Who can forget Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue steaming up the screen in the 80′s classic film “Cocktail.” Long before there were mixologists, Tom made bartending look effortlessly chic, serving up mixed drinks with flair on a romantic Caribbean island. Now over two decades later, cocktails, especially those that are artisanal like Tanteo Tequila, are all the rage.
Tanteo is the brainchild of Jonathan Rojewski. His vision along with Neil Grosscup, CEO, Tanteo Spirits: To make the perfect tequila; clean, easy to drink with fresh picked ingredients. Both Rojewski and Grosscup saw an open niche in the U.S. market.
“We tasted a lot of in-house infused margaritas. And after touring the NYC cocktail scene we decided to add value to the category by creating our own authentic brand,” adds Grosscup.
All Tanteo tequilas are handcrafted with genuine Mexican flavors: Jalapeño, cocoa, mango and guanabana. The result is a unique sipping tequila, available in a variety of indigenous flavors.
This July 4th turn up the heat and serve the signature Tanteo cocktail: Jalapeño Margarita and enjoy the local flavors of Mexico!
Tanteo Jalapeño: One of a kind, delicious with some lingering heat. Serve neat or in a cocktail.
Red Carpet Drink Recipe Jalapeño Margarita 2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño More >
Cutty Sark scotch calls to mind old-school entertaining. Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, “Beach Blanket Bingo” summer days and nights were in full swing back in the day. So this season, throw a Red Carpet Drink party for friends and family in an instant with a Cutty cocktail which makes it vintage even modern and cool!
Best known by it’s iconic yellow label and famous clipper, Cutty Sark is rich in history weaving it’s way into the American cocktail culture for decades. It’s distinctive logo has graced the world’s best bars and restaurants for nearly 80 years.
“Cutty Sark is the original Prohibition whisky our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on,” remarks Toni-Lynn Gross, Brand Activation Manager at the Edrington Group. Gross continues, “Today, the brand is experiencing a renaissance and is a favorite among the hipster generation. It’s no longer just your grandfather’s whisky; it’s retro chic, appreciated by trend-setters, honoring a slice of nostalgia circa 1960.”
So get in the spirit and express that vintage mood: Take pictures on Instagram of your Red Carpet Drink Entertaining experiences with Cutty Sark and share the photos on Cutty’s Facebook Fan Page, tweet them out on Twitter or pin them on Pinterest.
Cutty Sark Blend. More >
For whisky veteran John Glaser, the stars aligned when he began a career as a distiller well over a decade ago. So much so, he named his brand Compass Box Whisky after the constellation Pyxis. And much like the film with Streisand & Kristofferson, a star was born: The Compass Box signature whisky line. Perfect for Easter entertaining with family and friends.
John Glaser, Founder & Whiskymaker of Compass Box is regarded as one of superstars of his generation. The artisanal line he created targets the adventurous, seeking a refined taste. “I believe Scotch is one of the world’s greatest drinks”, comments Glaser. “And just as making great whisky takes skill, the fine art of making a great craft cocktail requires just the right touch. The spirit should be the main attraction”, adds Glaser.
Remarks Susan Pajak, Director of Learning & Development, R&R Marketing/Charmer Sunbelt,“Brown spirits are an increasingly important category in NJ. Younger, millennial drinkers find whisky sophisticated. And make it their brand of choice.”
Serve Compass Box as part of Easter dinner. And experience the range of styles; from light and fruity to the the more robust and bold. • Great King Street. An elegantly blended Scotch. Enjoy neat, on ice, with More >