever tasted. It blends Cutwater White Rum, crafted from pure cane sugar; and Cutwater’s spicy ginger beer to create a robust yet balanced craft cocktail. It’s a storm of flavor that is sure to warm your palate.